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i get to AskTom…

well, maybe.  if he’s as smart as i think he is, he won’t call on me.;-)  i’m in dallas for his 2 day seminar.  i get to use my brain!!!!

so far, nice hotel good food, good scotch.

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passport…

applied for. somehow i thought they’d want a lot more information and a lot less money. instead it was little information and lots of money. why am i not surprised?

yesterday i got handed my very own two way pager. it not only has a phone number but a “makes sense” email address of <bill.thater@my2way.com> instead of the usual <some phone number>@<long.service.name>.

my very own electronic leash.;-) which is strange since we don’t do on call, at least in the normal sense. i guess they just can’t stand not to be able to jerk my chain whenever they want.;-)

starting over…

it appears that the blogcity blog has wandered off into cyberspace leaving me with nothing to show for it.  so, on the recommendations of several smart and cool people, i've started over here.  and imported entries from my blogger one as well.  and then deleted all the extra ones from that import.  so give me a few days to get used to all the ins and outs of wordpress.

Here’s something you don’t expect to see… (Reuters)

Reuters – Five Thai Buddhist monks have been defrocked and fined after a brawl with monks from a nearby temple, police and newspapers said Tuesday.

William S. Burroughs

“A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what’s going on.”

memorial day…

today is a day of prardes and services to honor our war dead.  but still in this country only a very small part of the population really knows war, thank the gods great and small.  the people like my father who stormed the beaches in Normandy, the ones who sat and watched the Chinese army pour across the frozen passes of Korea, the ones who watched a 10 year old pull and gun from his shoe shine box on the corner of a supposedly safe city street and start shooting at them, and now the ones who drive down the street in a humvee without the proper armor and hope someone in a society they don’t understand and where they are hated doesn’t decide to set off a roadside bomb.

 

today, take a minute and stop what you’re doing and pray to whoever you pray to to thank them for keeping it to that small part of the population.  and maybe think about the ones who didn’t make it back, even if you can’t see the pictures of the coffins.