Category: World View

Musings, Ramblings and Occasional Blathering OF my World View and FOR the World to View

Aug 28

50 Years Later – The Dream Lives On

Doctor Martin Luther King Jr

The man had tremendous courage and he forfeited his life for his ideals. His lesson of non-violence and humanity for our fellow humans is a lesson that still needs taught, still needs to be full realized but today. Today, on the 50th anniversary of his famous 17 minute speech, “I Have A Dream”, we celebrate the …

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Aug 01

July 2013 – Quote of the Month

One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls. ― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

Jul 10

Lusus Naturae Menus

Scary insane pig wants eaten to end its misery (iPhone Photo by Your Host)

We stopped at Pittsburgh’s Rocky’s Route 8 on June 6th after work, interested to try someplace new to eat. The food wasn’t great but we managed to get some funny pictures at least. This Little Piggy Wants to Eat Your Soul We had to wait more than an hour for mediocre wings and a hamburger, …

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Jul 06

What’s Old is New Again

With a little elbow grease, I’ve dusted off the first of my legacy website posts and present them framed within the latest iteration of GlenGreen.com. These old posts were languishing in purgatory but now I’ve setup permanent redirects and moved the first year – 2001 to the 2012 redesigned site. 2001 represented some of my …

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Jul 01

June 2013 – Quote of the Month

If ever there was a slamming of the door in the face of constructive investigation, it is the word miracle. To a medieval peasant, a radio would have seemed like a miracle. ― Richard Dawkins

Jun 28

I Expect More from a Dinosaur

Jurassic Park Builder game screen shot

It’s free and it has Dinosaurs, other than that, Jurassic Park Builder for the iPad has no redeeming values as a game and yet, sadly, I keep ‘playing’ it. I put, ‘playing’ in scare quotes because there is virtually nothing in the game that requires any skill with the possible exception of the ‘The Code …

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May 22

Twelve Years

‘2001’ still sounds like the future to me. Hell, I grew up watching Space 1999 and could hardly fathom that far flung future when we’d have cool spaceships like the Eagle Transporter. But now, 2001 seems but a mere moment ago and yet, twelve years ago today I launched the first crude instance of Glen …

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May 16

Smooth Criminal Timberlands

Hiking boot Gorilla Glued to the garage floor (iPhone photo by Glen Green)

One of the boots of a pair of treasured Timberland hikers had the out-sole come loose, so I took some Gorilla Glue and pored it between the rubber and the front of the shoe. I then balanced the boot on the front tip so that the weight would keep the gap pressed closed while it …

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Apr 30

This Might Blow Your Mind

"Party Roulette" - Russian Roulette for the whole family!

Hey mom and dad, gather the kids around – now the whole family can play an exciting game of chance and mock-suicide with ‘Party Roulette‘! If you look closely at the photo, there is one guy who looks shocked while two women on either side of him are laughing. But my favorite is the blood …

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Mar 29

Electric Libraries and Thigh-high Mud

Some days the internet is a wonder, where I feel my mind pulled at light speed through a nearly infinite maze of electric libraries and forums – each more interesting than the last. Other days, it’s a slog through thigh-high mud just to answer the door for a spammer or inane Facebook post. My evening …

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Mar 01

February 2013 – Quote of the Month

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. ―Socrates

Feb 27

Irony: Made in the USA

T-shirt tag: Made in Nicaragua (Photo by Glen Green)

Sorting through my photo library, I came across this little gem which I shot in a grocery store in Florida in 2008. I’ll let it speak for itself.  

Feb 01

January 2013 – Quote of the Month

The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour …

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Jan 31

The Vanilla Shake Disaster

vanilla-milkshake

Sensing a presence standing above me I look up to the iHop waitress standing there. She looks disconsolate. “I don’t want to upset you sir…” <pauses, apparently to let me prepare myself> but I can’t make you that vanilla milkshake… The news of this tragedy was delivered with all sincerity and it actually made me …

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Jan 05

December 2012 – Quote of the Month

This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down. ― J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Dec 28

The Lost Sin City

Penn and Teller ticket featuring Mike Jones Duo, Rio Resort, Las Vegas Nevada

Away for the Holiday We went to Vegas over Thanksgiving for six days. The holiday hasn’t felt very homey for a very long time and we wanted to take good advantage of a few days off, so we found a good deal with Southwest and headed to the desert lights, – after all, nothing says, …

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Dec 05

November 2012 – Quote of the Month

Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.  ― Isaac Asimov

Nov 27

Paris for a while

October found me back in Paris. – A city that has always been a delight to me. I’m home now, but the romance of the city lingers in my mind. I guess it goes to show that you just never know where life will take you. You search for answers. You wonder what it all …

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Nov 04

October 2012 – Quote of the Month

Paris is always a good idea. – Audrey Hepburn

Oct 29

The most powerful instrument

Vote

I’m happily voting for Barack Obama on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Somebody who is close to me, – who votes conservative and who I dearly respect asked me the old Reagan question, “Are you better off than you were four years ago.”  The answer is, “Yes!” If the answer surprises you, let me draw an analogy. …

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