If you haven’t heard, last night, the sole controller at Reagan National airport was apparently asleep while two planes tried to land. As bad as that sounds, the local news here is way overdramatizing the danger to the airplanes and passengers, in my opinion. They are interviewing people at the airport who are saying they […]
Pretty incredible landing yesterday by the US Airways pilot after the bird strike. It was great to see everyone get off the plane safely with only minor injuries. I’m not sure the media is getting across just how great a job the pilot, Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III, did in getting the plane down and getting […]
Three people have told me that the Rainbow Room Grill is closing and I wanted to assure anyone else that I am now well aware of this fact. The reason it is significant is that on my birthday for each of the last three years, I have taken a group of friends to dinner at the Rainbow Room […]
Charles Osgood. Hands down. Kelly and I have been spending a relaxing 90 minutes each Sunday morning watching Charles Osgood’s Sunday Morning program on CBS. I think it’s probably the best news program out there, and for my money, the only one worth watching. When I lived in L.A., I used to listen to The Osgood File on […]
Up at 4:20 AM after getting to sleep after 10 PM. When I woke up, I was in no mood to go to the gym, but I ate breakfast, got ready, and headed into the office. By the time I got to the office, my mood was better and I went to the gym. 25 […]
This has probably been going on for quite some time, right under my nose, but my attention was drawn to it by this Yahoo!Tech article I saw this morning. Apparently, cheating at video games has been steadily on the rise and has become enough of a problem that cheaters are being punished. Set aside the […]
Duh! See the New York Times article. Via SF Signal.
I’m a pretty mellow, easy-going guy. It takes a lot to get me really agitated and even more to get me down right pissed off. One thing that almost always does the trick are stories of censorship. Apparently, a school board in West Virginia is trying to ban Pat Conroy’s books so that high school […]
Yes, I am referring to our nation. Anyone who says that our freedoms are not shrinking daily is either deranged or so completely out of touch with reality that they might as well be deranged. It’s always the little things that bug me the most because they are insipid. When seemingly harmless activities are banned, […]
I’ve grown to hate network TV news broadcasts and hate news reported in newspapers almost equally as much. It all focuses on depressing topics. We could do better. But today, finally, some good news!
Today, August 6, marks the 62nd anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. I have read 3 books on the history of the atomic bomb, those involved in building it, and those involved in trying to prevent its proliferation thereafter. It gives me a bit of hope that in the 62 years […]
As my Grandpa would say, Oh boy!