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Refudiating liberalism in all its forms.

I subscribed to Flying for five and a half years from March 2002 to September 2007. Along the way I also subcribed to Flight Training (Nov 00 to Feb 01), AOPA Pilot (Nov 01 to Nov 02), Sport Pilot and Sport Aviation (July 05 to June 06), and Pilot Getaways (July 05 to May 07). I took my first lesson in Hillsboro on Augus

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I subscribed to WoodenBoat magazine for 11 years from August 1994 to August 2005. I still have every single issue, six issues per year, numbers 121 to 185. Should I keep them or let them go? Just in case you're wondering, yes, I finally did get around to building my wooden boat. I think I'll keep them.

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"Is Jesse Felder shaving yet? "Yes, he is.

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Charlie and I went to Pottsville (just north of Merlin) on Saturday for the Eighth Annual Rat Rod-o-Rama. If you don't know what a Rat Rod is, it's a hot rod that's mechanically sound... ...but cosmetically challenged. Some might say it's a hot rod that's not finished, but the true rat rodder knows it's never going to

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An eclectic selectric: Elena Urioste, Carmen Fantaisie BrillianteGrateful Dead, Terrapin Station Part 1Pletnev, Beethoven's 5th, 3rd 4th movementsGrateful Dead, Catfish JohnJethro Tull, Thick As A Brick That last being the greatest single work of the boomer generation. (I may be mistaken, but I think not.)

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"Ive wandered all over this country Prospecting and digging for gold Ive tunneled, hydraulicced and cradled And I have been frequently sold. For each man who grew rich by mining I saw that a hundred grew poor So I made up my mind to try farming The only pursuit that is sure. So rolling my grub in my blanket I left all my

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Amost percisely two years ago I had this to say: "Visibility's something less than half a mile this evening, and even in the house the smoke is irritating. No bike ride today, although I might go for a swim. "Ditto that this evening. And the State Fire Marshal says "A serious wildfire can come up in a moments notice, so res

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Someone asked my daughter what was in the prepared foods in her kitchen. She looked around and couldn't find any, and reported back that she didn't buy prepared foods: I buy ingredients. Thats kind of characteristic of my family we like to cook. What Are the Defining Ingredients of a Cultures Cuisine? "For example, pean

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"I know an old lady who swallowed a fly. Now, I dont know why she swallowed a fly; Perhaps shell die. I know an old lady who swallowed a spider, A spider that wriggled and tickled inside her. She swallowed the spider to catch the fly, And I dont know why she swallowed the fly; Perhaps shell die. I know an old lady who swa

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With a Rangers hat and shovel and a pair of dungarees You will find him in the forest always sniffin at the breeze. People stop and pay attention when he tells em to beware, Cause evrybody knows that hes the Fire Preventin Bear. Smokey the Bear, Smokey the Bear. Prowlin and a growlin and a sniffin the air. He can find a f

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"Tell the truth. If nothing else, for the shock value " Gregory Cochran

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Derb says he's content to be a middlebrow. "We middlebrows don't plunge too deep into things. Perhaps we're afraid of what we might find there; or perhaps we're just lazy. I'll go with lazy: I'm not aware of being scared of anything, other than of course women and the po-lice. So I'm lazy. So sue me. Shallowness can anywa

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Oregon's preminent blogger Max Redline has a great new site. "I plan to transition everything from the incompetent Typepad site to the WordPress site. The new place is athematic, so none of the stuff you've seen here will be there until I can get around to adding them in. Hey, you aren't here for mongoose photos, anyway."W

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Leslie and the girls ran (mostly walked) the 5K Color Run today. If you haven't seen a Color Run, it's where as you run through gates they throw colored powder on you. You start with a clean white t-shirt, and you wind up... Colored.

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I never read, my friend Charles once sniffed, what everyones reading. Words to live by, no doubt, but I do make exceptions. Six years ago I read Before the Dawn and it was good enough to read a second time. A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History, if it is half as good as the prequel, will bear reading twi

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(Click pic for the rest) Mine's number seven, as usual. My sister's is six. I have a nephew with the number two job, university professor, although he's only adjunct, which I'm sure is not what they mean. I have another nephew with the ninth worst job, firefighter, but I've never heard him complain. Interesting that speech

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Hairy Reed on the cattle battle: "Well, it's not over. We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it."I like the way he talks about an American people like it's something outside, and probably below, himself. Most of us, if we were to talk about the American people, would say "we" or

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Bloomberg says "The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it... "So the agency charged with protecting our security knew for two years that our bank accounts could be hacked and said n

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The New York Sun reports that "Americans spend an estimated 6 billion hours and more than 160 billion on tax compliance. That dollar figure is not the tax payments, it's just the tax-related compliance spending on things like software, accountants, and lawyers. "I spent a little above average in hours, not dollars this ye

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Annalee Newitz makes a fool of herself in io9. "So, why does it matter that Homo sapiens had sex with Neanderthals? It matters because now we have genetic evidence that humans as a species don't always kill and destroy what we don't understand. Sometimes, we fall in love and settle down instead."Girls, girls, girls. I hat

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In light of the latest research showing that smarter people drink more, and that contrary to pernicious rumor, drinking doesn't make you fat and doesn't actually kill brain cells, that it protects you from getting sick, and that it might actually prevent hearing loss, I'm actually kind of glad that Obama is driving me to dr

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An interesting chart, lifted from a column by Roger Simon, shows what the unemployment rate would be but for those who have given up looking for work. They call them "dropouts." Of course, some of those "dropouts" are actually just retired. It's true; the cruel meanies at the Bureau of Labor Statistic consider you a membe

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Back during the year-end wrapup, the Weekend Investor ran a column entitled The Best Financial Advice I Ever Got (or Gave). Most of it was the predictable sort. Put all your money into stocks. Don't put all your money into stocks. That sort of thing. But two little tidbits rang true for me. The first, from Michelle Smith,

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If you don't read anything else in The Weekend Journal today, take a glance at Terry Teachout's The Narcissism of Boomer Nostalgia."Not surprisingly, my parents' generation did everything they could to make life easier for their own children. Was that good for us? I wonder. It certainly didn't do us any good from a cultural

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Pay no attention to Carmen. She's one of those spoilsport Tea Party types. In the real world nobody remembers what you did, much less holds you to account. So blunder on. Keep on doing what you know best. Some time in the distant future your efforts will produce different results. And who ever doubted you?

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Liz and Jon gave me Dr. Seuss's ABC for Christmas. Page eight "Barber baby bubbles and a bumblebee" was marked with a photograph, the gist of which you see above. Yes, I have until mid-June to get used to the sound of "Grandpa."

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I've been a bad blogger this year so Santa won't bring me many links, but for the few loyal readers I have left I've added a few items to the Christmas Compendium in the sidebar to your right. Nothing else to add at this time so I'll leave you with St. Luke... Merry Christmas. And there were in the same country Shepherds

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Charlie and Marielle came home Thursday and on Saturday we drove up to Diamond Lake for our USFS Christmas tree still only five bucks for the permit. I remember when five bucks would buy a tank of gas. Stop talking about your age, Leslie says. This is the first year we've had a snow day with no kids at home to enjoy the d

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We put up well over three thousand watts of lighting this year. Doing our bit for global warming, we are.

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As of 4:00, about five inches. It's still coming down.

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