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Entries Tagged as 'Politics'

Bad Things Happen To Good Pings

May 6th, 2018 · Tags: Politics

A friend of mine responded with kind words to a post about The PingWi-Fi motorcycle crash, as seen on Facebook.  My friend’s family had experienced the horrific loss of their precious daughter at the hands of a drunk driver …years ago.  But I am sure it doesn’t hurt any less today … I want to […]

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PingWi-Fi Does Aerial Acrobatics & The SongBird Has Flown

April 19th, 2018 · Tags: Cities · Politics · Satire · Uncategorized · Wi-Fi

  Even my friends who hate motorcycles (and blogs about motorcycles) have probably heard or seen the slogan:  “Loud Pipes Save Lives.” Apparently I needed some louder pipes the other day. A young lady in her SUV caught up with me after following me at a distance for a quarter of a mile — headed […]

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Common Sense — Do The Right Thing To Win. #EOS

January 12th, 2018 · Tags: Politics · Satire · Sports

Imagine, if you will, a closed-door meeting in an NFL team executive office.  The owner is there, presiding.  The coach is there, along with the vice president, the general manager, the head of player personnel, the head of operations and several of the top player development/scouting professionals. The team has an astronomical budget — both […]

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A Little Rain, A Little Ride Washes Away The Hate

September 15th, 2017 · Tags: Arts · Cities · Politics

  Currently, The Dirty Gig has stationed me in Houston, in the wake of one catastrophic storm as a second just had its way with Florida after ravaging all the vacation islands. We’ve all read so many tragic stories of individuals and even entire families being overtaken when their vehicles failed to negotiate flood waters.  […]

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Ping For A Day … Hanging In Queens

May 22nd, 2017 · Tags: Cities · Hotels · Politics

  Interesting. Tragic. Arriving in New York the day that a maniac crashed his car through a crowd of innocent people in Times Square.  OH to have been a Texan with a legal gun near that car to have taken the guy out before he killed an innocent girl on vacation in this great city.  Through terrible […]

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The Fence, Precursor To The Wall … From Ground Zero

May 4th, 2017 · Tags: Politics

When you get on a plane, you are instructed that in the event of a mid-air incident you should place the oxygen mask over the face of children and infants first, and then take care of yourself, right? Well, wrong of course!  You must help yourself to help others. I thought that was an original […]

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Presidential Pings: Who Put The W In Wi-Fi?

July 11th, 2013 · Tags: Arts · Cities · Politics · Wi-Fi

  In many cases, when we ping on-location, Wi-Fi is the whole story.  There are exceptions, such as The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.  At the BHOF we tested the hotspot quickly and then enthusiastically slid into the history and memorabilia, admittedly looking for one item specifically.   Ping The Hall of Fame

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You Have A Right To Be Big In Europe – The Glass Is Half Full

July 10th, 2013 · Tags: Politics

I was blogging at Starbucks when a young woman pushing a baby stroller bumped into the back of my chair.  Quickly I moved to make more room for her to pass when she politely said there was plenty of room for her to manage.   Beneath all my long hair, with my smiley obscured by […]

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Dome Comes Down! Ping Pontificates On King – Book Review

June 23rd, 2013 · Tags: Arts · Politics · Wi-Fi

During my first brush with entertainment writing in college, there was a joke that I was a “not-in-good-standing” member of the book of the month club. As entertainment editor, all of the major and some minor publishing houses sent me dozens and dozens and dozens of books to review for the college newspaper. Ha … […]

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Should Have Pinged Lake Texoma Sooner, Rather Than Later

June 17th, 2013 · Tags: Cities · Politics · Wi-Fi

The side job — “The Dirty Gig” — that keeps me traveling the country sometimes also landlocks me right here in Fort Worth, such as now.  So, the other day I started looking around for a weekend adventure … a short roadtrip … and some Wi-Fi exploration close to home. Otherwise, I might never have […]

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