Monthly Archives: January 2016


I could have posted today about the death of Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship leader Paul Kantner, but I’m not going to. If I post about every rock star that dies it’s going to be a long year. So, on a lighter note, this afternoon the National Hockey League showcases its talent in the annual All Star […]

Gun Nuts?

How do I get on these mailing lists? Dear Fellow Gun Owner, As a gun owner you understand the importance of being prepared for trouble. And unlike liberals… you get the “vigilance” thing without a lot of lectures. In fact… That’s why I’m writing to you. I have been regularly or at least semi-regularly receiving […]

Hiking In The Rose Valley IV

I knew from the faded frescoes on the walls and ceiling where I was though I didn’t know its name, if indeed it had one. It was perhaps the most emotional experience of my trip to Turkey. I was wandering through the Rose Valley and choosing caves at random to explore. People had been living […]

Hiking In The Rose Valley III

Before my son visited there in 2009 I knew Cappadocia only from the New Testament book of Acts, which doesn’t actually say much about the place. After seeing photos of his trip I knew I had to go too. You can squeeze a lot into a day if you have to. Weather conditions in Istanbul […]

The Truth About Cats

To say I have a love/hate relationship with my daughter’s cats would be an overstatement. It’s not really that extreme most of the time, though I do think they would be very tasty if barbecued. The black and white one might as well be brain dead, he is too stupid to come inside out of […]

Hiking In The Rose Valley II

Our balloon pilot said the caves in the Rose Valley were no longer inhabited, that the Turkish government had moved everyone into the towns about 50 years ago. Supposedly a safety issue. He was wrong. Oh, I’m sure the government did make that edict. But just because the government tells you to do something doesn’t […]

The Last Holdout

When the National Hockey League locked out its players at the start of the 2012-13 season I was annoyed. And not just because billionaire owners were having trouble coming to terms with millionaire players. I was annoyed that they would wait until almost the beginning of the season to begin contract negotiations. These people don’t […]