Saying Goodbye—to a House

Certain years with my daughters have been especially sweet.  I still savor the time they were three and four and went to a small preschool two mornings a week. On chilly mornings, they went bundled in little sweaters to this place of enrichment and nurture, with lots of great things to do and toys to play with. It had been a good pick for them.

This last year has been difficult in some ways, for sure. And the summer ended with my girls packing up their things and moving on to college together. Now I’ve picked up a second part-time job, and I’m figuring out how to best scale down. But it’s not an easy decision. This morning, I had to take some more pictures of the house that has been our home since last October. Here, we were warm and secure in the winter, and enjoyed glorious walks all summer. We cooked (well, I cooked, mostly) and ate together with phones generally not allowed. We had a lot of interesting conversation, daily silliness, and times where I would say we were actually witty. At least we think so. And this modest 1970’s house was the quiet backdrop. I quickly came to love its soothing colors in the upstairs rooms, and how we had arranged things to make it all our own. More below:... [Read More]

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My Pi 4 and a question

I learned of Raspberry Pi for the first time from John Walker a few weeks ago, with his announcement of the debut of Pi 4. As they are in great demand, it took nearly 2 weeks to get a hold of one with 4Gb RAM. I recall John advising to always get as much RAM as possible – I did so.... [Read More]

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Donald Trump Tweets KH-11 Spy Satellite Image

Yesterday, President Trump tweeted an annotated image of the Iranian launch site where an explosion apparently destroyed a satellite launch vehicle during launch preparations.

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The Party that Boos God

Y’all remember the 2012 Democrat Convention, where the delegates booed God.   Well, they are still at it.   They passed a resolution at the DNC summer meeting.   It celebrates the unreligious and includes a swipe at religious people.

Here is the resolution:... [Read More]

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College Football 2019 – Week 1

At long last, the new college football season is here! Every team will start anew hoping to achieve victory and glory, and cheerleaders’ pom-poms will be shaking from coast to coast.

In the Atlantic Coast Conference, the defending champion #1 Clemson Tigers 🐅  defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 🐝 on Thursday night, 52-14. On Saturday the Florida State Seminoles 🏹 play the Boise State Broncos 🐴  in Tallahassee, the South Carolina Gamecocks 🐓 head to Bank of America stadium in Charlotte to play the North Carolina Tar Heels 🦶, and the Louisville Cardinals 🐦 host the #9 Notre Dame Fighting Irish ☘️.... [Read More]

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Epoch Times interview with Steve Mosher of the Population Research Institute

This Epoch Times interview with Steve Mosher is worth watching. Among other things, Mosher describes some of the organ harvesting practices in China that use advanced medical technology to keep people’s bodies alive for extended periods, while killing their brains. VERY DISTURBING.

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Life in the Fast Lane

Over the past months I have been fasting and going low carbs and almost no sugar. It has been a good way to get my portion sizes down per meal. I found out that not eating at times wasn’t going to kill me. In fact I was quite prepared to handle any “long winter” without eating.

What has been your experience with fasting? Or maybe I should get your BMI to validate your preparations for “long winters”. Also if you have experience in low carb diets that would be helpful. ... [Read More]

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John Carmack rambles

From VR and esports to wrestling and supercharged Ferraris, from atomic processing for personal computers to rocket engineering for extra-planetary colonization, John Carmack talks for a couple hours on Joe Rogan’s podcast. Sometimes it’s a pleasure to just listen to a smart man talk.

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Review: War Is a Racket

“War Is a Racket” by Smedley ButlerSmedley Butler knew a thing or two about war. In 1898, a little over a month before his seventeenth birthday, he lied about his age and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, which directly commissioned him a second lieutenant. After completing training, he was sent to Cuba, arriving shortly after the end of the Spanish-American War. Upon returning home, he was promoted to first lieutenant and sent to the Philippines as part of the American garrison. There, he led Marines in combat against Filipino rebels. In 1900 he was deployed to China during the Boxer Rebellion and was wounded in the Gaselee Expedition, being promoted to captain for his bravery.

He then served in the “Banana Wars” in Central America and the Caribbean. In 1914, during a conflict in Mexico, he carried out an undercover mission in support of a planned U.S. intervention. For his command in the battle of Veracruz, he was awarded the Medal of Honor. Next, he was sent to Haiti, where he commanded Marines and Navy troops in an attack on Fort Rivière in November 1915. For this action, he won a second Medal of Honor. To this day, he is only one of nineteen people to have twice won the Medal of Honor.... [Read More]

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A twist on “WhatIsIt”, a “where is it” picture…

OK, here’s the drill…

You may or may not know where this is, those that do, sit back for a while and see others fumble at it. I am open to “private” guesses via messages…….... [Read More]

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The Great DragonCon $0.99 Book Sale!

An estimated 80,000 fans will gather in Atlanta this Labor Day weekend  for DragonCon in Atlanta, GA for a celebration of science fiction, fantasy and comics. Attending authors, the Conservative Libertarian Fiction Alliance, and other friends are offering great deals on their work in honor of the event – all these books are $0.99 each (set by the author or publisher, so please confirm before buying). Continue reading “The Great DragonCon $0.99 Book Sale!”

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