I don't need in-flight entertainment on a digital screen. On a flight from Phoenix to Seattle today (and on to Vancouver), seated in 30F, the window shade is up. My head is pressed against the window like a kid on his first flight ever. Other passengers are looking at device screens, ...

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None of the homes had fences in the suburban Baltimore neighborhood where I grew up. The kids ran freely from yard to the next. The C's were a family around the corner, 3 boys, the middle Adam was a year younger than me. I spent a lot of time at ...

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There is less of me going around. I'm talking technically about mass, of which, as we recall from high school physics, combines with gravity to give as what we call weight. It's not the gripping horror story Jim wrote about as The Shrinking Man. But I am closing in on ...

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I'm on R&R time visiting my good friend Mike in Durango. We both share a background in Geology but careers in technology, so we do tend to talk about geekery. When I showed up he gently teased that he had a project for me, and as it turns out, it ...

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Dear Mom and Dad, I knew August 27 was looming. It was not going to not get here. While walking the dog his morning I looked at the ground. And there it was. This blog post is being written on the 26th, scheduled to publish on the 27th, because I will be off camping ...

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I have some old, usually forgotten Wordpress sites. It happens like clutter in your office. These old sites, that will never be updated, still generate requests for updates, they get spam, if you have something like Wordfence installed, you get reminders, and they are potential holes for hackers (if you ...

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I bought this little house in Strawberry, Arizona, in 2002 with my then wife as a vacation home when we lived in Scottsdale. Even now, as it was then, it's staggering to think of the adult responsible idea of owning two homes. I'm sure it was one of our early trips ...

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