Author Archives: Jay

Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal

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Eight

I remembered our eight anniversary was coming. Then yesterday, eight days later, I remembered again, surprised I had let it pass without recalling or noting it on that day. Made me think. I also thought it was the first time … Continue reading

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This Thing IS On, If Only I’d Remember It

I am not one for resolutions on account of a mere calendar change, but that demarcation has had me fretting about my neglect of blogging. Nor am I that free to start up again in a big way, with other … Continue reading

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This is Why I Love Walmart

I remember reading The Gift of the WalMagi last year and was happy to see it republished.

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No New Coinages Under the Sun?

I hate when I coin a phrase or new word and then find it’s already out there. The latest is “all economics is personal,” for which, using the quotes, there are 3 pages of Google search results.

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Inspection Day Miracle

The spouse’s Chevy S-10 has had the service engine light on for months. One of those silly emissions-related things that cost a fortune to fix and seem designed more to support the repair industry artificially than to be necessary to … Continue reading

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Parting is Such Savory Sorrow

As I posted previously, I had so much planned for the spouse’s week away visiting family. Muck out and rearrange my room. Deep clean the whole place. Go through 20-something computers, computer carcasses, etc. Maybe, just maybe, work on web … Continue reading

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Sans Nuance Yet Accurate

  http://www.blogthings.com/whatareyourattitudestowardwomenquiz/results/?result=Modern”>Your Attitudes Toward Women Are Modern Your attitudes toward women are no different than your attitudes toward men. You’re a big believe of gender equality, and you’ll fight for people to be treated as individuals. You get annoyed when … Continue reading

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Vacation

I was just thinking that I could post up a storm this week, since I am on vacation. The last post I started writing met the all too common fate of staying a draft, never finished or published, on fire … Continue reading

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Storing Cilantro

This year I attempted to grow some herbs, of which the most successful was cilantro. Which at this point is flowering prolifically, in an attempt to become coriander. I started the stuff inside, then planted it in front of my … Continue reading

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Sama on the Aftermath

I couldn’t agree more with Rob Sama and what we have lost. I keep forgetting the Deep Capture angle, which is fascinating and all too plausible. Rolling back the police state is imperative. A pack, not a herd should be … Continue reading

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Jobs

It occurs to me that my policy posts have been somewhat peripheral to what matters so far. I’d started a post on the debt ceiling a few days before the deadline, which while not of this policy series was related … Continue reading

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Space

The Obama administration is actually on the right track regarding space policy. It’s the only such thing I know of that he’s right on, and there’s no internally consistent logic on which the position is predicated. It’s just weird. But … Continue reading

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King of the Forest: TSA

One of the next things to come right to mind if I were in charge is what to do about the TSA and airline security. “Nothing” would be a better answer than the security theater and harassment we have now. … Continue reading

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King of the Forest: Somaliland

This will seem entirely out of left field, and not in keeping with the more pressing economic side of this exercise. However, the first thing that came to mind for a post on what I would do if thrust into … Continue reading

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Executive Orders

I have in mind a series of “if I were king of the forest” posts, touting what I would do if I were suddenly in charge. That is, President. Naturally you have to work somewhat within what exists, and cannot … Continue reading

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Meta

As you can see, I have done a great job blogging regularly, even slacking on birthdays. I’m currently torn over the idea of all things in one place and only in one place, versus the attempt to have all things … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

To my second oldest niece, Brittany, who is 23 today.

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Happy Birthday

To “Cate8,” who is 48 today.

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Inported

I am going to allow my solojay.com domain to expire, and have imported the entire content here. That may result in some older posts looking a bit weird or having odd references, if they reference the old site they wer … Continue reading

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More Allergies?

As is well known, Henry has allergies to bananas, dairy, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts, and when he was very young was sensitive to salicylates, azo dyes, and some aspect of screen printed ink on many of my T-shirts. He … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

To my manager, Jasmine, who is 24 today.

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Happy Birthday

To blogger Pejman Yousefzadeh.

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Happy Birthday

To Bill Hobbs.

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Happy Birthday

To blogger Bill Quick.

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Happy Birthday

To attorney Jennifer (Harrington) Galego.

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Happy Birthday

To blogger Martin Lindeskog.

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Happy Birthday

T0 blogger Andrea Harris.

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Forms Misqueue

So I am attempting to fill out IRS forms 433-A, 656 and 656-A, and part of the way through some of the basics, I open 656-B, which is not a form, but a booklet. However, it incorporates copies of the … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary

What’s the appropriate gift for a 13th? Luck, perhaps? It’s been a big 13 years for my oldest nephew and his wife. Congratulations!

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