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Refiner
Over the road in continental US
A Deviant of Many Talents
Interests: Computer Technology, Genealogy, Zooology, Astronomy, Botany, Geography, Cartography, Vexillilogy, Heraldry, Scale Model Larimy
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While I was still living in Austin, Texas, I did have the opportunity to attend the local kite festival. Thousands of people crowded Zilker Park for the 84th annual Kite Festival in 2021. Although I'd started working as a security guard, I was off from 6:30 am Sunday until 12:30... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at Kiteblogger
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Kiteflying in Austin Revisited Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at Kiteblogger
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Kiteflying in Austin Revisited Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at Kiteblogger
Posted May 11, 2014 at Kiteblogger
It's been a long time since I visited this site. Mostly the reasons stem from time and internet accessibilty. I've spent the past 18 months driving over the road (OTR) which means my free time is limited to hometime and occasional downtimes due to shop or DOT requirements. All to... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at Kiteblogger
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Nov 21, 2011
I have yet to find a good location in my meanderings with ideal winds and ample space ideal for kiteflying. Although it might help if I had the money to explore the area better and some of my kites from storage, it doesn't preclude me from looking around whenever I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2011 at Kiteblogger
I am interested in so many things that it would be hard to contain all in one place. I have created a number of websites and accumulated other resources over the years. I am the first to admit that blogging is not my forté but I do use it as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2011 at Kiteblogger
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Sep 5, 2011
If only it were a comfortable plateau. I find that it is not at all comfortable. While I am fascinated with the technologies that have developed over my lifetime and the speed at which they are developing now, they are always just beyond my ability to hold them in my hand and play with them myself. I do find The Economist cover art selection very spot on at least for me since one of my recent "lives" started at that point in my life. All past "lives" at that point became a piece of my history. It marked the end of my struggle to continue my education after starting accredited college courses when I was 32. The next step is to make good use of this phase of my life to avoid repeating the pot holes of the last phase.
I'm still not much of a blogger myself as I have not had a regular schedule to set posts by. Twitter lost me a long time ago for security reasons. I look forward to checking out your blogs.
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2011 on Kiteblogging? at Kiteblogger
Today I found another blog site. I felt that I had enough blogs already, and considering that I'm not much of a blogger I probably have more than the law allows. It's crazy to me how some people can constantly blog about something. Over time, I think I've found out why. Humans are social creatures; we need to communicate with each other. When we don't have the normal outlets to communicate our thoughts, we turn to new places. The more technology we have, the more isolated we have become from one another. Watch the kids walking down the street listening to their iPods. Drivers have that cell phone glued to their ear instead of paying attention to the road. They are tuned out to the world and tuned into music or that conversation that is so much more important. I admit that I have had to drive with the cell to my ear before, but honestly I prefer not to. For one it is unsafe, and for another it is illegal in many states. I prefer the hands-free technology if I need to have a conversation while driving and will use it whenever it is available to me. From personal experience, the internet was my communication tool. I had my games for gaming friends, my forums for special interests, and my websites. Gradually, I began participating in a few social networks to maintain connections with the huge network I had acquired. Then I was asked to maintain a blog. My first blog has been closed for a long time, however I started another to take its place where I didn't have a set timeline to make posts. After a few invitations to other blog sites and barely setting up a blog and initial posts, I was asked to create a blog as a work training assignment. Then I had two active blogs. I do not know yet what I will plan to do with this blog. It may just be a place to hang out and read the blogs of my friends or I may just turn it into a kiting adventure blog just for the fun of it. Oh wait, I need to obtain a kite here or retrieve my many kites from storage first. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2011 at Kiteblogger
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Aug 24, 2011
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