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Monday Bag o’ Parse Error

Last Thursday I tried to update this blog with the latest WordPress and third-party plugin releases. Normally that’s the sort of transparent admin action readers never see, but this time something went wrong and for four days all my two readers and I got when we tried to come here was this sad error message:



Riding with Distinguished Friends

This morning I turned out for The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, an annual motorcycle event. This year Distinguished Gentleman’s Rides were held in 401 cities and towns in 79 countries. The rides are organized to help raise awareness of and fund research on prostate cancer. Individual riders or groups of riders raise funds or donate directly, […]


For Purity in Blogging

I’m having a hard time relating to, or even understanding, this: a popular blogger throwing in the towel because advertisers were taking over.

The idea of a sponsored blog is alien to me. A blogger is an individual with something to say and the time and energy to set up a domain and website, right? […]


Thursday Bag o’ Hugs

Our summer rainy season (laughingly called the “monsoon” in Southern Arizona, as if …) is officially over. For the past two months I’ve been driving the truck to the air museum. When I take the truck there are always a pair of prescription eyeglasses along for the ride, either the sunglasses in the center console […]


Road Tripping

Some couples start fighting the moment they sit down in a car together. Donna and I are lucky; we get along better in a car than almost anywhere else, and we’ve always loved driving cross-country together. We’d been considering taking a trip for our 50th anniversary (which is coming up this December), and it just […]


AIr-Minded: The Museum of Flight

During our recent road trip to California and the Pacific Northwest, Donna and I spent a couple of days with our niece Rebecca in Bremerton, Washington. While there, we visited The Museum of Flight at Boeing Field in Seattle.

Museum of Flight’s Lockheed Super Constellation & Boeing B-47 Stratojet

To me, any visit to […]


Monday Bag o’ Thoughts

I know, let’s start Monday off with a mixed bag of bloggage and unconnected thoughts.

In a previous post I mentioned driving through Phoenix on Interstate 10. We knew about the I-10 shooter, of course, and had actually considered changing our route through town, but then there was a shooting on the other freeway, I-17, […]


Blogging to Resume

Any minute now. For reals.

We’re back from a two-week road trip, during which I neglected the hell out of this little blog. But never fear, I gathered material for a couple of Air-Minded posts, not to mention a future post recounting our adventures. I’ll get cracking as soon as I catch up with all […]