Monthly Archives: January 2019

Skinning a Chicken

Is way harder than you think it would be your first time. A friend and co-worker of mine gave me a year old rooster when I mentioned that I’d like to make “coq a vin” with an authentic “coq” and … Continue reading

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The rituals we have, the rituals we keep.

There are periodic events in life on the long term like birthdays and anniversaries, and there are periodic events that happen on shorter terms like church service, or paydays, and there are the daily rituals that we perform. The cycle … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Comfort Inn of Barstow, California

If you, for some reason, require lodging in the Barstow, California area, I cannot recommend the Comfort Inn. Seriously. It isn’t just one thing that makes staying at that establishment an exercise in disappointment, it’s all the little things. Like … Continue reading

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Business Trip…

This blog has lain dormant for a bit, I’ve been busy. Out in the great wide open desert where the tanks and fighting vehicles roam… Some unexpected news, my name came out on the promotion list for the year, along … Continue reading

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Getting the gear together…

For the last year and a half I’ve held a “desk job” that involved a lot of travel to talk to people, observe training, participate in working groups and planning sessions. Lots of work, lots of different locations (from Hawaii … Continue reading

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The Syria Pullout

General (retired) Mattis, former Secretary of Defense, resigned the SecDef position because he did not agree with the Commander in Chief on how to disengage from Syria. When you disagree with your boss and cannot in good conscience obey orders, … Continue reading

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