Category Archives: A Life

Roland/Flatratz: Mystery Solved

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  Email Belongs to IAFF Manager Roland, a nom de guerre for an email account operated by an IAFF manager, commented on my post regarding being dismissed from the IAFF Blog Roll.  They made some interesting statements: 1-      “Eric, are you off your meds again? You know what that does to your perspective.” 2-      “I've […]

On the Frontline: The White House

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The Apparition

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Here we are, on the cusp of Memorial Day, when we honor and remember those who died serving our country.

One Ringy Dingy

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  When Going Back to Bed seems like a Good Idea I am at that point in life where consolidation seems like a good idea: finances, possessions, you name it. It was for that reason that I decided to make Verizon my single stop for home phone, internet and cell service. Months ago I made […]

Travel: TIRE(D)

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  Now, That’s a Workout.   I spent part of this past week near Miami, Florida, sailing on Biscayne Bay.  The Bay separates the mainland from Miami Beach where the smart set go to trendy clubs. The Bay is large and full of manatees, dolphins and rays.  This time of year the wind is good […]

Himalayan Kingdom: Heading to Nepal

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  Half the Fun is Getting There? I am on the way to the Himalayas for a month to trek and spend time in Kathmandu, if I ever get there. This is my fourth trip to Nepal but it’s been sometime and I guess I forgot that it is not around the corner, by a […]

Package Check: Blame it on the Ladies

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  The Incredible Shrinking Weenie Any list of the least credible information sources would undoubtedly include Italian researchers and, of course, our own Rush.  In fact, that may be the only match-up where Italians come out first. It seems that the Italians have been researching the size of the male sexual organ, hard work if […]

On Holding Forth

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The end of the “regular” DC guiding season is (thankfully) upon us as students complete the school year and head out for their summer adventures. I spent this final week  with fifty Midwestern 8th-graders who were smart and well mannered which is a nice though somewhat rare combination. Tuesday evening we walked some of the […]


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Yesterday I made the weekly pilgrimage to Whole Foods (a.k.a. Whole Paycheck) in order to make just about my only purchase there:  fresh fruit. It’s embarrassingly expensive but also very good.   I wandered the produce aisles worth a late model Mercedes, made my selections and headed up to the checkout area reminiscent of food […]

Demise of the Wandering Mind

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No Gettysburgh Tweet I always thought that slaves in America were confined to a never-ending existence of unrelieved dawn-to-dusk forced labor.  Turns out I was mistaken, at least in part. Many 18th century slaves in the south worked in a task-based system. When they finished their task, usually hoeing a quarter-acre plot, they were done […]

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Eric Lamar

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