Monthly Archives: December 2012

Ohio Trek II: The Wrath Of Snow.

Okay, so, last Friday night, we were supposed to get a) very cold temperatures; b) 1″, MAYBE 2 at most, of snow, and c) the snow was supposed to be light and fluffy. Um …. no. No to a), no … Continue reading

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The Difference Between A Snowdrift and A Manure Pile.

Just to let you all know, I haven’t fallen off the edge of the Earth, or anything dramatic. We got a lot of snow, with a LOVELY layer of ice preceding it, making clearing operations a royal pain. Plus. the … Continue reading

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No More Strings Attached.

At the risk of getting monotonous, we have lost another great talent – and this one strikes home to us sci-fi geeks. Gerry Anderson, innovator of “Supermarionation” and creator of “Thunderbirds”, has died at the age of 83. If you … Continue reading

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Late Breaking News.

I had intended this to be a witty and humourous post. It seems one of my original blogging buddies, Frank over at AFrankAngle, has reached that zenith (or nadir) of WordPress fame – Freshly Pressed! I planned to start the … Continue reading

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A No BS Post.

This goes out to everybody who posted about my birthday, to everyone who left me a message on those blogs, and to everybody who stopped by here over the last couple days, be you old friend or new. No fancy … Continue reading

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4 For My Nuts.

Or, Why I Say “Nuts” For Several Reasons Welcome to December 22nd. The day on which I stand proudly in front of the world and proclaim “Nuts!” for several reasons. 1) Because I am, completely, certifiably, and irrevocably crazy. But … Continue reading

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A Friday Quickie.

It has been brought to my attention that some of my loyal readers may be heading out of town, or otherwise unable to access my sterling prose. (Cough. 😉 ) Therefore, I thought I’d just post a quick note on … Continue reading

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Christmas Delayed 71 Years By War

An unintentional, but wonderful post. I learned this morning, watching the BBC News, that a trove of Christmas cards and letters from WW2 have been found on the Channel Island of Jersey, off the British coast. The island was occupied … Continue reading

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How the Spirit Of Christmas Stopped A War.

In my previous post, I mentioned how the plans of Americans for a quiet Christmas were interrupted by World War 2 (or a small portion thereof). This time, I want to tell you the story of how Christmas interrupted World … Continue reading

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How a War Can Interrupt The Spirit Of Christmas

On this day, 68 years ago, the German Army launched a major winter offensive against US troops along the Franco-German border, in an area of the Ardennes forrest. This battle, while known in textbooks as the Ardennes Offensive and to … Continue reading

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