Motorcycle Riding

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I’ve taken up motorcycling, mainly off-road, as a new hobby. It is pretty fun, and certainly a good workout.  Just got the bike yesterday, and rode a longer trip today.  My trip reports can be found here:      

St. George Temple in moody weather


The sun was trying to come out, but clouds were foiling it. But it looked interesting. My brother and I were at my Main Street office and decided to pop over to the St. George Temple and see how the photographs looked.  I’m all B/W in November, but post the color version because it might be more interesting. My philosophy …

Photo Walk: Grafton, UT & Springdale, UT

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I used an iPhone 6+ to generate all these pictures. Apps used: – Lenka – b/w with manual mode options – iOS 8+ panorama mode and also iOS 8 image manipulation / editing – Snapseed – soup to nuts image manipulation. I use it to get the b/w tones as I like – Facetune  – I touch faces up with …

Pic of the Day


I use dinner to catch up on my reading. I enjoy eating with friends, but I always have an iPad available and a lot of times I look forward to the solo time.

A giant post office

“The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government …

What exactly do military people sign up to do?

You see a lot of “thanks for your service” and “we should be thankful all the time” this time of year. They died so “we could be free” also comes up a lot. That’s admirable and worthy sentiment. But what actually do soldiers sign up to do? An oath defines this.  I can tell you it doesn’t always explicitly have …


I’m taking a long break from blogging. I expect I’ll get the bug again, sometime, but not for a while. Thanks, Ken N.


Recently Joe Biden, Vice Foot-in-Mouth-in-Chief, said that the raid to kill Osama Bin Laden was “most audacious plan in 500 years”. I’ll agree it was daring by the Seals, and their DevGroup co-horts. The main risk, alas, being the problem of a conducting an unapproved operation on a purported allies’ interior. My brother and I had an easy time picking …

Imagery Pushback

  This new, unsubtle, painting from Patrick McNaughton is the latest in his patriotic paintings. Another recent, far more subtle, efffort showed Obama stepping on the Constitution as some Presidents cringed (Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Lincoln) and others applauded (Clinton, Carter, Roosevelt).   Bush looks away. He does a nice job of summing up a President’s impact on our freedom with their …

George Washington Test


Although I’m sure the foggy lense of history obscures big faults, it is generally agreed that George Washington could have been President for pretty much as long as he liked. Instead he desired to leave after one term, and was cajoled into serving two.  And while I find myself far more to the Jeffersonian wing of democracy,  to me,  Washington …

State Delegate: SG35

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Tonight Paula, the kids and I went to the SG35 GOP Precinct Caucus.  Although we always vote, this was our first caucus. The meeting had record attendance, with over 80 people for our neighborhood.  Across the gym from us was another 60 people in SG01, making the acoustics tough. I went with the idea of possibly running for a delegate, …