Aug 04

There’s A New Police Chief In Town!

bildeUnorganized Thoughts would like to welcome the new Police Chief of the City of Cincinnati, James T. Graig. This starts a new era of policing in Cincinnati as this is the first Chief ever who has been appointed from outside the ranks. Traditionally, all Police Chiefs in the City came up through the ranks. Originally, I jumped on the bandwagon and thought we don’t need no outsiders telling us how to police our city. Then I started to think it through.

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Jul 09

Where Are We Going and Where Have We Been?

earth-futurist_00359761As you may have noticed from some of my earlier posts, I am a technology geek. I purchased my first computer (a TI-99/4A) in 1983, and I have been hooked ever since. Out of the box it came with 16 kb of memory. I spent a bunch upgrading the memory by adding a 32kb memory expansion card, taking the device to an unprecedented 48kb of RAM. But what brought me to that point? I think before we can investigate where we are going, we need to look at where we have been, and how far we have come. That is the point of today’s blog. I am going to discuss a few technologies that we all take for granted and provide some background that you may, or may not be aware of.

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Jun 27

Why Do We Call Them Phones?

cell phoneUntil very recently I have carried a Blackberry for a number of years. I thought it was quite useful to be able to get email, check my calendar, surf the web, IM, and oh yeah, even make phone calls from anywhere. The newspaper was no longer even necessary in the bathroom. (Hint to some: Do not think you are having a private conversation when sitting in a stall at a public restroom!). However, the Blackberry, as cool as it was, had limitations. The screen was too small, the keys were not designed for fat fingers, and dogs found them irresistible. Now all that has changed!

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Jun 11

There Is a Bug In The Butter!

butterThe title of this blog has absolutely nothing to do with the article itself. I heard somewhere one should have a headline that will get the attention of the reader. So that was my intent. It probably also said somewhere the headline should be germane to the article, but you can’t have everything. Also it is difficult to headline an article that I have no idea what I am going to write about. I have no topic so I guess I shall just ramble.

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Jun 01

How Memorial Was Memorial Day?

memorial_dayThe grills have all cooled down, the hangovers are no longer hanging over, and most of us are back to work. However, since Memorial Day I have been wondering to what degree American’s have given of themselves in order to be memorialize annually by too much alcohol and burnt burgers. And having The grills have all cooled down, the hangovers are no longer hanging over, and most of us are back to work. However, since Memorial Day I have been wondering to what degree American’s have given of themselves in order to be memorialize annually by too much alcohol and burnt burgers. And having thus challenged myself, here are the results.

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May 20

I Have A Junk Drawer In My Head

junkdrawerbeforeThis time of year a little ditty always pops into my head, “Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wonder where the birdy is” and invariably that will make me remember “Birdy Birdy in the sky, why did you do that in my eye? I’m no baby, I won’t cry, I’m sure glad that cows can’t fly.” This makes me wonder, why is all this in my head? Why do I remember childhood rhymes with total recall even after all these years.

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Apr 29

On Political Correctness

NO PCI am down right sick and tired of “Politically Correct”. I have had it. I don’t wish to offend anyone, and I don’t want to be rude. But I refuse to change my day-to-day terminology just so I can be careful not to offend somebody I probably don’t know and probably wouldn’t like if I did know them. Piss on political correctness. Say it like it is. For example, I am overweight. I know I am overweight.  So don’t dance around the issue and think of non-offensive ways to tell me I am fat. Just tell me I am fat. Maybe if I hear it enough, I will do something about it. I am fat, not weight challenged.

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Apr 13

My Dog Ate My Blackberry

20140930_130148_AndroidLast night as I prepared to go to bed, I was unable to locate my Blackberry. It sits on my nightstand every night because it doubles as my alarm clock, and it puts me to sleep because I like to listen to thunderstorms on my headphone as I drift off. I am a thunderstorm junkie, I bet you didn’t know that. I searched high and low for the device and as panic mounted I became more certain that Darby, the Golden Retriever, was guilty of taking my Blackberry. Gulp!

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Feb 20

Forgive and Forget?

 

toliveistoforgiveSeveral weeks ago the Homily at Church was about forgiveness. Since then, I have been ruminating on this concept and the more I think about it, the more confusing I find it. Now, don’t get me wrong. I am all about forgiveness. I believe the longer one holds on to the hate and resentment the more they damage themselves. Eventually it will burn a hole all the way through to your soul and it could become almost impossible to repair. But, that is not what confuses me. That part I understand.

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Feb 15

My Birthday Blog

80750359v6_400x400_front_color-lightpink“Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me” he sang to himself in his best Mortimer Snerd immitation. He of course is me, and I was singing in that fashioin as I stood before the mirror this morning while shaving. Then I begin to think exactgly what this day means, so I changed the words to “Birthday to me, Birthday to me”. Afterall, today I officially changed my status from middle age to old age. Today I turned 65.

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