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Ladies And Hats

One man's exasperation with ladies' fashion.Read the rest of this entry »

September 1, 2014   No Comments

Better Lathe Than Never …

This is the story of my lathe acquisition a few years ago. Other options for the title of this post were: "I'll Learn to Turn", "Lathes and Gentleman, I Have a New Toy", "Yearnings and Turnings", and "Burning to Get Turning". I was tempted (and succumbed) once again by that evil temptress, the tool section on Craig's List. I bought a Jet 1236 lathe.Read the rest of this entry »

August 31, 2014   No Comments

God and the IRS

Recently, the IRS entered into a secret agreement with a group calling itself the “Freedom from Religion Foundation.” This resulted from a federal lawsuit filed by the group, ostensibly to stop churches from advocating from the pulpit for or against …

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August 29, 2014   1 Comment

Common Core Update

The trouble with prevaricating is that it is necessary to remember what has been said. That can be difficult enough for one individual, but when the premier federal education agency does so and all associated entities must follow suit, someone is bound to make a mistake and tell the truth. Read the rest of this entry »

August 28, 2014   2 Comments

Apparently, I Am A Racist

I have long been fighting the characterization. But now I realize that it is actually racist not to judge someone not on his actions, but on what race he was. Apparently, I was confused.Read the rest of this entry »

August 26, 2014   5 Comments

Just The Facts, Ma’am

It's very difficult to assess exactly what happened in any altercation fraught with violence and emotion, especially when the facts may be the last thing some parties want to discuss. There are those who would paint Michael Brown as a vicious, drug-crazed thug, and those who want everyone to believe he was poor innocent, helpless child. Politicians, the likes of our President and Attorney General have their own agendas, as do the Reverend Al Sharpton, and the New Black Panthers. The truth is what is important. A police officer has an obligation to preserve and protect, and like anyone else, the right to protect himself. Justice must prevail - and justice has to mean the same thing to everyone - an honest appraisal of the facts. Read the rest of this entry »

August 25, 2014   4 Comments

Book Review: The Tipping Point

tipping-point
Tipping Point seems to remind us that sometimes if we take care of the small things, the big things will take care of themselves.Read the rest of this entry »

August 23, 2014   1 Comment

More on Common Core

Some months ago this blog commented on David Coleman’s announcement that the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) had been revised to align with Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Coleman, now president of the College Board, is known as the architect of CCSS.Read the rest of this entry »

August 18, 2014   No Comments

Old Gord’s Records – Volume 1: Old Dan’s Records

Old Dan's Records
Erich is, quite possibly, Gordon Lightfoot's biggest fan. Here is his review of one of Lightfoot's best albums.Read the rest of this entry »

August 16, 2014   No Comments

When Washington Burned An Illustrated History of the War of 1812

When Washington Burned
If one is looking for a book that summarizes the Second War of Independence, as to the War of 1812 has often been referred, this is the book. There is something in this book for the aficionado as well as for the uninitiated. When Washington Burned is beautifully bound and richly illustrated volume which takes the reader through the war, start to finish.Read the rest of this entry »

August 11, 2014   No Comments