Whazzup . . . BS and Donkey Dust

Whazzup . . . BS and Donkey Dust

It’s been a busy week out here in the west.  The President was in town.  He, and his retinue, landed here on Wednesday so that Mr. Obama could give the commencement speech up at the Air Force Academy.  He spoke of optimism, and the promise the class represented as the nation’s future leaders and predicted that this would be what he called “an American Century.”  Applause was tepid throughout his speech, according to our local daily newspaper, The Gazette.  Then, as he waved to the 1,073 graduating members of the class of 2012; before hurrying off to important campaign fundraisers in Denver and a “private residence in California for dinner,” followed by one last fu
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More BS & Donkey Dust

More BS & Donkey Dust

Colorado Springs, Tuesday, 29 May 2012 Well friends, this is the end of life as I knew it.  I always supposed it could happen sometime; but I never even dreamed it would be so soon.  What is it you ask, that's got me so jacked up and tight-jawed?  Well . . . it’s this . . . my sweet and beautiful wife came home from her weekly shopping expedition with a pair of sandals for me. “Sandals,” I said, “really?  You want me to wear sandals?” “Well sure, why not?” “Because manly men don’t wear sandals, that’s why.  They don’t wear shorts either or eat tofu.” “Honey” she said, “that’s so stone-age I can’t believe you even thought it, let alone voiced it out lou
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BS and Donkey-Dust

This is my first ever BS&DD Blog, so I'll do my best to make it memorable.  The idea for it comes from my darling west-coast on-line marketing, promotional, designer consultant and new ideas guru who . . . most evenings, some weekends, and a few holidays every year when she's not playing softball or traveling on secret missions . . . is also my daughter Susan.  She said, "Your fans want to know more about you.  Something personal.  They want to know you better.  Your book review columns are great, but your readers want more.  They want insights into your personality.  You need to write a weekly blog of 350 to 500 words.  They can be about anything . . . except religion . . . you should stay away from that." "What about politics," I said. "Sure,"
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