Monthly Archives: June 2013

Making a Case: Leave it to a Texan to Infuse a Little a Humor in the Day

I didn’t actually catch this episode, although I do occasionally watch the show.  I suppose it’s a hint.  It very subtly pokes fun at some stereotypes that we have.  The Germans are known for their fastidiousness with respect to cleanliness … Continue reading

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A Few More Words and Some French

I’m still reflecting on the Supreme Court decisions.  It has occurred to me that I may have been influenced to some extent by the feeling that the government had gone too far in its surveillance.  It’s important to acknowledge possible … Continue reading

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#500: What Could Have Been Pride Turns to Shame with the Image of An Execution

I’m trying to come to grips with what happened here.  We gave the governor every benefit of the doubt to act on a case that was not properly adjudicated, and he failed to act when someone’s life was at stake.  … Continue reading

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Some Excellent Rulings from The Supreme Court

The prop 8 case  (majority Roberts, Ginsburg, Breyer, Scalia, Kagan):  Decreasing the authority of government to regulate the personal sphere.  If one cannot live with the authority of the government (federal) in its current form, one can move from one … Continue reading

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A Signature Disappears?

I headed out today for a tour of the Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park where they had an exhibit of Neil Armstrong’s autographs on display for the last day.  Most of them were authenticated with some memorabilia from some of … Continue reading

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At A Loss for Words on This One

The Facts – as far as they have been presented to me. Texas slated to inflict its 500th state-imposed death penalty next week on a 51 year old Black woman – formerly briefly married to the founder of the New … Continue reading

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Moore Nature Preserve: Trying to Scale an Average Day

Struggling with a little depression, or is it perhaps instead, some unknown medication that makes me sleepy in the middle of the day.   I wake up motivated to try for a “big” day – one that will scale to the … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking Here

If the US isn’t taking sides in the conflict, why is it escalating it by putting arms in the hands of people who are so mad they are homicidal/suicidal?  The opposition is not even one solid faction, but several pretty … Continue reading

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Mapping and Poverty

I did a quick assessment of minimal food needs for an average person.  There’s a little extra built in.  This is what I came up with as reasonable in the US. per day (does not include my dependents). Assume 2100 … Continue reading

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Moses and The Rebels: d’en avoir marre du regime and other words

Moore.  Is it an old English (pre 12th century) derivative of a swamp (mór)?  Although the old English has a few distinct derivatives of a common root, one of them, mere, means sea, also in French (from Latin), mother.  The … Continue reading

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