"Murphy was an optimist!"
Remembering…Memorial Day May 31, 2010 12:01 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Holiday, Memorial Day
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To be born free is an accident. To live free is a privilege. To die free is a responsibility. — BG Robby Risner, USAF (ret) [Source, No Silence Here, TN blogs salute Memorial Day][Original Source, View from the Cumberlands, Memorial Day 2010]
What Motivates Us? May 31, 2010 11:13 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Health, Mental, Philosophy
That something special for the one you love May 31, 2010 10:22 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Interest
Booty Pop! (warning! that link shows posteriors in panties)add a comment
Of Grasshoppers May 31, 2010 10:14 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Grasshoppers, Philosophy
Student: Have you ever really wanted something?
Master: Have you ever really pursued it?
Of Grasshoppers May 28, 2010 11:14 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Grasshoppers, Philosophy
Student: So heavy.
Master: Build strength.
After 10 years I rented a bush hog May 26, 2010 10:27 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, House
A day in the life of a juggler May 22, 2010 12:06 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Health, Juggling
My day resembles this:add a comment
Of Grasshoppers May 20, 2010 4:34 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Grasshoppers, Philosophy
Student: Why can I not go back and correct my mistakes?
Master: Because now you must deal with the consequences.
Of Grasshoppers May 20, 2010 2:53 pmPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Grasshoppers, Philosophy
Student: I do not like who I have become.
Master: You are as you have always been.
Of Grasshoppers May 14, 2010 9:00 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Grasshoppers, Philosophy
Student: If but e’vr so briefly, I experienced normalcy.
Master: What’s that?
Living the Middle Ground May 13, 2010 11:44 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Deep Thoughts, Philosophy
Somewhere between the things we want to do, and the things we need to do, are the things we can do.add a comment
Blowning the Brain Cloud Away May 12, 2010 8:38 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Health, Mental
Eons ago I discovered nootropics and delved into the costly world of daily vitamins and cognitive enhancers. Age takes its toll on the body but stress takes its toll plus interest, penalties and fees. Some days I struggle with tip o’ the tongue syndrome where the word or thought is almost there but just does not want to coalesce or my head may feel fuzzy. The solution is to deal with the source of the stress. Therein lay a catch-22. So once again, I look toward nootropics to give me edge I seek. I’m starting with Ginko.4comments
The Power of Computing May 11, 2010 9:55 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Communications, Gadgets, Technology
Computing tied to a single computer or location is undeniably an artifact of the past. The Cloud with its risks and uncertainty is where data should live as the risks far outweight the risk of maintaining that data on a single, fixed location piece of hardware. For a family that keeps all its digital records (photos, documents, etc) only on the home computer, a housefire or even something as mundane as a failed harddrive can wipeout a lifetime of family history.
The Cloud gives us data accessibilty and security with machine independence but from time to time we do require a specific machine which may not be at our current location. The ever presence of connectivity through devices such as the iPhone, Droid, and iPad eliminates the distance between where we stand and the physical computer. For example, I just used Team Viewer from my iPhone to log into and control my home workstation for downloading "Native Flutes for Relaxation" from Amazon while they were offering it for free. That’s coo! Oh, then I made this post from my iPhone. Mobile computing is now! Tomorrow computing and access will be so ubiquitous and transparent that most people won’t even recognize their activities as "computing" or "Internet" as we do today, similarly to how people breathe without thinking about oxygen.1 comment so far
From the mouths of babes May 6, 2010 7:47 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Evan, Family, From the mouths of babes
Mom: "What are those bumps on your face?"
Evan, almost 5: "Chicken pox."
Me: "What are chicken pox?"
Evan: "That’s when you bump into something and get bumps all over you."
Me: "How did you learn about chicken pox?"
Evan: "I went to another world."
Exhausted May 6, 2010 6:51 amPosted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Health, Mental, Sleep
The level of exhaustion I’m experiencing right now is bizarre, inexplicable and almost beyond description. I don’t believe I’ve done anything to deserve to feel this tired. I’d like to rent a secluded cabin and just sleep for two days.add a comment