Category Archives: Rants and Raves

A Triumph T 120 Bonneville at 10,000 miles

The Triumph Bonneville T120 at 10,000 miles The odometer clicked over to 10,000 miles last week, a good chance to look back on 16 months of ownership of my 2016 cranberry red and silver Bonneville. Cut to the chase – … Continue reading

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A Hope for the End of Racial Prejudice

A Hope for the End of Racial Prejudice These days there’s a lot going on that can bend you toward a depressed mood.  Almost every Facebook thread, for example, if it has any relevance to race relations, rapidly devolves into … Continue reading

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How To Gain Internet Fame in Three Easy Steps

How to Gain Internet Fame in Three Easy Steps Make sure your video camera is on. Do something really stupid. Blame it on something implausible. This will gain you a lot of sympathetic responses from people who are not familiar … Continue reading

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In Defense of Tank Bags

In Defense of Tank Bags Lately, I’ve noticed comments on several enthusiast site forums about tank bags.  Most of them are negative, listing all sorts of ominous outcomes to the use of a tank bag on a motorcycle.  Since I’ve … Continue reading

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Microphones And The Wonder That Is Sean Spicer

I first got into announcing in my first year of teaching.   Our Rose Hill Junior High wrestling and basketball games were full house affairs  (life was different back then) and the coaches were two of my best friends. I did … Continue reading

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A Relaxing Break from Bad News and Stress

A Relaxing Break from Bad News and Stress In these troubled times for our country it is all too easy to get stressed/upset/depressed by the constant onslaught of news that varies from bad to bizarre to you’ve got to be … Continue reading

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Purchasing a new 2017 SUV – Part Two

Purchasing  a New 2017 SUV – Part Two Moving on from Part One (see earlier post), at the end of the day it came down to two candidates – the Kia Sportage and the VW Tiguan. We’d been considering the … Continue reading

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The Folly of Voting for a 3rd Party Candidate

The Folly of Voting for a 3rd Party Candidate There is a good deal of noise these days about voting for a 3rd party candidate in the upcoming election. In most cases the impetus is not to favor a particular … Continue reading

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The 2016 Triumph T 120 at 5,000 miles

The 2016 Triumph T120 Bonneville at 5,000 miles. With my new Bonneville about to hit the 5,000 mile mark, it’s a good time to look back on the ownership experience so far. First impressions:  Well, it’s beautiful. That’s the first … Continue reading

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The Way to World Peace

The Olympics! I spent a lot of time the past two weeks watching the summer Olympics. Unfortunately, the reason for that was hours spent with my wonderful mother-in-law as she approached her death, first in a hospital and then in … Continue reading

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