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  1. We called it the weight off wheels switch or WOW switch. In addition to the master arm switch, it also kept the radar and electronic countermeasures gear from transmitting as well as chaff and flare dispensers from dispensing until airborne.
  2. As Michael Pollan says of the perfect diet, “Eat food, mostly plants, not too much.” I lost 85 pounds (230 to 145) five years ago and have kept it off easily by severely limiting bread, sugar, white rice, and white potatoes. Everything else I eat in moderation, concentrating on nutrient-dense foods, listening to my body, only eating when I’m hungry, and recognizing that what I feel as hunger may actually be thirst. I eat for my weight and exercise for my health.
  3. https://www.weeklystandard.com/alyssa-hackbarth/trump-and-republicans-stop-cruel-animal-testing
  4. I’ve vacationed twice in that area. It’s one of the most beautiful places on earth.
  5. I bought a 2018 Toyota Highlander in August. The adaptive cruise control took a bit of getting used to, but now I love it!
  6. The fish are bad enough, but the chicken and turkey carcasses, the pig effluent, and the coal ash are going to take years to clean up. I wouldn’t be surprised if that area doesn’t have potable tap water for six months or more.
  7. Thankfully, I’m not in that area. I’m in Raleigh and this is just north of Wilmington.
  8. The flood waters from Florence are starting to recede and the cleanup is beginning. This picture is what the interstate looks like. Firefighters are cleaning the mess with hoses.
  9. I finally figured out what OMFS stands for . . . 🙂
  10. My ride to Saudi Arabia in 1993:
  11. When I lived in the Netherlands, I used to hang around the museums quite a bit. There is the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, but some of the best works were in the Kroller-Muller Museum that sits in the middle of a park (the Hoge Veluwe) far away from the cities and the tourists. One artist that intrigued me is Charley Toorop, a post-war painter. I find her painting of a clown in front of the bombed-out ruins of Rotterdam to be very poignant. The haunted look on his face and the contrast between him and the ruins speaks volumes to me.
  12. My first airline flight - Allegheny.
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