Author Archives: Mark

Driving the Pikes Peak Highway

Mary and I drove to the summit of Pikes Peak last month.

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Chaos Monkeys, a Silicon Valley Story

Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley is a fascinating book for people like Mary and I who haven’t lived in the San Francisco Bay area for many years. The author, Antonio Garcia Martinez, writes in a … Continue reading

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A Sad Song About a Tractor Rollover

According to Modern Farmer: Tractors now claim some 125 lives a year in the U.S., according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), representing the biggest danger on a farm…. Tractor rollovers. Grain suffocation. Deadly fumes. Goring. … Continue reading

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Do You Use “Concerning” as an Adjective?

If so, you should be aware that it is a poor use of the language and that there are many better alternatives. Instead of saying, “The latest tweet by President is very concerning”, substitute alarming, bothersome, disquieting, distressing, disturbing, nerve-racking, … Continue reading

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How to Cope With Cops

Increasing numbers of people are being stopped while driving and being arrested so Dale Carson, a criminal defense lawyer who was a cop in Miami for 8 years, wrote Arrest-Proof Yourself to help people cope with the police state. The … Continue reading

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Pianist Kenny White Deserves to Be More Widely Known

Mary and I saw and listened to Kenny White last week. He is a great pianist and songwriter who deserves more fame and success. Don’t miss him when he comes to your town!

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A Private Letter From a Doctor to a Pharmacist

Is a prescription a private letter that a doctor writes to a pharmacist about a third party, the patient, similar to a private letter that a man writes to his cousin where he discusses his father? The legislature of the … Continue reading

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A Visit to the National Western Stock Show

Mary, Susan and I went to the National Western Stock Show last weekend.

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Did Steve Jobs Reincarnate to Make America Great Again?

According to the New York Times, the first thing Donald Trump did after becoming President was to gather legislators to inform them that millions of illegal immigrants voted against him in the election. Fellow narcissist Steve Jobs said this kind … Continue reading

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Why is Regulating What People Say Wrong?

One of my favorite musicians, Loudon Wainwright, sings about our future under President Trump. Wainwright worries that Trump is fond of locking up demonstrators even though Trump agreed under oath when assuming the Presidency to preserve, protect, and defend the … Continue reading

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