Native Son
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Here we go...Again!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wickett Nov 9. 14 Replies

"Closed on Thanksgiving Day"

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"Shadow Work"

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Native Son replied to Fabricante's discussion StandDesk Setup
"An image of your stand up desk would be most helpful. Various sizes would indicate different placements of monitors, keyboards, printers. Is the stand up desk solely a computer station or is it also a writing/reading desk? I found, over the course…"
2 hours ago
Native Son replied to Mongoose's discussion Methinks "Manly" is a Misnomer?
"Someone will insist on exploring false syllogisms."
2 hours ago
Native Son replied to Zach.Riggs's discussion Reading
"I originally had a Sony Reader.  I liked several aspects of the Reader user interface better than my Kindle Fire.  Unfortunately, the Sony download was a ridiculous PITA. You had to buy the book online, download it onto your PC and then…"
19 hours ago
Native Son replied to Sir's discussion 50 gallon water heater heats 25 gallons
"One of the DIY blogs addressed this a while back.  Most common causes were lower element not working or broken fill pipe (takes incoming cold water to bottom of tank).  "
Tuesday
Native Son replied to Jay D's discussion Fun date ideas for the winter
"There's always dinner and a movie."
Tuesday
Native Son replied to Chris C.'s discussion Need to put my dog down, suggestions to tell my kid
"If the dog is in pain, it's probably best to bite the bullet, tell the girl the truth.  I'd advise taking the dog to the vet.  Make sure everybody gets a chance to say goodbye to the dog.  You might want to bring the girl…"
Tuesday
Native Son replied to Sir's discussion 50 gallon water heater heats 25 gallons
"Gas or electric?  If gas, are the valve & piping to the heater in good shape?  (I had a wall furnace that didn't really work well...until I found out the valve handle was bent about 45 degrees.  Didn't work too well with…"
Tuesday
Native Son replied to Liam Strain's discussion General Announcement Regarding Discussion Groups
"Liam--  One possible solution is community members adopt an automated feature of newspaper comments boards:  Start your post with the name of the member you're replying to."
Dec 3
Native Son replied to Liam Strain's discussion General Announcement Regarding Discussion Groups
"Shane's back.  I don't think anyone is going to have much difficulty finding a debate (or flat our argument) in The Great Debate."
Dec 2
Native Son replied to Vendetta's discussion Vomit Fuel (80 Books No Woman Should Read)
"Nah, it's just an inhabitant of the San Francisco Bay Area's "Progressive" existence bubble writing for fellow inhabitants of the bubble."
Dec 2
Native Son replied to Vendetta's discussion Vomit Fuel (80 Books No Woman Should Read)
"I'm inclined to think we've spent too much time and energy worrying over and (posting about) a review of an on-line piece of fluff magazine post."
Dec 1
Native Son replied to Vendetta's discussion Vomit Fuel (80 Books No Woman Should Read)
"Possibly because I did work involving research for quite a while, I followed the links in the article back a bit. 1.  The OP's cited article is a piece of literary criticism, written by a female "activist"  that was…"
Nov 30
Native Son replied to Vendetta's discussion Vomit Fuel (80 Books No Woman Should Read)
"The Linked item manages to overlook the feminist-flavored, slightly longer list Esquire also put out.  There's a bit of overlap between the lists, but one book I thought was quite interesting, because it's often overlooked.  The…"
Nov 29
Native Son replied to Fredrick Mcoy's discussion Quick growth tips
"Oh boy.   First, What are your height and current weight? Second, Of course you have a "bottomless pit" appetite.  It's part of being teen aged. Third,  Back in the day, I knew exactly one guy who really bulked up with…"
Nov 29
Native Son replied to Fabricante's discussion 2011 Jetta Running Lights
"I've found an automotive complaint board specifically about light problems with Jettas (Googled 2011 Jetta side lamps) full of odd-ball "lights out" electrical problems with VW Jettas. NO solutions, just the complaints. Might be an…"
Nov 25
Native Son replied to Fabricante's discussion 2011 Jetta Running Lights
"The fuse information is usually in the owner's manual.  Is the problem just the front side markers (running lights) or the front and rear ones?  Are the tail lamps working?  And last, but not least, are the bulbs good? "
Nov 24

Native Son's Blog

The Beacon is Lit.

