Monthly Archives: June 2016

Don’t Make Things Harder Than They Are…

REMEMBER K.I.S.S.?

StoutinitialsK.I.S.S. or “keep it simple stupid” was a term coined by Kelly Johnson,  a naval engineer in the early sixties.  Supposedly Johnson handed his team of engineers a few basic tools and told them to design and build a plane that could be repaired using these very same tools, by an “average” mechanic in the field. In other words, if you keep it simple you will keep it flying. Continue reading

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Lucky to be Alive…

It’s been exactly six months to the day that we lost our home to a bastard of a tornado, but all things considered we are okay and moving on. We have a house to live in, food in the fridge and we have our health, tentative and creaky as it is. Continue reading

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Weekend Sundries…

Just a few tidbits for the Father’s Day weekend…..

A LITTLE TONGUE IN CHEEK

First, if you haven’t visited the Daily Detectorist site yet be sure you do. Lots of both subtle and in your face humor, and do keep that in mind as you read…

THE DAILY DETECTORIST

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So Are You Having Fun?

I’m sure that by now you know how much I love France and the French people. Their life is centers on family, good food and wine. Talking about work and money is secondary to joie de vivre….living the good life!  The other day I came across the following article and it just reinforced my love for the French and my yearning for a life in the South of France….

IF IT’S AFTER SIX FORGET ABOUT IT….

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Bubba Talks Dinosaurs…

FROM JOHN HOWLAND VIA THE MALAMUTE SALOON….

Dinosaurs Facing Extinction? You Betcha!

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One archaeological blogger who’s vehemently opposed to an eminently sensible piece of planned UK legislation, is predictably apoplectic judging from his panic-stricken banner headline plastered across his dire and ‘silly’ blog:-

“Sign this Petition to Stop Destruction Of British Archaeology” he yelps. Continue reading

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Turning 75 (as in three quarters of a century)…

Those of you who visit my blog regularly know that my updates have slowed down.  The simple explanation is that I’ve slowed down.  I’d like to blame it on aging, but there a helluva lot of tekkies out there older than me and they are still putting in the hours, and bringing home the bacon. Me? I just hurt…some of it hereditary, some of it self-inflicted.  Continue reading

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