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Yeah, That's Me [Aug. 25th, 2015|05:27 pm]
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Most of the packing is done. The loading of the vehicle will soon commence. By this time tomorrow, I should be well on my way to the desert. I will be updating mostly via Facebook and maybe Twitter. If I have something to say, I'll load a voice post here.

I'll be volunteering as a Ranger again. My new duties will be Gerlach Patrol, where I'll be out on the highway helping people out, and an Echelon shift where I'll be helping out other Rangers. I will also be teaching a short workshop in kali stickfighting, which I am very excited about. The first and third acts of this year's adventure will take me down some new roads, with new places to visit, new lessons to learn. It should be interesting!
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Well That's Different [Aug. 24th, 2015|06:43 pm]
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Republican presidential candidate clarifies that he's not prejudiced against Mexican "anchor babies" --just Asian ones. *LINK*
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Car [Aug. 24th, 2015|05:14 pm]
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A year and a half after putting in a new transmission, Satori clicked over 330,000 miles this morning.
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Very White of Him [Aug. 24th, 2015|10:24 am]
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Presidential candidate Donald Trump seems to be well on his way rebranding the Republican party as the party of entitled white racist jerks. *LINK*
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Make a Brand New Start of It [Aug. 23rd, 2015|10:01 pm]
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The FXX channel just showed something I didn't think I'd ever see again. It was the episode of "The Simpsons" where they go to New York City to retrieve Homer's car, which Barney abandoned when he went on a two-month drinking spree.

It's a hilarious episode. Marge and the kids have a wonderful time in the city while everything that could possibly go wrong for Homer absolutely does. The reason I didn't think I'd ever see it again was because that particular episode was pulled out of syndication after 2001... because it prominently featured the World Trade Center.

Showing the twin towers was a sensitive subject. After the 9/11 attacks, some studios actually re-edited movies set in New York to delete the World Trade Center. They thought it would be too disturbing to show it like it was still there. When Homer finds his car, it's parked in between the towers with a pile of parking tickets and a boot on one wheel. He ends up almost destroying his car getting it back. It's still a funny episode, and the humor seemed to soften seeing the twin towers again.

Laughter is good. It's healthy to laugh. The tragedy of the 9/11 attacks remains, but I think the ability to laugh shows we can grow beyond tragedy, and not let it weigh us down. In this way, humor can be a sign of strength and resiliency.
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It's Caturday! [Aug. 22nd, 2015|06:56 am]
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Hey [Aug. 18th, 2015|09:24 pm]
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Anybody got a handful of Legos they can give me? It's for a good cause.
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Gas [Aug. 15th, 2015|09:45 pm]
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The price of regular unleaded gasoline came down to $2.44 a gallon after shooting up this week.
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It's Caturday! [Aug. 15th, 2015|08:13 am]
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Heal Thyself [Aug. 14th, 2015|09:21 am]
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Republican presidential candidate who condemned the practice of using aborted fetal tissue for medical research published a study in 1992 after doing medical research on aborted fetal tissue. *LINK*
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