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Blog: Winston

Feel that invisible line marking the creation of a glorious future, and put a torch to a less-than-glorious past. You see it. But the past is never in reality as you remember it. And the future? Often less than glorious. Sometimes, far, far less. At a time and space ahead, you will look...
I don’t know why the episode always stuck with me, but it has. The idea of the entire universe, shrinking around you? Every moment there are less things, less people. Until, the point where existence simply collapses upon you. There is nothing, and soon you are nothing. I’ll admit, I’ve...
This rant refers to a spectacular Star Trek Voyager episode (1997), and an exploration of that episode. For current events, see “2020 Year of Hell” I am a social pariah. I am a “Trekkie” (someone who likes Star Trek lore). Also, I am a fan of the Star Trek series “Voyager”, which is maligned...
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There’s this guy who works in my area. There’s not much to notice about him. He’s kinda hunched over. I think he might have scoliosis like my uncle had. A closer look at his face, and you see his thick glasses. His tongue seems to hang out a bit. There’s some medical term for that, I...
Didja hear Kobe Bryant died? I’ve commented on situations like this before. I just don’t get it. I have nothing against our dearly departed “friend”, or any of the countless other celebrities / public figures that die every year. I just don’t care. At all. One way or another. I didn’t...
First, welcome to my blog! If you're reading this, you're probably either an exiled poet that got distracted, or so bored with the REAL WF content that you decided to go slumming. The fact is, I don't care why you're here. I don't care if you're here at all. You see, we're all just a...
...But you can't pick your family. It's always during "The Holidays", right? Everyone has one (or more) Drama Queen relatives. I never liked my one sister. Oh Lord, I have tried. Went out of my way to excuse her selfish, childish, hyperbolic overreacting behavior. For decades, we've all...
I don’t blame the kid. I really don’t. Gretta Thunberg is just another emo pawn being used by intellectually lazy ideologues. Those same folks use pictures of drowning polar bears and photo shopped pics of cities under water to scare people. I’m not saying bears don’t drown, or sea levels...
Some of you may know, my mom was there in Honolulu on December 7, 1941. She was twelve when she saw the world around her literally explode. My mom struggled with mental health issues her entire life. How much was organic, and how much environmental? "Crazy" does run in the family. My...
That's become somewhat of a thinly veiled insult, calling someone "opinionated". It seems to set down the marker that the person with the opinion has closed their mind to new ideas, and is hostile to criticism. Here's my take: Having an opinion means that you have the acumen to reason...
If you’re reading this, congrats! Either you survived a major SHTF (Stuff Hits The Fan) event, or you’re preparing ahead. In either case, good on you! Today’s dish I’ll be preparing is Rice with Spam. This is a very basic meal, but versatile and adaptable. The staple ingredients provide...
There is only one gun shop in all of Mexico. https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/mexicos-gun-supply-and-90-percent-myth No matter what you do to limit supply, demand wins. However, they do have a lot of vaqueros down there. You know about those darn cowboys, always causing trouble.
This relentless bashing of The President over Turkey and The Kurds is asinine and needs to stop. Sometimes, allies have disagreements. There’s always the option of going Wilsonian multinationalist, and trying to “solve” the issue. Not only does that rarely work, but it often creates more...
A guilty pleasure of mine is the 1993 movie “Demolition Man”. Good lord, what campy fun. Sandra Bullock was SO hot. And, for those of you so inclined, Stallone was in good shape. Actually, both actors have aged well. I don’t know what happened to Wesley Snipes. I think he fled the country...
I don't remember when my wife started calling me that. As long as I can remember, my default mode was doing the most with the least. Before it became fashionable, I just aimed for low impact. The Marines was a real eye-opener for me. Never before had I been exposed to such a large number...
(Just saw what they were up to on Capitol Hill today. 535 intellectual midgets) Gotta call it what it is, sorry. I’ve railed against this inane, futile tendency to embrace the “Do Something!” delusion. Here is the case in point. I’m reading news releases highlighting the US Congress’...
I know some of you have strong opinions regarding the place of electric bikes in the future of motorcycling (*cough Plasticweld cough*). But they are here. And in my opinion, here to stay. Granted, these initial models leave a lot to be desired, particularly in the range department. The best...
Screw Rob Pirsig and his stupid book. There is no "art" to working on a motorcycle. And Zen on your own time. There was no art to the way my bike leaned on it's side stand. It was balanced improperly, and on uneven ground it never sat stable. I could have meditated on the steady-state of...
Well, it's that time of year that those of us with school-age kids love to hate. We love it because the rug-rats get outta our hair and into someone else's. We hate it because it's time to buy stuff. In today's society, we're buying things for our kids that previous generation would never...
Few human habits irritate me more than the tendency for people to spread "Do Something!" disease. I'm a minimalist, fatalistic, Darwinistic, cold-blooded SOB. That said, I like a good idea as much as anyone else. As a matter of fact, I LOVE good ideas. I also like Unicorns, guilt-free ice...

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