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More Road Millers

As mentioned in a previous posting, a road miller is the world’s most unloved—and ugliest—machine.  It is ugly, it is loud, it is dirty.  No little boy asks Santa for a toy road miller in his stocking.  Any adult who … Continue reading

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The Future Economy

Here we go again with the possibility of another stalemate on raising debt ceiling.  Relax, I don’t think it matters. Either way, a financial disaster is right around the corner.  Do you want your catastrophe now or later?  It is … Continue reading

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Grease Guns

In a Jean Shepherd childhood story from one of his 1960s WOR radio programs, he scoffs at his father who would change the oil and grease his car as a ritual of spring.  Shep’s tone was clearly mocking in the … Continue reading

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Terms of Endearment

The BBC recently complied a list of the words that people from around the world call their lovers or children.  These were names submitted in a survey and may not be common, but are worth knowing if you travel, especially … Continue reading

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Jean Shepherd’s Travels

It is no secret that I am a big fan of Jean Shepherd with over 500 of his radio shows saved on my computer (somewhere).  His shows have a timeless quality and are still appropriate today.  But a series of … Continue reading

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Seeing Color

“The Women With Superhuman Vision” by David Robson. BBC.com, 9/12/2014. (This is a recently discovered posting written years ago, then lost.) Sometime during the 1980s, I took an evening watercolor class held in the basement of a local woman artist. … Continue reading

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A Non-Voter (And Proud of It)

As each election approaches, I am less inclined to vote, not in protest, but just a general feeling that a government should be chosen by those who have to live under it.  The older I get, the less that is … Continue reading

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