Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Abbott & Costello on Unemployment

So how can over 873,000 people come off the unemployment rolls when there were only a little over 114,000 jobs created? Below is a transcript of a conversation between two eminent economists discussing this very question! COSTELLO: I want to … Continue reading

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A CPAP Machine for Historical Re-enactment

I made this flat bottomed portmanteau to carry my CPAP machine and batteries.  I have found this set-up works fairly well for me for trekking and events. I use my CPAP machine without the humidifier.  If I’m over 8,000 feet … Continue reading

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Has Congress Changed at all since 1830?

This is an excerpt from Edward S. Ellis’ 1884 book entitled the Life of Colonel David Crockett.  It is an interesting story about how congress works and how it has strayed from its prescribed path. LIFE OF COLONEL DAVID CROCKETT. … Continue reading

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Gabe the Shootist

When I was growing up many of us had nicknames.  Not from our parents but names our friends called us.  Similar to today’s camp names that folks get at a rendezvous.  It was a term of endearment.  It showed you were … Continue reading

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Influences that made me want to be a Mountain Man.

Back during the Middle ages when I was an impressionable youth, several things came together to make me want to become a Mountain Man. When I was 12 years old I joined the Boy Scouts for the second time.(The first … Continue reading

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This may be my favorite joke, ever. Kind of an insider.

I was walking in San Francisco along the Golden Gate Bridge when I saw a man about to jump off.  I tried to dissuade him from committing suicide and told him simply that God loved him.  A tear came to … Continue reading

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Credo

I won’t be wronged, I won’t be insulted and I won’t be laid a hand on.  I don’t do these things to other people and I require the same from them.  John Bernard Books, 1901

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Rules For Drinking

The 86 Rules Of Boozing 1. If you owe someone money, always pay them back in a bar. Preferably during happy hour. 2. Always toast before doing a shot. 3. Whoever buys the shot gets the first chance to offer … Continue reading

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No Shame

There is no shame in being poor.  The only shame is in not trying to get rich.                                Pericles

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To Women Everywhere

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