Monthly Archives: December 2013

My 2013 in Review.

This will be the quick and dirty review of my WordPress stats. If y’all REALLY insist, I’l put up all the nitty gritty details. I did 46 posts – the exact same number as last year, so I’m up to … Continue reading

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It seems the world is steering towards putting up some kind of end-of-year post. While I will be lazy, and wait for WordPress to mail me all those stats numbers, I figured I’d drop a few stats from life in … Continue reading

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Shadows and Stardust.

Those of you who know me a little, know I’m a big sci-fi fan. Those who know me a bit more, know that I’ve been a Doctor Who fan for over 35 years. Most probably don’t know that I’m a … Continue reading

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Open For Business at Company For Christmas.

If any of you lovely people would like to chat, you can drop by C4C and find me at the page: http://companyforchristmas.wordpress.com/john-e-windycitywonderer-here-i-think/ Or just look under active chats on the homepage of Company For Christmas. Hope everybody’s having a Merry, … Continue reading

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A Special Wish.

I wanted to put this particular post under it’s own title. While open to all, it is specifically directed at a small, but particularly beloved, group of my readers. Christmas Eve should be a time for family. Too often, however, … Continue reading

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A Pardon Overdue, and A Christmas Eve Wish.

Alan Turing has been granted a Royal pardon. That probably doesn’t mean much to you, but it should for three very big reasons. Alan Turing was a cryptologist, who worked at the famous Bletchley Park in England on breaking the … Continue reading

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The Railway Man – An Unseen Recommendation.

While I’ve mentioned a number of films in the past, with brief recommendations for most, I’ve never done a single post dedicated to a film. Well, here’s the first, and it’s an odd first. I have yet to see this … Continue reading

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An Assorted Soupcon of Sunday Miscellany.

Yeah, yeah, I know, I’ve been missing for a bit. That’s what happens when life (and the wife) gets a truckload of firewood dumped on ya a week before the weather decides to turn your basement into a swimming pool … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor – Take 2?

Today is December 7th, the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. I’m sure you’ve heard of it, and probably know it as the major event that brought the US into World War Two. Perhaps you even know … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace, Tata.

As you have probably heard by now, Nelson Mandela has died. He has lost his long battle with ill health, and people great and humble alike are remembering him. One particular tribute has struck a note with me, though. Prime … Continue reading

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