Monday, October 31, 2011

There Ain't No Justice!

Robert A. Heinlein, by way of his character Lazarus Long, introduced us to this infallible law of the universe. Lazarus often bemoaned that "there ain't no justice" as a sort-of extension of Murphy's Law. Where as the eponymous Mr. Murphy observed that "What Can Go Wrong Will." Lazarus Long observed that if something can be misconstrued or misunderstood, it will.

Halloween

Halloween

Happy birthday to my friend Rene

Happy birthday to my friend Rene

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Trouble With Technology

I guess that all the technology in the world doesn't help if you forget to use it!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Snow Day!

They talked about it for days and yet people here are acting all surprised! What gives?

Monday, October 24, 2011

Debate? What Debate?

de·bate   [dih-beyt]  noun, verb, -bat·ed, -bat·ing.
noun
1.a discussion, as of a public question in an assembly, involving opposing viewpoints: a debate in the Senate on farm price supports.
2.a formal contest in which the affirmative and negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers.
3.deliberation; consideration.
4.Archaic. strife; contention.

verb (used without object)
5.to engage in argument or discussion, as in a legislative or public assembly: When we left, the men were still debating.
6.to participate in a formal debate.
7.to deliberate; consider: I debated with myself whether to tell them the truth or not.
8.Obsolete. to fight; quarrel.

verb (used with object)
9.to argue or discuss (a question, issue, or the like), as in a legislative or public assembly: They debated the matter of free will.
10.to dispute or disagree about: The homeowners debated the value of a road on the island.
11.to engage in formal argumentation or disputation with (another person, group, etc.): Jones will debate Smith. Harvard will debate Princeton.
12.to deliberate upon; consider: He debated his decision in the matter.
13.Archaic. to contend for or over.

Origin: 1250–1300; (v.) Middle English debaten < Old French debatre, equivalent to de- de- + batre to beat < Latin battere, earlier battuere; (noun) Middle English debat < Old French, derivative of debatre
Related forms
de·bat·er, noun
de·bat·ing·ly, adverb
in·ter·de·bate, verb, -bat·ed, -bat·ing.
non·de·bat·er, noun
non·de·bat·ing, adjective

Happy birthday to my aunt Rita

Happy birthday to my aunt Rita

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Another Celebration!

It's not much, but it's something! 0.6, less than a pound change in my weight since my last weigh-in, but it is in the right direction and it is after a visit to Minnesota. I believe this may be the first time that I have ever gone to Minnesota without Gaining Weight!

National Grouch Day

National Grouch Day

Monday, October 10, 2011

Travelogue Minnesota – Homeward Bound

The experience in the security checkpoint this morning was priceless! My sister (as everyone in my family does) visited the locker plant at Miltona. (We've always called it that, though for years it has actually been called "Miltona Custom Meats.") It is tradition, you go to Minnesota, you come home with Hot Dogs, Brats, and Summer Sausage from Miltona. It is the best!

Travelogue: Minnesota – Celebration

Coffee and Donuts – Why can’t I stop thinking about coffee and donuts? I should be telling you about the big celebration of the farm's 140th anniversary. The celebration of our homestead was yesterday and it was a blast!
 

Columbus Day

Columbus Day

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Travelogue: Minnesota – In-Flight Entertainment

Ah! The Zen of Travel!

Travelogue: Minnesota – Departure

“I love it when a plan comes together!”

The Stuff Of Fiction (Science Fiction)

I'm not much of a fan of Apple computers, but there is no way that I can deny the legacy that Steve Jobs, departed from us today, has changed the world.

The computer revolution may have started with IBM and their glorified cash registers, but it was visionaries like Mr. Jobs who saw the true potential in the personal computer. Think back to the days before Apple. Think about how the world has changed.

Happy birthday to my friend Elaine

Happy birthday to my friend Elaine

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Travelogue: Minnesota – Packing Light

With kudos going to a friend of mine in Australia, packing light for this trip to Minnesota. For the first time that I can remember, I am not packing my PC and spare drives for the trip. Why? Well, while I was in Australia, my friend Gerard showed me a great app that he uses on his tablet. The app lets him use his tablet to control his PC at home and therefore he doesn’t need to bring the PC even for things that don’t run on his tablet!

Happy anniversary to Shawn & Nancy

Happy anniversary to Shawn & Nancy

Happy anniversary to Michelle & Michael

Happy anniversary to Michelle & Michael

Happy birthday to my brother Charles

Happy birthday to my brother Charles

Monday, October 03, 2011

Okay, I Feel Cheated!

All in all it was a lovely weekend! The sun shone; the trails beckoned; the trees down here in the valley have started showing their fall colors. All-in-all you could not ask for more beautiful weather.