Monday, June 17, 2013
This post will contain controversial proposals to difficult social issues. It will certainly offend some readers and a jump break has been placed at this point to assist readers with avoiding contact with perspectives that they may not wish to read.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
Sooner or later, every blogger will experience a post that widely surprises expectations in terms of popularity. So it is with my first posting of Yachting with G which has turned into one of my most popular posts. I still do not understand why, but I'll take it.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
A while back, I enthusiastically referenced my adoption of Amazon Associates advertisements within my blog. Indeed, I still like the idea of selecting what will be advertised within the space of my blog. Contextual advertising such as Google's Adsense is quick and easy to implement, but a blog such as MyTurnQuips which has a very eclectic approach to subject matter is definitely a challenge to the logic used to choose the ads and frankly sometimes it just gets it wrong. For example, I was a bit horrified to take a peak at my post regarding Long Term Care insurance in which I clearly expressed that this insurance is not for me only to find an advertisement for Long Term Care insurance... hmm, I've stated that commercial motivation is not my major reason for blogging, but I'd prefer not to look foolish.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Another memorial day and a time to reflect. It's been a bit over two decades since I served a stint in the US Army. It was a mostly uneventful stint as world politics were concerned although at the time, I had thought that far into the future when someone inquired, "were you in a war?" I would respond, "no, far worse, I served in the peace time army." While I have since re-considered this opinion and would not wish to trade my peace time service for the war time service of recent years, my observation remains that a peace time army feeds on its own. Indeed, in my role as legal clerk, there were many who were discharged due to lack of fit with a peace time, parade ready army.