Posted on December 8, 2010 at 1:32am 0 Comments

It's Pearl Harbor Day.

On the evening of December 7, 1941, the aircraft navigation beacon on top of Mt. Diablo, east of San Francisco, CA was not lit for the first time since 1928.

The rotating beacon has a visual range of some 200 miles, well within the flight range of 1941 carrier based bombers, and it was feared that Japanese would use the beacon to bomb the San Francisco area.

The beacon was not relit until December 7, 1964.

It will be lit…

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Culmination Day.

Posted on June 11, 2010 at 12:26am 0 Comments

Almost unbelievable! Our daughter just "culminated" from elementary school today. Good grief, it seems like only a couple of weeks ago she was a "Campbell's Soup Kid" look-alike of a toddler. Now, she's on the verge of becoming a young lady. Absolutely amazing how quickly time flew by.

One minor note. I laughed at the contrast between her Culmination Ceremony, with speeches, awards, certificates and cake and my successful departure from elementary school, which was on the…

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SPAM...and I don't mean Hormel.

Posted on April 14, 2010 at 8:22am 0 Comments

Good Grief! The Blog Posts have been SPAMMED to the "Infernal Region" and back this morning! I sure wouldn't open any Blogposted earlier than this on 04/14/2010!

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At 4:23pm on November 15, 2014, terry sperling said…

Sorry man.

At 10:41pm on June 8, 2013, Herb Munson said…

Welcome NS! Good to have you with us.

At 4:52pm on February 20, 2011, Herb Munson said…
Welcome to The Great Debate! Great to have you with us.
At 12:57pm on December 1, 2010, Adam Burbey said…
My apologies for not responding on my post, I'm unable to reply to any post via my phone. You are correct however, I misspoke when I said a vast majority, I should have said "a vast majority of people in my local area or lacal hangouts"
At 12:11pm on November 26, 2010, thehuhman said…
Welcome to the Family Man group, Native Son!
At 10:24pm on August 26, 2010, William W. How said…
If you dare to cross the Bridge/tunnel, try Cable Car Clothiers 2 blocks from my office. I know they have straight razor implements. Even if they don't have what you're looking for, I imagine they'd be able to tell you where to look.
At 8:58pm on August 19, 2009, Tyler Wainright said…
What group? Manly dads?
At 9:32am on August 19, 2009, Michael J. Austin said…
OUTSTANDING ... be sure to save some for the rest of the day !!!!

ENJOY !!!!!!!
At 7:35am on August 19, 2009, Michael J. Austin said…
Here's hoping that your birthday is that of GREATNESS !!!!!
At 6:31am on August 19, 2009, thehuhman said…
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Hope you have an awesome Birthday, today, Gregory!
 
 
 

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Felix replied to Zach.Riggs's discussion Reading
"I read both traditional paper books but I also enjoy reading on an iPad. I enjoy the feel and smell of traditional books as well as the experience of shopping for them at bookstores and going to libraries. However, I do like the flexibility of…"
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Lumberjoe replied to Mongoose's discussion Methinks "Manly" is a Misnomer?
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Native Son replied to Fabricante's discussion StandDesk Setup
"An image of your stand up desk would be most helpful. Various sizes would indicate different placements of monitors, keyboards, printers. Is the stand up desk solely a computer station or is it also a writing/reading desk? I found, over the course…"
2 hours ago
Native Son replied to Mongoose's discussion Methinks "Manly" is a Misnomer?
"Someone will insist on exploring false syllogisms."
2 hours ago
Sir replied to Mongoose's discussion Methinks "Manly" is a Misnomer?
"A basic mistake. Socrates is a man.Plato is not Socrates.Therefore Socrates is not a man. Students in my class are expected to turn in assignments.Joe is not a student in my class.Therefore Joe is not expected to turn in assignments. Surely we need…"
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Lumberjoe replied to Mongoose's discussion Methinks "Manly" is a Misnomer?
""The definition includes "actions befitting a man." Notably, it does not say "actions not befitting a woman". Overlap is allowed, without upending the definition." As long as we're all on the same page. I just…"
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