Who Would Have Thought?

Who would have thought a year ago that I would be married today and that my wife and I would own our home?

We just paid the first mortgage payment and there is a weird feeling of joy.

That rather than paying rent to someone, I am paying on my own property.

Sort of liberating.

Media Bias

First, the Apple/Wall Street Journal version…

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Second, the 1440 version…

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Not difficult to see why I read 1440. Just. The. Facts.

No additional adjectives. I’m also showing my bias by not providing a link to the WSJ version.

Beaver fossil named after Buc-ee’s

One of my favorites, to be sure.

A new species of ancient beaver that was rediscovered by researchers in The University of Texas at Austin’s fossil collections has been named after Buc-ee’s, a Texas-based chain of popular travel centers known for its cartoon beaver mascot.

Full story at is here.

Sit-Rep – July 25, 2020


This week was not as bad as the previous week. There were still issues. Overall, no one got hurt.

Now…for the general news.

I was able to finish a big project for a friend of mine. This wasn’t incredibly complicated but part of it took a whole bunch of time.

Remarkably enough, it is NOT a good pool day. Pool water is kind of cold and it is overcast.

I still have some remaining tasks left as far as pointing my other websites over here. I’d like to keep the idea of posting the book I am currently listening to but I want a way to do it that is more transportable than a WordPress Plugin that adds to a database and doesn’t move with the website.

My domestic Saturday list has been completed.

Did I mention it was not a good pool day?

Update: I was able to get about 2 hours of good pool time today. Unfortunately, I’ve learned of two deaths that were announced while I was in the pool. Regis Philbin and Peter Green (co-founder of Fleetwood Mac) both passed away today.