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Monday Bag o’ Odds & Ends

I could say I’m blogging about odds & ends because it’s the lull between festive holiday events, and with parties and football soon to come, no one wants to read about anything serious (not that there aren’t plenty of serious things to write about).

But the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015, barring […]


Friday Bag o’ Dog Years

Both hummingbird chicks have flown away. The bicycle hook nest is empty. A friend told me new chicks sometimes come back to the nest at first. We observed that with one of the chicks from an earlier hummingbird nest in June. I remember thinking, “Surely that bird should have learned to fly by now,” and […]


Tuesday Bag o’ Eggcorns

Some of my recent Twitter finds: blimp on the radar, quanza hut, hiden seek, take things with a grain assault, rod iron gate, malice of forethought, pre-madonna, self of steam. […]


Monday Bag of Fetishes

Everybody has fetishes. Me too. Not stilettos, despite the graphic (hey, you try searching for “bag of fetish” and see how many options Google Images gives you), but one fetish I’ll admit to is aircraft engines, especially the round reciprocating kind. I find them irresistibly sexy.

Aviators who’ve flown behind radials and had to wipe […]


Cops Open Fire On Bronx Driver Who Failed To Yield To Pedestrian

That’s one of the headlines on today’s Gothamist, an online news aggregator for the New York City area:

Gothamist is better known for linking to news articles that suggest the opposite: they run story after story of NYC cops and courts letting drivers go after they’ve maimed or killed pedestrians and bicyclists. […]


Thursday Bag o’ Slack

Not sure whether we’re in the storm or the calm before. I knew January was going to be a busy month: friends and family are scheduled to visit nearly every week and I’m working double shifts at the air museum. There are three Hash House Harrier club events in January, plus a book club meeting. […]


My War on Xmas

We’re getting a new DSLR camera for Xmas, an expensive gift that’s really for me. I have several small gifts for Donna but nothing approaching the camera in value, and even though I tell myself it’s the thought that matters, not the cost of the gift, the lack of balance has been bothering me.

Two […]


Global Replace

I plead guilty to blogging too much about my upcoming F-15 presentation at the air museum. You’re surely tired of reading about it. The presentation is this Saturday. I’ll tell you how it went in a blog post afterward, and that’ll be the end of it.

Yesterday, though, as I made a final run-through at […]