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Wed, 21 Jul 2010 15:46:55 GMTI know many of you would loved to have been at my elevation ceremony weekend before last. I also know it's a busy summer, and a weak economy, and folx can't just pack up and travel. SO, with the help of some of my dear friends who were fortune-favored, and who could make it, here's something of my Laurel celebration:
Wed, 23 Jun 2010 15:09:22 GMT...for those of you who might be interested, and have not yet heard:
Sun, 31 Jan 2010 14:49:07 GMTeach and every one
Sat, 16 Jan 2010 01:29:45 GMT...my mother died, about 3pm PST.
Tue, 24 Nov 2009 01:29:54 GMTMy spice, Sharpie, asked me to post this, as she's having trouble with her connection while traveling...
Mon, 26 Oct 2009 20:14:02 GMTZ. O. M. G.
Fri, 02 Oct 2009 14:36:19 GMTI've been waiting for this for quite the longest time. And now it's here...
Fri, 29 May 2009 11:46:45 GMT... the man who conceived THIS:
Wed, 05 Nov 2008 14:16:22 GMTLet there be no reason now for any citizen to fail to cherish their citizenship in this, the greatest nation on earth.
Mon, 28 Jul 2008 11:20:57 GMTIt was dark outside when I left for work.
Fri, 18 Jul 2008 12:37:28 GMTThe Los angeles chapter of the National Space Society, OASIS, is hosting a reception this Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 3:00 PM to mark the 30th Anniversary of the chapter. The reception will be at the
Sun, 06 Apr 2008 15:14:32 GMT
A graceful remembrance of an extraordinary talent.
Rest in peace, sir.
Sun, 23 Mar 2008 14:33:34 GMTVere resurrexit!
Sun, 09 Mar 2008 05:10:11 GMT
... good reading to be had at Voices/Future Tense;
Issue Eight is now online!
your humble publisher
Fri, 29 Feb 2008 12:33:06 GMT
Many of us are Quite Wittier; few are quiet -- wittier.
... John Hertz
Thu, 28 Feb 2008 01:36:36 GMT
I learned, from WFB, that grace in discourse was a virtue. I learned that disagreeing with someone’s politics did not require me to hate them; was, in fact, my loss, did I do so. I learned that I might, sometimes, myself be mistaken, and to be mindful of that even when I am certain of my stance.
He taught me to value douceur before I even knew the concept existed.
I see, here and there in commentary, that this lesson hasn’t “taken” everywhere.
We are the poorer for that, and for his loss.
Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine:
et lux perpetua luceat eis.
(crossposted at 'tother blog)
Mon, 25 Feb 2008 13:16:12 GMTI rarely do these. But courtesy of sister coyotewoman ...[ ] I've been to a drive-in movie theater.[ ] I saw the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show.[ ] I voted for (or could have) Ronald Reagan.[ ] I was in a Christmas pageant in public school. [ ] I remember what I was doing when John Kennedy died.[ ] I used to watch Star Trek during its original run. [ ] I know what 45 and 33-1/3 describes. [ ] I've ridden in cars that didn't have seat belts.[ ] I used to watch Romper Room. [ ] I belonged to Future Homemakers of America.[ ] I've gone to an Elvis Presley concert.[ ] I own/used to own an 8-track player. [ ] I used to wear a hat, doilie, or handkerchief on my head in church.[ ] I've bought a McDonald's cheeseburger for 18 cents.[ ] would go to sleep while or just after watching Johnny Carson. [ ] I have watched a black and white television. [ ] I have/used to have a leisure suit.[ ] I've been to a tent revival.[ ] I attended Woodstock.[ ] I've been to a state fair and looked at the animal barns. [ ] I could spin a hula-hoop around my middle.[ ] I've been spanked at school by a teacher/principal. [ ] I've been to a Cher concert.[ ] I watched The Sonny and Cher Show during its original run. [ ] I looked forward to hearing Guy Lombardo play "Auld Lang Syne."[ ] I called adults "Sir" or "Ma'am." [ ] I've had a smallpox vaccination. [ ] I used to watch Dick Clark on American Bandstand [ ] I've been to a rodeo. [ ] I've competed in a rodeo.