Category Archives: Opinions and Stuff

My thoughts on a variety of things.

A bit of a sad tale

So, yesterday, this Monarch was on the pavement directly behind — and in the path — of the rear wheel of my trusty Highlander (There Can Be Only One).  Monarchs have been in Hawaiʻi since the mid-1800s and unlike the ones … Continue reading

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Idle Thoughts on (Amateur) Photography and (Fiction) Writing

I’m retired, so I have a lot on my plate. Still, I occasionally take time out to think; to reflect on what I’m doing, why I’m doing it, and whether I should continue doing it. Everyone can benefit from stepping … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Google

RE: Google GMail, Chrome Dear Mr. Google, We’ve been together now since the middle of 2004 when I switched from my company’s e-mail to GMail. Your “Don’t Be Evil” was one of the things that attracted me to the company … Continue reading

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Hey! “Sunday With My Thoughts” back for a limited appearence

“Don’t be a dick” was the topic of Phil Plait’s speech at TAM 8. You can watch the video but, basically, Plait argued for moderation in discussions. He was addressing skeptics and atheists and specifically their interaction with the religious … Continue reading

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Oh, whatever shall we do?

Believe it or not, this is by request. Also, lots of words (3,135 of them). Also, it’s my opinion . . . which means I meander in thought. I put this together rather quickly so if you find fault with … Continue reading

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Faulty memory . . . of nothing

I recently posted this doodle . . .  . . . and quipped it might hold the key to what we — as humans — should be doing.  Quote: ” . . . that almost looks like it should means … Continue reading

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Some action, a bit of intent, a dash of motivation . . . and the tick to bind them all.

I have to mention my other title choice for this piece: Action and the Tick Notice: this is a piece about writing. Specifically, my writing. Ergo, the need to have a disclaimer, right here, ahead of the piece. The disclaimer … Continue reading

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