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Death and Duty Somewhere Above Logan

Death and Duty Somewhere Above Logan

“Flight attendants . . . prepare for landing. . .” A heavy breath, then a pause. Relative silence — besides the creaking of the wings. The overhead speakers clicked. Again — this time in a breathy, almost pained rush through clenched teeth:...
The Difference Between Scientists and Engineers

The Difference Between Scientists and Engineers

I recently toured the Lowell Observatory for the first time. Everyone’s favorite sometimes-planet Pluto was discovered here in 1930, though the observatory dates back to 1894. That was before electricity was available from nearby Flagstaff. Back then, Percival...
Modern Conservatives: Counting on the Apocalypse

Modern Conservatives: Counting on the Apocalypse

I remember one lovely day in spring. It was a day when I embraced everything about my life up to that point. I looked forward to whatever came next. After being holed up in a dorm room for several months and trudging through a muddy, unpaved parking lot for at least...
The Amazing Football Failure

The Amazing Football Failure

Do you believe in miracles?     I sure do. I suppose we could call them coincidences, but that’s just dull. I’m convinced some things are just fate’s way of keeping us entertained. There is a God in Heaven, and He’s a showboater and a...
Posts I’ll Never Write

Posts I’ll Never Write

Maybe I should call this “Bits of Posts I’ll Never Write.” I really wonder if high levels of physical fitness come only with the development of a certain loudmouth douchebag gene. I suppose I’ve met a few fit guys who don’t shout in...
Another Kim Davis Wouldn’t Let You Fish

Another Kim Davis Wouldn’t Let You Fish

This is a primer for people who don’t know what they’re talking about but still want to post something about Kim Davis anyway. With very few exceptions, there really is no such thing as a “gun permit” or a “gun license” in the USA....