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Maintenance Pt III

Posted by marshal on July 29, 2009 in Uncategorized |

As I said earlier, I had read Motorcycle Maintenance years ago, and after I got past thinking Pirsig was a tight-ass, started to enjoy the book. Reading it now, though, I wonder if I really read the same book, or did some one slip something over on me? I understand now why he kept nattering […]

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Maintenance pt II

Posted by marshal on July 25, 2009 in Uncategorized |

After the thing with the battery this morning, we headed over to the gas station to fill up. This summer, we have been using the old 4/40 air conditioning, so Patsy lowered her window, but mine didn’t move. This was not good. While I was filling the tank, I looked in the owner’s manual and […]

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Maintenance

Posted by marshal on July 25, 2009 in Uncategorized |

Talk about a small world, when I mentioned Pirsig’s book “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” I was at the spot in the book where he talks about the classic vs the romantic views of life. Classic wants answers, romantic wants ‘soul’ (this is rather simplified. Pirsig says it much better.) The classic mind […]

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Gray Day and Zen

Posted by marshal on July 24, 2009 in Uncategorized |

It’s been really gray lately. We should be in our monsoon season, but not that much rain has fallen. I’ve been re-reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. It’s a good book that should be read at least once by most people. Not all people, just like Ayn Rand shouldn’t be read by all […]

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A Desultory TPing

Posted by marshal on July 23, 2009 in Uncategorized |

This morning, after Patsy and I returned from the gym, we discovered what I guess is a really half hearted attempt at TPing. We had a twelve foot long strip of toilet paper loosely wrapped around one of our shrubs. Well, not even wrapped around; let’s just say hanging from a couple of branches. There […]

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Politics and friends

Posted by marshal on July 17, 2009 in Uncategorized |

This country needs both sides of the political aisle in order to get to the truth, or at least the best plan. The reason why I brought this up, is recently, I accidentally published something that was supposed to be a private communication. I was writing to a liberal friend and talking about a situation […]

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What on earth is going on?

Posted by marshal on July 16, 2009 in Uncategorized |

I can’t believe some of the stuff going on right now. Sure, the country is in bad straits, and sure, the economy stinks. But the country has been in bad straits for at least six to eight years and our shoveling money into the bottomless pit started when we invaded Iraq. Everybody seems to have […]

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Socialism in America

Posted by marshal on July 11, 2009 in Uncategorized |

I’m a professed liberal, although really more of a moderate.  Nevertheless, I spend time with a group of conservative friends who periodically send me stuff.  I usually check it out with Snopes, and then send back the results of what I’ve found.  There are two things that will get many of my friends going, however:  […]

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Time and what it means

Posted by marshal on July 9, 2009 in Uncategorized |

Alvin Toffler wrote ‘Future Shock,’ in which he said that there would be too much change in too short a period of time and that people would have difficulties adapting. In ways, he was right, although not 100%, in my view.  Yes, there are massive changes coming at us all the time, but the human […]

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So here we go

Posted by marshal on July 7, 2009 in Uncategorized |

Wheee!  This is all so new, I have a blog at my age.  I can hardly wait to try all sorts of things with it.

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