Friday, May 25, 2018

My Father at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir

I watched a documentary on the Battle of Chosin Reservoir (Korea) last night, and found a clip of who I think might be my Dad. Just before that point in the documentary, I remembered I should have been watching more carefully just in case. And then a minute later, BAM. That shot was on the death march out of the Chosin, under heavy threat of Chinese attack. The guy in the clip looks older than my Dad was (22), but he also extremely fatigued, cold, and hungry, and I can’t get over the resemblance.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

The Climate Change Pendulum Swings Back and Forth Again

"Climate change itself is already in the process of definitively rebutting climate alarmists who think human use of fossil fuels is causing ultimately catastrophic global warming. That is because natural climate cycles have already turned from warming to cooling, global temperatures have already been declining for more than 10 years, and global temperatures will continue to decline for another two decades or more."
Read more here.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Put an "Add to Google Calendar" Link in an Email Message

Have you ever thought it would be nice to include an "Add to Google Calendar" link in the body of an email message you are sending out to announce an event? Here is one way to make it easy for your email recipients to add YOUR event to THEIR Google Calendar.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Oregon Lookout Towers

Acker Rock (August to November)
Bald Butte (June to October)
Bald Knob (May to October)
Bolan Mountain (July to September)
Clear Lake Cabin (November to May)
Drake Peak (June to October)
Fairview Peak (temporarily closed)
Fall Mountain (May through October)
Fivemile Butte (year round)
Gold Butte (June to October)
Green Ridge (May to June, September to November)
Hager Mountain (November to May)
Indian Ridge (July to October)
Lake Of The Woods (May to October)
Pickett Butte (October to July)
Snow Camp (June to September)
Timber Butte (May to November)
Warner Mountain (November to May)

Thursday, June 15, 2017

I'm Not A Plant Person

Do you think I'm watering this plant too much or too little?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


I'm sure you have seen all kinds of posts on social media begging you to write, call, and fax your Senators about the issues that matter most to you. I discovered a tech tool that makes it easy to reach out to your Senators. It’s called “Resistbot,” and it’s by far the easiest way to send your thoughts, ideas, and opinions to your your members of Congress. Here’s how it works:

Text “resist” to 50409.

You will receive a couple of messages:

"Hi, I’m ResistBot and I’m going to help you write your officials. First, what name would you like to use to sign your letters?"

(reply with your name)

"Nice to meet you, (your first name)! What’s your zipcode? I’ll use it to identify your congresspeople."

From there, the app indicates your Senators, and prepares your personal message to them, and sends them a fax - automatically.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fact-Checking The Fact-Checkers

"… when someone attempted to fact check the fact checker, the response was the equivalent of “it's secret.”

It is impossible to understate how antithetical this is to the fact checking world, in which absolute openness and transparency are necessary prerequisites for trust. How can fact checking organizations like Snopes expect the public to place trust in them if when they themselves are called into question, their response is that they can’t respond."

Read more here.