[ ] I scheduled my evenings around Dynasty.[ ] I've sold Girl Scout cookies. [ ] I am/was in a fraternity/sorority.[ ] I've eaten breakfast at a Sambo's Restaurant. [ ] I had a poster of Farrah Fawcett on my wall/door.[ ] I had a crush on Ricky Nelson.[ ] I watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon.[ ] I had an aluminum Christmas tree and a color-wheel lamp.[ ] I have/had a fondue pot and use/used it.[ ] I've used a rotary phone. [ ] I remember when African-Americans were called "colored people" in polite company. [ ] I've been to West Berlin before German reunification.[ ] I had a paper credit card.[ ] I played with a Water Wiggle. [ ] I danced all night to Donna Summer and Whitney Houston. [ ] I've driven/ridden in a Pacer.[ ] I've stayed up all night playing Risk. [ ] I saw the original Star Wars movie in a theater. [ ] I've taken group showers with members of my junior/senior high school class. [ ] I remember when HIV was called HTLV-IV.[ ] I watched The Simpsons when it was a short on The Tracy Ulman Show. [ ] I had to install MS-DOS on my computer before I installed Windows.[ ] I have/had a Sony Walkman. [ ] I modeled my hair and clothes on people in Beverly Hills 90210.[ ] I've played PacMan. [ ] I (used to) put on a suit and tie/dress to go shop at the downtown department store. [ ] I saw Top Gun in the theater more than six times.[ ] I've read Rushdie's The Satanic Verses.[ ] I've used a Jane Fonda workout video. [ ] I remember when Michael Jackson was black. [ ] I know who shot J.R.[ ] I owned a pet rock. [ ] I have/had a Betamax VCR. [ ] I had "all the way" sex before I was married and had to keep it secret. [ ] I burned a bra and/or draft card.[ ] I've ridden in a double-decker bus. [ ] I've ridden in the back window of my parents' car. [ ] I've edged the grass in a yard with hand clippers.[ ] I had a television aerial outside my house. Oddly, though, I don't feel old. *grins* [...]
Tue, 01 Jan 2008 05:19:59 GMTIf what you do on New Years' Eve sets the theme for your upcoming year?
Wed, 19 Dec 2007 20:55:16 GMT
Not near my place, nor any of mine.
We don't know if anyone's been injured, or killed, as I write this. We wait in trepidation...
But I'm OK. So's Sharpie, and John.
Tue, 18 Dec 2007 14:38:48 GMT(crossposted at dedoc.net, facebook, myspace, and a host of other places)
Historical Western Martial Arts are the martial arts that were taught, studied and used throughout Europe prior to the widespread usage of firearms. Similar to Asian styles, WMA has a number of different ‘traditions’ and systems — all of which hold one fundamental truth in constant: To defend oneself, and ones companions, regardless of situation, environment or opponents.
This seminar will focus on the biomechanical and kinestethic underpinnings of all combat, through the use of historical close-quarters combat material.
Date: March 1 & 2
Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm each day
Requirements: Longsword Waster, Rondel Dagger Waster, Loose-fitting clothing
Place: Cair Paravel Gymnasium, Topeka, KS
Minimum Age: 14
Cost: $80 before 2-1-08, $90 after 2-1-08 and at the door. Lunch and drinks included both days.
Contact: Jessica Finley at jessica.finley AT sbcglobal.net or 785-235-9630 for more information and registration.
I have been asked by Roger to attend as a teaching assistant, and I am delighted to accept.
Mark your calendars. I have…
Wed, 21 Nov 2007 13:01:11 GMT
... from here, from work, my happy good wishes to everyone who hits the roads today.
May you travel smoothly,
and arrive in a good time,
have a splendid holiday,
and a pleasant trip home.
(I'll see some of you tomorrow, at zero-dark thirty, as I travel. But for now... "work of the day".)
Wed, 03 Oct 2007 15:02:26 GMTI am still processing and integrating the marvelous weekend I had at WMAW.
Sun, 09 Sep 2007 18:15:08 GMTIf you're trying to entice someone into opening your spam,