Happy 2017!

Happy 2017! It really has become the annual placeholder post. 🙂 There’s not much time for old-fashioned blogging these days, but please do catch up with my links in various places (the sidebar here, the sidebar at blogHOUSTON, my facebook links page) or look me up on twitter. Best wishes to all for a happy […]

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Happy 2016

Well well, one blog post for 2015 (the annual placeholder)? I guess that’s just more confirmation that (indie) blogging is largely dead. Real life and work life continue to be busy (and good, for the most part), and blogging just isn’t the creative outlet that it once was for me. I can’t imagine taking the […]

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Happy 2015

Since the blog is (nominally) still open, it’s time for that annual post in which I wish those who still occasionally drop by a Happy and Prosperous New Year. 2014 was mostly a good year. There were new challenges and evolving (but welcome) responsibilities at work, and that created some stress at times, but it […]

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Scott Chaffin, RIP

News came today that my friend Scott Chaffin had passed, another victim of that damn lung cancer. Like a bunch of people, I first ran across Scott via his awesome blog, The Fat Guy. We became real-life friends in not much time at all. Scott was one of those guys who managed to cheer up […]

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Happy 2014

It’s time for the annual post in which I wish the diehards who stop by here on occasion a Happy and Prosperous New Year! 2013 was one we were happy enough to put behind us. We had a good year of family, friends, travel, and the like, but Callie’s family also lost three dogs (within […]

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William R. Van Cleave, RIP

Word reached me this weekend that Bill Van Cleave, one of my grad school mentors and one of the top conservative defense policy intellectuals over the past few decades, had passed. Here’s an excerpt from a fitting tribute to Dr. Van Cleave by longtime associate Frank Gaffney: There’s a certain historic symmetry that we mark […]

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Happy 2013

Here’s wishing the diehards who occasionally stop by here a Happy and Prosperous 2013. As noted in the last post(s), real life sort of took precedence over internet life in 2012, especially when it comes to blogging. Obviously, it’s been pretty quiet here, but we have also taken a needed break from blogHOUSTON (which should […]

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Well…

Really, I wasn’t kidding in the last post about the likelihood of 2012 posting being limited, huh? Most anyone who follows this blog is surely following me on facebook or twitter, right? And doesn’t that mean this media form known as personal blogging is surely as deprecated as HTML 4.0? And I’m not going to […]

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