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John Carmichael
Littleton CO
Interests: golf, racquetball, political science, favorite sports: football, and pool interests: us naval aviation history, philosophy and quality beers (helps study philosophy…) tv: history channel, discovery channel, food network, and any sports (although please notice that the football i care about has two “o”s ), photography
Recent Activity
Another day, another abhorrent act. This time a school shooting in South Florida at a fairly well-to-do high school. 17 lost their lives due to a highly disturbed former student. As is our norm, our society’s knee jerk reaction this... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Carmichael's Position
I have long said I refuse to conduct an inventory of my life for fear I will “come up short”. I think that is my nature, I will always somehow come up short. It is not due to seeking adventure... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Carmichael's Position
I am resolved to begin writing again. If you’re expecting life changing prose, that’s up to you. I have no plans to distribute Life Changing ideas here. Might my thoughts influence you? Could be… Again that’s up to you. My... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Carmichael's Position
It’s been awhile. Amazing how many blog posts begin with that very refrain, I’m quite sure I’ve sung this tune a few times. Excuses abound and none of them really relevant. If I wanted to find time to write, I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Carmichael's Position
And a procrastinator… I’ll get back to you on that… Words to internet paper have been rare in these here parts. Some would say for far to long, others… not long enough. So it must be the right time to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Carmichael's Position
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From Ginger… About our lovable Balinese cat “Scrunch”. 4/27/1999-9/15/2014 September 15, 2014-- Today marks the passing of one of my best friends and one of the loves of my life. We were blessed with him for over 15 years. He... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Carmichael's Position
This evening marks the completion of my 46th lap around the sun. God willing, I will awake tomorrow to greet my 47th year. Honestly, I can’t say I’m very enthused. 47 is like the ‘84 Chevy Citation of the birthday... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at Carmichael's Position
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Nope, not an Oscar preview post… I am referring to a photo I took this past Christmas at Casa De Carmichael (Actual) back in Jacksonville. I took a number of images varying in subjects from birds (a Great White Heron... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at Carmichael's Position
A good friend of mine, intelligent and well reasoned, has also had it with today’s media, especially regarding the topic so hot in our national dialog right now, Gun Control. I am posting his well written editorial (of sorts) below... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2012 at Carmichael's Position
Action is afoot in the Legislative Branch of the Federal Government that is dangerous in its nature… Several Democratic lawmakers called for a new push for U.S. gun restrictions on Sunday, including a ban on military-style assault weapons, in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2012 at Carmichael's Position
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Certainly with less money than I departed with… Vegas will do that to you… but with great memories of fun with friends! A few items… The Cosmopolitan Hotel is the BOMB! I am glad Colorado does not have an “In... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at Carmichael's Position
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This post is part 1 of a 2 part article… This initial post will focus on the Airshow in Grand Junction Colorado… Part 2, will focus more on the “Cattle Baron’s BBQ and Tailhook Gathering. The weekend of September 21-23... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2012 at Carmichael's Position
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You’d think I’d lost the keys to Carmichael’s Position with the scarcity of posts… Actually it is simply a function of having been exceptionally busy these past few weeks. September was a blur! NYC- Early in September, I was back... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at Carmichael's Position
Translation… Special Operations Forces are very not thrilled with “The Administration’s” universal lack of respect for Operational Security. “They leak more than the Titanic!” Apparently some Special Ops Guys have had it with leaking Operational Secrets in the name of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2012 at Carmichael's Position
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This line is from the John Denver hit song “Rocky Mountain High” and was reportedly inspired when he and some friends spent the evening in the high Colorado Rocky Mountains (above tree line) staring at the clear night sky, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at Carmichael's Position
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Back from my New York trip last week. This visit had me driving the countryside of New Jersey… That’s right, New Jersey does have a “Countryside!” it’s not all Newark! (Thank Gawd!) Unfortunately all of my drives through said countryside... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2012 at Carmichael's Position
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Duty called and I responded… last week I was in NYC, NJ and the Hudson Valley visiting clients and insuring our company is performing to our clients expectations. We are… of course… we don’t fail in Client Services… at least... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2012 at Carmichael's Position
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Tonight, as the sun set over the Rockies, the moon got in the way. Voila’ an eclipse! But as the moon is at apogee (the farthest away from the earth in it’s elliptical orbit) it is unable to block the... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2012 at Carmichael's Position
Thugs and predators actively seek the path of least resistance in their assault on individuals and our society at large. Nice to see they have allies in the US House of Representatives. “The Treyvon Amendment” seeks to withhold federal funding... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2012 at Carmichael's Position
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Just two highlights of an interesting week in New York. I was in NYC for the past week taking care of my client obligations… Y’know the usual work gig. This week however had a couple of added twists. I already... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2012 at Carmichael's Position
Yesterday I flew from Denver to New York for a scheduled week of presentations and client visits. All was going quite well initially. My Frontier airlines flight departed on time amazingly enough (despite two similarly routed United flights posting a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at Carmichael's Position
People have agendas, knowing what these agendas are help us filter the content and intent of their message, especially when that message is meant to be persuasive. One of the oldest “tricks” in persuasive rhetoric is to obfuscate the intent... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2012 at Carmichael's Position
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Spent my day relaxing on the veranda here at Casa de Carmichael… It was a balmy 80+ degrees here in the Denver area, and I didn’t have a tee time. So I resigned myself to being a lazy bum under... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Carmichael's Position
This whole Trayvon Martin™ thing has me more than a little queasy lately. If viewed from a higher Macrosocioracial point of view, a few observations are taken from this whole disgusting incident. Never let a Racial Crisis go to waste!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2012 at Carmichael's Position
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Looked out across the backyard this evening and a significant cloud deck to the south caught my eye. Only a mere second or two passed when I realized, “Damn! That’s not a cloud! That’s Smoke!” That ain’t good! Especially considering... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2012 at Carmichael's Position