The thoughts of a writer.

Friday, June 30, 2017

How to Create Inflation...



Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Hmong-American Struggles This is hilarious!

Do you know where your dongle is?

"I'm afraid your dongle is missing."

"Is that bad?"

"Yes. Yes it is. Your device will no longer work. You should always keep track of your dongle!"

"So my dongle is important then?"

"Yes. It certainly is. A man should always know where his dongle is at all times. I check my dongle each day to be sure it is functioning properly."


"It is only responsible to know about your dongle and about how to keep it safe."

"OK. Thank you."

"You're welcome. And remember, make sure to keep track of your dongle at all times."

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Dr. Seuss Flower

If God ever asked Dr. Seuss to design a flower, it would have been the Bull Thistle. With it's large size, thorns, fluffy purple head and parachute seeds, it surely fills the bill.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Keep Jiena in Your Prayers

My niece Jiena has a busy week in preparation for her bone marrow transplant. Please keep her in your prayers.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Things I Hate on Facebook

Your feet in front of a large body of water.
Your face with a dog's tongue.
You holding a gun.
You and your pit bull.
Your tattoos.
Multiple pictures of you and your motorcycle.
Multiple pictures of you posing for selfies.
You posing with the carcass of an animal that you shot.
You being drunk and holding a drink.
You smoking anything.
You sitting in a car.
You partially dressed.
You making a gang sign.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

In case you wondered who is being killed by police in the U.S.A., this is a pretty good resource.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Which Lives Matter?

I can't help but notice that when a child gets caught in gang crossfire, there is no protest. When an African-American is shot by another African-American, there is no protest. But when a black life is taken by a police officer, people are lying down on the freeway. If I take a step back and look at that picture, it seems that a lot of emphasis is being put on a little symptom of a much larger societal problem. But, that's just my opinion and if I disagree with the protest I might be called a racist. Still, regardless of what "color" the child is (Note* my biracial child says that we are all brown), it breaks my heart when one gets injured or killed. And it hurts my faith in humanity when no one stops (traffic) to cry with me.


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What Would You Think If This Job Was Posted?

Job Title:Caucasian American Community Specialist
Salary:$25.85 - $36.17 Hourly
$53,763.00 - $75,237.00 Annually
Job Type:Full-time
Department:Neighborhood and Community Relations
Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota
Closing Date/Time:  Tue. 07/11/17 11:59 PM Central Time
Posting Type:Open to the public

Three years of experience working with Caucasian American communities in an urban setting, including one (1) year of experience with policy or program development, project management or equivalent and one (1) year of experience working with community engagement work in represented communities for a local government.

Bachelor's degree in Caucasian American Studies, Communications, Public Relations, Urban Studies, Public Administration or an equivalent. 

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Monday, June 19, 2017

If Black Lives Matter...

Do something to stop the violence. Go protest for a baby who was shot in the head.

Children's Lives Matter.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Jeronimo Yanez found Not Guilty

Microsoft Security Patch Mess

Command Prompt
Dism /image:c:\ /remove-package /packagename:Package_for_RollupFix~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~14393.1198.1.6

Dism /image:c:\ /remove-package /packagename:Package_for_RollupFix~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~14393.1358.1.9

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017


My preschool age son was telling me about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores—while correctly naming various animals that belong to each group. Then he told me that he likes "all the ivores!" I had to agree that I like all the ivores too...

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Adam West

September 19, 1928 – June 9, 2017

Good Bye Batman...

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Fort Snelling



I'm building a NUC. It is a PC that is roughly 4" x 4" x 2" (or maybe smaller). The hard drive and memory are purchased separately and this little unit has a 250 GB hard drive and 16 GB of RAM. It comes with built-in WiFi and that hard drive looks like a memory stick and (of course) there is no cooling fan.

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Friday, June 09, 2017

Cathedral Museum

Model of the First Cathedral of St. Paul - 1841

Thursday, June 08, 2017

LEGO Goes Big!

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Unassociated Press
June 8, 2017

Iran called Donald Trump's comments about terrorist attacks "repugnant." After Trump looked up the word repugnant, he cleverly countered by calling Iran a loser...

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The Moral Test of Government


Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Christoper Columbus Memorial

Christopher Columbus was a hero when I was a child. But that was before the era of political correctness and a lot has changed since then. "Columbus Day" is no longer a "holiday" like it was when I was a kid in school. Of course, back then, "Martin Luther King Day" was not a holiday. Columbus has now been linked to slavery and crimes against indigenous peoples.

So, I was quite surprised to find a Christopher Columbus memorial (from 1931) on the Minnesota State Capitol grounds!

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Friday, June 02, 2017

I Disagree with Trump on Paris Climate Pact

Dear People of Planet Earth,

As an American citizen, I would like to go on record that I disagree with President Donald Trump's decision to quit the Paris Climate Agreement. He did this without my approval. In fact, it appears to have been done without the approval of most American citizens. This is shameful in so many ways in a country that is supposed to be governed of the people, by the people.


Kevin J. Curtis
Environmental Advocate and United States Citizen

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