Latin Motto

United States SealThe story goes something like this.  A high school student in Vermont, who is studying the great Latin language (a personal lament of mine that we did not have such available at my high school).  Anyway, she felt like Vermont, who has an English language state motto, needed to, like most other state and indeed the great United States itself, needed a Latin motto as well… Continue reading

White on white

whiteI have seen this problem a lot of late and I am not sure how come it is so recurring of an issue given the simple ability to fix it.  The problem is using the same foreground colors as the background color, or at least colors that are close on the color palette.  And while I would like to say it is a problem that I have only seen on the web, it is sadly, something I have seen a lot of television as well, both live broadcasts and yes, even staged shows that were filmed sometime ago…
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Everyone’s a Winner

WinnersI am sure this is going to make me sound like a major ass, but I am really tired of the everyone has to be a winner mentality.  I strive to be winner in most things that I do, or why bother doing them?  But, despite that striving, there are plenty of occasions when I am not the winner.  I live with it and move on to the next thing that life has to offer. Continue reading

Bridge Collapse Cincinnati – NOT!

I-75 Overpass CollapseThe news that my wife shared with me from the bathroom was that the bridge collapsed on I-75 near Cincinnati overnight.  This was of a both interest and concern, as we frequently head up that way and were just there Saturday afternoon.  Sure enough, when I did a web search that is exactly what the headlines came up saying – “Bridge Collapse on I-75″. Continue reading

Basic Rights

Free Raif BadawiRaif Badawi was supposed to get a second part of  getting a 1000 lashes (50 a week for 20 weeks) last Friday, but it was delayed for medical reasons.  In addition to his 1000 public lashes, of which he has already received the first 50, he is to serve 10 years for basically expressing his opinions and wanting a little more of what most of us  consider basic human rights. Continue reading

Je suis Charlie

Je suis CharlieJe suis Charlie.  I am Charlie.  While I am not to the level that the satirical magazine in France is, I certainly take my shots and political figures and even on occasion those of religious stature as well.  I want nothing to show my support for this sad situation and that for which it stands.
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