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Archive for the ‘courage’ Category

Drafting Guys Over 60

June 7, 2019

I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I’m too old to track down terrorists.  You can’t be older than 42 to join the military.  They’ve got the whole thing ass-backwards. Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys.  You shouldn’t be able to join a military […]

Thank You, Mr. Prager

May 10, 2019

We watched high school principal Dennis Prager of Colorado, along with Sara Palin and Tom Brokaw on TV a couple of weeks ago….what a dynamic, down to earth speaker. A Speech Every American High School Principal Should Give. By Dennis Prager. To the students and faculty of our high school: I am your new principal […]

I believe Marriage is…

April 16, 2019

“I believe marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman,” Mitt Romney said. I believe marriage (this is ME now) is a relationship of willing adults who accept their responsibilities as a family to pay taxes and, when able, raise children. The ‘when able’ phrase can include Adoption, Foster Parenting, Surrogate Parenting and […]

The Magic of Communication

January 14, 2019

I get an idea about something to say. My mind translates that idea into words and I think about how or whether I am going to share this idea with anyone else. Usually, I start to formulate how I am going to express my idea to another and, if and when the right chance arises, […]

Life is an Asymptote

September 10, 2018

In Math, an asymptotic relationship or formula is defined as: a line that continuously approaches a given curve but does not meet it at any finite distance It’s sort of like a football penalty for half the distance to the goal: you get closer but you never get there. In my experience, Life is like […]

Now Is Forever

March 23, 2018

Every second of our lives is a moment in “The Now”. How can it be otherwise? What is past is passed and we can only remember and HOPE that we Learn from our past. What is Yet To Come holds promise and, perhaps, fear but we spend each Now preparing for what is Yet To […]

Quoting Andy Weir – The Martian

January 12, 2018

Andy Weir is a software engineer / programmer who wrote a book: “The Martian” as his first novel. At the end of this book, he wrote: “… human being has a basic instinct to help each other out. It might not seem that way sometimes, but it’s true. If a hiker gets lost in the […]

The Two Worst Days of the Week

November 24, 2017

Every week there are two days that are going to happen and over which we have Little or No Control: Yesterday happened.  It’s over.  There is nothing we can do about that day anymore. But, we can take some learning out of our Yesterdays if we choose to. What happened?  What can we learn from […]

An Inside Joke

June 18, 2017

Do you know what an Inside Joke is? It’s a joke that only works inside my head!  That’s an Inside Joke. And by the way, that, in itself, is an Inside Joke!   However, since you are here, why don’t you check out some of my other blogs: IT’s Lost Art of Software Engineering: https://softwareengineeringhandbook.wordpress.com/ […]

Presidential History

April 28, 2017

From a Friend on Facebook (I hope he doesn’t mind…) The first president I remember led the allied forces in Europe to victory in WWII. He cautioned us against the military industrial complex. He built the American highway system to enable American to defend itself. The second gave his life for America. He read seven […]