Keep the Music Alive

This afternoon, I made a small, unexpected but voluntary contribution to the Lexington street music scene. But the skeptic in me keeps wondering whether I was scammed socially engineered out of the price of a set of guitar strings, or whether I somehow luckily but unknowingly escaped from a more complicated, expensive con, or whether a somewhat unusual transaction was really no more than it appeared to be.

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Menagerie Musings

After several years of my four-legged population being fairly stable (no pun intended), the last couple of years have seen some turnover, some of which has been noted here and some hasn’t. In the past 20 months, I’ve lost 3 dogs, acquired 3 dogs, and lost one horse. Since I’m killing time updating the blog today, I might as well fill in all the details.

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Miscellaneous Update

This blog is still being sorely neglected, with only 2 entries so far this year. Since it’s a rainy weekend, curtailing outdoor activities, I’m faced with the choice of cleaning house, watching inane Derby blather on TV (if my TV even still works, I haven’t turned it on for months), or updating my blog. Housecleaning is probably the most sorely needed, but it’s almost as distasteful as Derby idiocy, so here I am. Some of the updates probably deserve spinning off into separate articles, so today might see the article count for 2010 double.

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Snow Woes

Although Central Kentucky’s recent bout of winter weather was somewhat puny compared to the DC area’s recent Snowmageddon, it was not completely uneventful. And since I’ve had another extended spell of blogger’s block, I might as well break the silence with an account of some of the minor adventures created by the snowfall.

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On the net, does anybody hear you rant?

Once again, I begin by apologetically mentioning the long hiatus between posts here. I suppose it’s only fitting that I break the silence by musing about whether the silence has really been broken. If a blogger blogs on a deserted blog and nobody reads it, has he made a virtual sound? This musing about the impact of random ranting has been triggered by a couple of recent incidents, one widely publicized and one more obscure.

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Miscellaneous Update

I’ve been neglecting this blog for a few months, for several reasons. I’ve been busy. I haven’t had anything interesting to write. So I guess that means I’ve been busy with boring stuff. I’ve also been lured into Facebook as an alternative for online babbling. More on that later. I’ll try to summarize events of the last few months that might be interesting.

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Golden Parachute – Reward for Failure

Followers of the national news probably expect this to be a rant about the government bailout of failed financial institutions, and the huge bonuses paid to those responsible for the problems. Those in tune with recent events in Kentucky are more likely to guess the actual topic. Although the total overall dollar figures are less, ($6 million instead of $170 million), when it’s all going to one loser instead of divided among many, it seems far more outrageous.

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No Longer Dogless

barry1I’m neglecting this blog again, mainly due to laziness. I’m also being distracted by Facebook, which is claiming much of my cyber-time. Maybe sometime I’ll comment here about the pros/cons of the Facebook format vs. a blog. But I’m too lazy to do that now. I just want to belatedly report on an update to the menagerie. I am no longer dogless, as announced on Facebook about a month ago.

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