Worth repeating

I am currently in the middle of a trip to the Whining States of America. Part for personal reasons and partly for business. It’s a busy itinerary, so posting is probably going to be light. I have noted with interest the sacking of Reince Priebus and his replacement by General Kelly. More to follow on […]

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Star Wars-No spoilers yet allowed

On Christmas Eve, following some last minute shopping as is my tradition, I went to see Star Wars VII-The Force Awakens. All in all, I thought Disney did a good job with the movie. I do have some criticisms, but those will have to wait until the “No Spoilers” embargo which one sees all over […]

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I shall not go quietly into that great good night.

Well at least if they are going to fuck me over, they are going to pay for it up front first. Sitting in the lounge here at Stuttgart airport, enjoy a quiet cup of coffee and preparing to board a flight to Istanbul and then onward to points elsewhere. Great thing about going through Istanbul […]

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Recent reading

Well, after two nights of work-I finally have repaired all the damage the spambots caused to my humble little web site. Blogger may have had its drawbacks-but it did not require as much care and feeding as Word Press does. The week has been going about as well as one can expect-given that all of […]

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Movie Review

Better late than never, I guess. I finally got to see the latest Star Trek movie in the JJ Abrams reboot of the franchise. Star Trek, Into Darkness was a much better movie than the first, in my humble opinion-although I still have BIG issues with how they took and shredded the Star Trek timeline, […]

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Some recent thoughts on Israel

I spent the last two weeks in Israel pretty much covering the country from Beersheba to the Sea of Galilee. So there was little time to post. It was a good trip-and I will have to post my pictures soon. I also, in my spare moments was attacking two different books. The first was, This […]

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Recent reading

I know I have been long overdue in posting some reviews of recent books I have read. Perhaps the one benefit of my recent trip across the pond is the books I got read ( and in one case) re-read. But I have been remiss in sharing them with you. Well, no longer. Lets start […]

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Recent Reading….plus other stuff

I have a lot I would like to write about. I just have no spirit or energy to do so. I've been busy at work getting ready for a meeting next month. And at home I have been dealing with S.O.'s increasingly frivolous views of life and doing her womanly duty. Long story-best not gotten […]

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A long strange trip….

This is what you get when a bunch of Hollywood scriptwriters are sitting around with a bag of weed, a bong, several bottles of Scotch and time on their hands. Palin vs Nazi's from the moon! Space Battleship Yamato without the anime.

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Recent Reading

With the restoration of reasonably fast internet, and video/audio entertainment coming into Das Hause Skippy-I’ve had a chance to catch up a bit. Its been quite a ride since September and returning from Romania. What with getting Whooping Cough, losing one job, getting another, putting a move together in under a month, moving, starting a […]

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The final letdown……..

One of the biggest PR mistakes the Navy ever made was to take part in the filming of the Final Countdown in 1980. I streamed the movie tonight on Netflix-I was really suprised they had it available for streaming. For those who are not so long in the tooth-The Final Countdown is about The USS […]

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Trying to understand the foolishness- Part 1. The reading list.

”I don’t remember ever seeing grown-ups behave less seriously.” There was no need for this offense to come, but woe all the same to those by whom it came, and woe above all to those who whitewashed and rationalized it.-Christopher Hitchens. Its been a weird week. I’ve been wanting to get around to posting this […]

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