Category Archives: Musings

If It Takes All Night

During the fighting of the Overland Campaign of 1864, Ulysses S. Grant is reported to have said to President Lincoln that he proposed to fight it out along that line all summer if necessary to defeat rebel armies led by … Continue reading

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The Madness Of Calculators

[Note:  As I was in the middle of writing this particular entry, I found out about the death, likely by suicide, of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, at the age of 41.  While I had not intended on writing this … Continue reading

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Everything In Threes

It is said that there is a pattern that famous stars tend to die in threes.  Whether or not this pattern is a genuine one or not, it has long been recognized that groups of threes are soothing and form … Continue reading

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One More Story

Last night was the last dinner club meeting [1] for our particular group, and I had made the theme of food with a story.  Since I enjoy both food and hearing and telling stories, I figured it would make the … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Viewpoint Restaurant And Lounge (Estacada, OR)

Although I have been to the Viewpoint Restaurant before to watch the fireworks on the Fourth of July [1], this evening was the first time I had ever been to the restaurant.  Admittedly, writing restaurant reviews is something that is … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Boyz II Men

If there is any old school trend in music that I would like to see a lot more of, it would be the classy and retro New Jack Swing of the early 1990’s [1].  Boyz II Men were a big … Continue reading

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The Quest For Alfalfa Sprouts

It ought to come as no surprise that my life is full of a lot of odd quests [1].  I am serving as a host of sorts for a dinner club, and chose the theme of food with a story … Continue reading

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There Is No Net Neutrality

[Note:  Image taken from aeaweb.org.] Yesterday afternoon, as the work day winded down and thoughts and attention turned away from staring blankly at giant Excel files and towards more genial subjects, some of my coworkers began a passionate debate about … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Ranger Station PDX (Hawthorne District, Portland, OR)

Yesterday evening I went to the Ranger Station PDX in the Hawthorne District of Portland, and I found it to be a hipster dive bar, with a great deal of pluses and minuses and a mixed to negative overall impression. … Continue reading

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An Inconvenience Rightly Viewed

As someone who views as deeply important the philosophical field of epistemology, and who thinks it important to define terms as clearly and fairly as possible, I found it quite interesting in some recent reading of mine about the noted … Continue reading

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