Approaching Retirement

Boy, did I fall off of the planet. I last posted something after Cheryl and I went on our 20th Anniversary trip to Italy, last summerthen I got sidetracked and blogging stopped. Time to remidy that. I need to get back to the story of the Italy trip, but that …

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Off to Rome

Wednesday Morning in Austin was not very exciting. We had everything packed and sitting in the kitchen. Our flight was scheduled for 2pm, so we decided to get there much earlier, just in case. Two friends from church, Ralph and Billie Korstad, drove us over so we would not need …

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20th Anniversary in Italy

When I met Cheryl, my wife, she was working as the Controller at Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. I was hired as a consultant to install 75 new computers and get them wired together in a network, then get the museum, up on the Internet. It was 1994.

Three …

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Communing with Nature

A-10 over Normandy on D-Day

Note

Durn it! I missed the most important date in the year: D-Day, June 6, 1944. The image above is an Air National Guard A-10, painted up in the colors of the 107th's P-51 Squadron, which flew over Normandy that day. This one flew over the same beaches, 74 years …

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TL;DR

Ever seen this? It seems in the new age of "instant gratification, folks do not want to read anything that is "too long".

To Long; Didn't Read!

Everyone seems to be in a hury these days. My students do not want to learn things by study, they want those topics …

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Being Six Again

Do you remember what things you thought about when you were six. Some of those things were crazy, but fun.

Inventing things

Kids always want things they do not have. They even want things that do not exist. That does not stop them from wanting those things anyway!

"Hey, Tommy …

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Dancing at the USO

We went dancing over Labor Day weekend. The event was a USO dance themed after those held during WWII. We had a "Big Band", and the event was held in Fredricksburg, Texas at the Hanger Hotel and Convention Center. Of course a hotel with a name like that has to …

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Snakes

Garter snake

Snakes! You know, those slithery long critters that make most folks cringe with fear when they see one. Well, this evening, after my night class, I came home and was immediately told by Cheryl that there was a snake in the garage, caught in a bug trap our bug control …

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Digging to China

All male kids try to dig to China. It should not be too hard, just take a shovel and start digging, sooner or later, you will end up in China. Or so the story goes.

Warning

Actually digging straight down will not actually get you to China at all, which …

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D-Day, 6th of June

Did you have a good night last night? Sleep well? What went through your mind this morning as you rolled out of bed?

73 years ago this morning 176,000 men were riding on ships of all kinds approaching the beaches of Normandy in France. Over 10,000 of those …

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