I never used to. In fact the change of seasons is why I love it here in the “Midwest”
( Whomever called Ohio the Midwest, NEVER looked at a MAP of the whole USA. )

In fact even in my late age I have often been known to call people up at ANY hour at the first sign of snowflakes Continue reading

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Do you have this affliction?

I have lately been suffering from Web Sparkleys, also known as WEB A.D.D.,  or if you are a regular Blogger it may be known as BADOLAIBS.

Do you also suffer from this Continue reading

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“Improve the Mold” I said

My wife and I have raised 3 children to adulthood, each successful in their own way. All are married, all have families, all are employed. Mrs. Air Cooled and I are very blessed.

When they were in their late teen years, I told each of them the following:

“You are a product of the influences of us for all of your life so far, as well as a mix of other outside influences. Your personality, your strengths and weakness are what they are at this point. I challenge you to Improve the Mold that made you who you are.

Become better than Me and your Mom. Take an introspective inventory of who you are, and how you became that person. Consider all of the traits that came from living in our home for most of your life that make you YOU. Determine what the good parts are and make those stronger in you.

Then find the one or two personality traits about me or your mom that absolutely do not like about me or you Mom that you see in your self,  and lock that in your mind. Now from this day forward spend the rest of your life eradicating that from your personality  so that you don’t pass that bad trait on to children that you will have. Then pass this advice onto your children when they are old enough to understand this task.”

Only time will tell………..

‘Nuff Said that to them many years ago.

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in Honor of my friend Frank Crivello

I started my day at work as usual, firing up the dreaded computer, then logging on to the usual nine or so software applications that I use everyday, but upon looking over the master plan for the day I see that I and several other fellow cube-ites (not to be confused with cubits) are all slated for a two-hour time frame away from The Machine. “Ah something a little different today”. Probably some group training. That will be a pleasant change.

An hour later one of the supervisors tells me ‘ I know you have been away a few days but I presumed you would want to go to Franks Memorial service today so I blocked you in for it”

I had not heard. I was stunned. It took Continue reading

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Note to SELF about my Blog

I have been thinking about this a lot lately. in fact I have given this a LOT of Thought.

Half Note

Half Note (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have come to the conclusion that  the best way to get things going Continue reading

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One Year Anniversary Bloggin

Wow. I didn’t pay much attention, but my little “you got comments” light let me know that I have been for One year already. so What have I done?

I got freshly pressed very early on so that gave me an unfair advantage of getting a lot of readers and a respectable following very early one.  I have made some great “friends” in the process.

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Oh my I have been freshly Pressed- whatever shall I do?

I have no idea how articles are selected for the honor of being put right up front on the  Freshly Pressed Page,  all I know is it happened to me without notice and I had only been on Word Press  about Continue reading

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Making yourself sound important

This one is for the ‘Just Thoughts” category– I am working on finalizing a website so we can go LIVE this week, and researching a couple of terms, I see on the side of a web consulting company’s page an “about the author” note..  And this is what it says….

 is a lead at <company name removed>. He/She ensures that business requirements are translated into scalable, integrated technical architectures, and user-centric interfaces. 

and here is another one……… Continue reading

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The 2012 Olympic Ceremony in London was…………

…………. WOW.. It made me tear up a lot……………………

As I watched it  and seeing all those people from so many different cultures …. Continue reading

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Should I Write? or Program? or Play?

Just  letting you know I’m still around. I have been busy because I have a few projects I have been working on that I need to finish.

This week I am on vacation and trying to go thru a LOT of junk to pitch, give away or absorb into my THINGS.

I also have a project for a club I belong to and that project is to build a new and more comprehensive website for the club.  I am learning a new programming method and the learning curve has been steep, but I am making pretty good progress finally.

Español: Keith Emerson, de fondo el Moog modular.

Me in my MIND (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And thirdly ( is that a word?) ( yea, I just looked it up), I have one of my Keyboards sitting on the living room coffee table because the other night my daughter was her and she was performing a new song she had learned for me.

So this evening Mrs. air Cooled is up doing her baby sitting thing for “Celine” and “Mr. Wright” because they are both working the 3rd watch this evening………. SO…………

I have some unfettered time on my hands……

Decisions, decisions, – do I wanna write a blog and get it posted this evening, or do I want to just take advantage of the Yamaha sitting there and doodle on the key for a couple of hours? OR  do I want to make more progress on the club website, since I have all evening unfettered by interruptions from Mrs. Air Cooled? ( I need o give here a proper pseudonym)


Well, I think I can  zip off this quick blog and get it posted just to let folks know I am alive, and Then try to see what progress I can make on the website……. then after a couple more glasses of wine maybe i can sit down and play a bit while I am ‘loosened up ‘ with the wine and see how badly I can play..  that would be a triple Play. that would just top off a perfect evening since my Beloved Indians won this evening against the Mariners!

WaHoo! Go Tribe!

Indians logo

Indians logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I wil let yu now How it turns out.

‘Nuff Said for now….. time’za Waistin……..

Add your 2 cents below…….

Well its been 2 hours now, and I got sidetracked………… I searching for a photo of some famous people, I stumbled onto my Buddie Joe Walsh, my fellow Air Cooled Underware brother – WB6ACU – in a video playing a superb blues solo… ( yep Joe is a certified Ham radio operator as well as  a Kick ass guitar player.)  and at the moment I am listening to David Gilmour….  God I miss playing on in a band……. 

did i just give out a clue above?
-mmmmmmmmmmm could be……

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