The eternal city….

Is not Rome, contrary to popular belief. It is Jerusalem. One of the really great things about my current status in life ( which I have earned, like my retirement pay-unlike the assertations of some assholes) is that I get to travel to Israel a good deal. It is a fascinating country. My favorite city […]

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Drafted back into service

And like a moth to the flame, with Trump proving every day that he was far worse than anyone could have ever imagined, I’ve decided to heed Victor Lazlo’s advice: The last six months have been so utterly crazy, and there are just too many things to say, that I resolved to myself that I […]

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Back to blank paper.

Thank goodness it is a new month. Last month was at the same time, marvelous and deeply depressing. On the marvelous front, the return to Japan was without a doubt the highlight of my year.  Returning to Germany, however, was a big swoon and a drop to a real low. There are a bunch of reasons […]

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Traveling Man

There just are not enough hours in the day sometimes. Leaving this week for business and to visit my father in the USA. Sitting here in the lounge contemplating the long jump across the Atlantic and then a cramped ride in a DeHavilland Dash 8 to my Dad’s place. The shoot-down of the Malaysian airliner keeps […]

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Mission Accomplished?

I wish more bars had WI-fi here, this growing need to decamp to Starbucks to get any internet stuff done is killing me. The S.O. and I are in the new house. We were able to get the satellite in and working fairly easily with about 45 minutes effort. ( I did pay for some […]

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Traveling again

On the road again-had a challenging journey yesterday to the other side of the Atlantic. To start with my ICE train to the Frankfurt Airport was going to be delayed by 90 minutes. That was a non starter as it was going to make me late for check in-and my requisite need to “pre-charge” in […]

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Meanwhile, back at my work.

The most screwed up reorganization since AT&T split up, continues. The thought police have come home to roost and provide counseling. Guess who was one of the first ones called in to see them? This hits pretty close to home-since the personal dynamics of my workplace have changed dramatically and not for the better. Before, […]

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It is so close to my current situation, it hurts.

As the totally screwed up merger continues:   While I was back in Shopping Mall, I learned what I long suspected, the little weasel who engineered this abomination had been hard at work over the past six months planting ideas with all the wrong people. This, after he lied to all of us and said he […]

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My timing is always bad

For the record, I really hate sand traps. I hate them with a passion. Today was a beautiful day and so the S.O. and I went to play golf. This may be the last time we get to play this year. But we picked a GREAT day to play. The sun was out, the leaves […]

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Rage against the machine

I have one foot in the graveyard and the other on the bus, And the passengers do trample each other in the rush. And the chicken hearted lawman is throwing up his fill To see the kindly doctor to pass the super pill. Well, I'm going down, three cheers for Doctor Bogenbroom. Well, I'm on […]

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Road trip

"Skippy, Paul Ryan has us on double secret sequester probation,  whatever that is." " I know that". " And you are already taking a 20 % pay cut-that you didn't deserve and can't afford." "I know that too". " And furthermore-you've got a stack of credit card bills that would choke a horse. American Express […]

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