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Creation Date: October 28th, 2017 08:28 PM
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My Daily (sort of) Thoughts on Various Topics. Not Politically Correct.
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In Moot Member Blogs A Friend's Loss Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #169 New August 19th, 2019 03:31 AM
I had thought that this post would go into some of my ideas for design sequences, or at least adapting vehicles to Traveller/Cepheus Engine. However, that sort of got kicked into the back of the line by what happened in Life this weekend.

A good friend of mine at church wife suffered a massive heart attack on Thursday night. It turns out that 4 arteries going to the heart were from 80-90 per cent blocked. After getting the family in town, she was taken off life support today as she was br ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Quixotes Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #168 New August 17th, 2019 04:40 AM
Well, looking through some of the older threads that Guests have been looking at has been enlightening, to say the least. It would appear that I am one of the Quixotes. I am not sure how that compares to being one of Hillary's deplorables, but I suspect that it is reasonably close. The idea of "less than desirable" is definitely there, along with a touch of contempt. Having been the odd man out on a fair number of threads does fit, and the individual who coined the term is someone who I hav ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Odd Thoughts and NPC Thoughts Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #167 New August 15th, 2019 01:24 AM
While checking Project Gutenberg, I came across an interesting book on an extensive tour of the Russian Empire, circa 1885. Aside from giving me ideas for Traveller, it has a ton of stuff for Space: 1889, for obvious reasons. The author has a whole series of these books based on his actual world travels, and the urge to work on Space: 1889 is building. I keep thinking of putting out some new News Flashes and see how the forum reacts. I might just do that. I have spent a fair amount of time ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Bestiary Critters and Random Thoughts Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #166 New August 12th, 2019 01:46 AM
Well, I am working on narrowing down the field for the bestiary, and here is what I have so far. For standard pack and/or draft animals I have: burro, mule, horse (standard and heavy draft horse), oxen, llama, reindeer, and elephant. Some of these will count as wild animals, except the elephant, as you have both the African and Indian variety. Grazers and browsers are as follows: bison/American buffalo, Cape (African buffalo), elk (Red Deer), moose (European Elk), generic deer (white-tail o ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Educational Failure Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #165 New August 9th, 2019 05:13 AM
Having spent the past 16 summers working with a wide range of gifted kids, as well at teaching at a local college, and mentoring some of the kids of friends at church, I have developed a very jaundiced view of the U.S. educational system, at least with respect to history. Math and science are issues as well, but as I teach history and geography, I am more comfortable in those areas. With respect to geography, those comments are quite simply. The average high school graduate has no idea as to ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Wisconsin State Fair Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #164 New August 7th, 2019 09:50 PM
We spent yesterday at the Wisconsin State Fair, the first time we have been there in quite a while. The weather was not too hot, and no rain, so a very nice day. We did spend a fair amount of time munching on the various edibles, but did not spend all of our time doing that. I think that my wife liked the bunny hopping the most, as some of the little bunnies were quite funny. One of them successfully jumped all of the hurdles, but also spent a fair amount of time carefully sniffing them fir ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Catching Up Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #163 New August 2nd, 2019 03:25 PM
I have not been on here for a few days, as I suspected that my thoughts might be a bit too volatile for even a blog. I guess the Democrats do tend to provoke that in me, along with the gun-grabbers. An unspoken part of this whole view is the concept that "Man is basically good" and society makes him bad. Given the history of man, I am totally at a loss why anyone would hold that view. But that is life.

I do find it somewhat troubling in the responses to my "Great Men" post that two at le ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Vehicles and Bestiary Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #162 New July 29th, 2019 12:57 AM
Well, with teaching done, I hopefully can get back to work on a vehicle book and bestiary. I am just trying to determine a good format for the vehicle book. I am not that great with Adobe Acrobat, but I could probably use the Table format in Pages to put information together in boxes. Against that, it probably would be faster and easier to put the information in a less formal format, like some of the performance sheets for aircraft in World War 2 were done, and as I also did for my Victorian- ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs Not so Random Thoughts Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #161 New July 27th, 2019 01:57 AM
Well, my teaching time is over, and it probably will run differently next year, as I can no longer make any morning class. We will be talking over the next couple of months as to what to do for next year, but it will be a major change from the past 15 years. I cannot say I am thrilled with that idea, but it is basically what I am capable of doing. The nerve damage in my back is taking a toll.

I will be more careful in the future about what I post regarding non-Traveller topics. I did not ...More Read More
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In Moot Member Blogs 50th Reunion Et Al Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #160 New July 17th, 2019 12:50 AM
Well, I was at my 50th high school reunion on Saturday and had a pretty good time, and no, I did not get drunk, as the strongest thing that I drank was coffee. Not bad coffee, not great, but not bad for a caterer. Saw some people that I had not seen in a while, and some that I saw at my 50th Junior High reunion. Some of the girls had not changed at all, and some had changed a lot. It was the guys that I had a hard time recognizing, except for a couple. I did get together with my usual group ...More Read More
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