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Phoenix from the Ashes

Like a Phoenix rising to a rebirth from the Ashes so to is Mephistos… With the rebirth, the site is still going to be very open to what I want to write about at any given time, but it is going to focus a little bit more on travel and exploration along with a good dose of the political and of course my weird views on the world in general. I think that eclectic mix is still enough to qualify for the ‘Mephistos’ moniker.

Nature’s Finest

Kentucky has a law on the books for a specialized license plate that funds “nature” and helps the preserve the great outdoors. The law, allows for a number of plates that when purchased at $10 over the normal cost allows for that $10 to go to the funding of Kentucky Heritage Land Conservation Fund. As I was looking into this as a possibility for my wife’s Edge coming up in a month or so, I found out that shameful acts by the state government (namely both legislative branches and especially the governor, who proposed the budget, raided the funds).


Over the last few weeks, I have been watching a show called Rivermen on the History Channel network. Not sure why, but it caught my interest one night and I decided to catch the next few episodes. Earlier this week, it concluded its run, I believe. But as I was watching the final episode I am left with having to call bullshit.

Kentucky Derby Picks

As promised yesterday, I am following today with my 2015 Kentucky Derby picks. If you are curious about the Oaks, that link will take you to my picks for that race that I posted yesterday. And yes, we are now less that five days until the Derby will run Saturday evening on May 2nd (first Saturday in May) around 6:45 – the fastest and by far, most exciting two minutes in sports.

Oaks Picks

We are just under a week away from the Kentucky Derby and even closer to the Oaks, which will run on Friday afternoon/evening. As per my usual I am pretty excited about the upcoming weekend and greatly looking forward to it. As also is my usual, I have my picks and some insight as to why they are my picks. I am going to give mine for the Oaks today and follow-up with my Derby picks tomorrow.

TopCashBack – Get $15 Free.

Not my usual thing, but I had such a good experience with e-bates back earlier in the year that when I saw this deal I figured why not. So the basics are sign up with TopCashBack. Click the link I have provided below and purchase a gift card from Raise. A few weeks later get your $15 in your TopCashBack account.

Code is Poetry

I have not done much coding at all the last several years and really almost none professionally. I have had the occasion of late to apply my skills at some limited coding when I was making some alterations to the most recent theme here on the blog. In the process of doing that, I realized just how much I missed it.


Not sure if anyone else saw the segment yesterday morning on CBS’s Sunday Morning show about subscriptions, but it was so spot on with my feelings toward subscriptions. I can remember back in the day when, as was referenced, you purchased a TV, brought it home and you had TV for life for free. Albeit that was in the day of being lucky if you had 3, maybe 4 channels with PBS. And then came this thing called cable and you had to pay a monthly fee to get a few more channels and the Jeanie was out of the bottle at that point.

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