Monthly Archives: October 2008

Stop palling around with terrorists …

… wrote my son John, the University of Texas law student, on my Facebook “wall” this morning. John is, as usual, poking fun, with a double edge. He’s poking fun at Sarah Palin’s sleazy McCarthy-style demagoguery, as well as my … Continue reading

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Brrrr …

November is settling in, a week or so early. The sky has been leaden-gray for the last few days, and the wind raw and bone-numbing. Daytime temperatures are in the 40’s and 50’s now, and snow is predicted for Sunday. … Continue reading

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Mountain Goat

I spent much of yesterday playing Mountain Goat. Well, an hour or so of yesterday, I guess, to be truthful, but it was enough. John grabbed me to help him with the annual track inspection, a slow and careful task. … Continue reading

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Derby, NASCAR and Snowmobiles

The Windy City Rollers made it through the semi-finals last night, defeating a team from the Carolinas, and will play the Gotham Girls, the New York City all-star team, for the championship this afternoon. I’ll head down for the bout, … Continue reading

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Darn right, doggone it …

“I know that John McCain will do that and I, as his vice president, families we are blessed with that vote of the American people and are elected to serve and are sworn in on January 20, that will be … Continue reading

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Track and Politics

Dave called from the railroad yesterday, asking if I could come over for a few hours and help a crew straighten and level a stretch of track along the shelf. It was a beautiful day, and although my back didn’t … Continue reading

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Entitlement

“I can’t stand to look at him, I don’t trust him. I don’t like the circle of friends he keeps, I don’t like his policies. I’m pissed off by it. I’m beyond mad. How is he climbing up in the … Continue reading

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Lost in the shuffle …

I’ve been busy enough for the last month or so that the outside world is passing by in a blur, largely unnoticed. Yesterday was a sunny, bright day. Despite my running around, I couldn’t help but notice that the corn … Continue reading

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"Who knows what someday will bring?"

… asks the envelope squib on Well Fargo’s envelope forwarding bank statements this month. I haven’t a clue about what someday will bring, but I do know what yesterday’s mail brought – my monthly IRA statement from Morgan Stanley. It … Continue reading

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A “the sky is falling” type of person …

While I was out canvassing for Barack Obama yesterday afternoon, Don Wildman sent me an e-mail: “Dear NULL, The upcoming election is the most critical election in the history of our nation. The very future of our nation’s foundation is … Continue reading

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