Category: Just Me

Waiting for a response

If ever anyone asks me why I want to keep my guns, all I have to do is point to this very incident. Me and Ennie and sitting on the front porch, not touching a crime scene, waiting for the police to show up. It has been...

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Magnets (scary magnets!)

There are few things that scare me. For the most part things aren’t scary. I can control them and predict what they’ll do. People, on the other hand, are scary to me. But one of the things that do scare me are...

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WiFi Switcheroo

I’ve been having some issues with the Apple AirPort WiFi hubs that I’ve had working for ages here at the Burgyán compound… random drop-outs and stuff like that. I’ve had to reboot the network a couple of...

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Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain was one of those rare people in the mainstream entertainment industry that was genuine in their views of the world. He didn’t sugar coat things. He had been going to both the best places on the planet as...

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45

In what has become the annual tradition – the birthday post. The past year was one of change and turmoil. Some things were good, more seemed bad. My friend is no longer, that’s the worse of it. But I’m still...

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Religion

I was giving the political climate some thought of late. Well, honestly, I’ve been thinking about it for a hell of a long time. I will admit that I have a visceral aversion to what has been dubbed “Social Justice...

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Privatization of the commons

Everyone always talks about freedom of speech — you know, first amendment stuff. You’re allowed to speak your mind without the government persecuting you for that speech. Ok, obviously this has limits, yelling fire...

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Ownership v. Responsibility

There’s much to be said for owning something. When the thing you own stops working it’s on you to fix — and that’s not a problem at all. The problem exhibits itself when you have responsibility for...

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Newfoundland

We just watched an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s show. He went to Newfoundland. It’s one of those things that just takes me back to that ill-fated trip up there to the Rock. So many of the things just struck the same...

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3000

I just realized as I was sitting down to write something that this is going to be post #3000 on here. There are other posts on the trip.vec.com site as well, but that one’s basically closed — just archives at this...

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