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Sorry about that

Posted by Lex, on November 12, 2007

 

Occasional reader Steve turned me on to a website that purports to tell you what level of education is required to read a given blog.

Sorry about that

 

You’ve got no one to blame but yourselves.

told you you were clever.

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VMFA Epilogue

Posted by asm826 on November 16, 2006

I can’t find a better way to end this tale than to leave them in the ‘ville, sitting together sharing a beer. I wrote myself a note that last night in the Philippines, to the me in the future that might come back to read the words. I had stopped in Mariposa, ordered one last meal, and wrote the following:

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Rules of the road quiz

By lex, on June 12th, 2007

The square rigged sailing ship in the picture below is operating only under sail and moving faster than the USS Wasp behind it in the background. Wasp is under command, under her own power and not showing the “ball-diamond-ball” day marker indicating a vessel restricted by draft or in her ability to maneuever.

Who has the right of way?

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Letters

 

By lex, on April 8th, 2007

Every once in a while I get an email too good not to share, if only for the insight it brings into the extraordinary complexity of this thing we call “naval aviation” – it’s a great deal more than the happy few of us who get to be “stick monkey’s.” Consider the aviation ordnanceman:

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Friday Musings 03/03/2006

Posted by Lex, on March 3, 2006

 

Eight years, four months. That’s what “the Duke” got for selling his office in a time of war. Could have gotten 10 years. Maybe ought to have. But that’s a long fall for a former Navy fighter pilot, Vietnam ace and oh, yeah: US Congressman.

Greek tragedy? Nah. Obscene venality.

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Revelations on the Nature of Music

By Lex, on Sun – June 13, 2004

The Kat has access to the Apple app “Garage Band” at school, allowing her to make and mix music right there on the machine. She loves it. School is over.

So now we have Garage Band at home.

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A Good Ride

By lex, on January 11th, 2012

I had intended to push out from Sandy Eggo at around 1000 yesterday morning, but between one micro-crisis and another didn’t get rubber to road until nearly 1230. As it turns out, Highway 405 presents quite a different aspect through Los Angeles after lunch time than it does just before or just after, the entire trip was done in three hours and I didn’t even have to lane split. Much.

Mentally I break the ride up in three segments, home to Laguna Niguel is the first leg, then the 405 through LA with a brief jaunt west on the 10 prior to the final leg: Highway 1 – the Pacific Coast Highway – from Santa Monica to Ventura County through Malibu. Due to the grinding nature of the traffic through LA on the 405, it’s the central leg I dread the most.

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