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Entries Tagged as 'Politics'

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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When Confused, People Tend To Do As They Are Told

November 7th, 2012 · Tags: Politics

    Wow.  On the one hand the presidential election turned out how I expected.  I mean the social media luminaries, Hollywood and what’s left of the traditional media were all lined up to shine Barack Obama’s shoes (you can insert your own analogy there …)  And face it … most people in this new […]

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Longing For Purpose Beyond Wi-Fi, PingWi-Fi Lets Hair Down

August 21st, 2011 · Tags: Arts · Politics · Satire · Wi-Fi

The PingWi-Fi entourage just touched down in Ontario, Calif., but before we start another West Coast Wi-Fi tour, there is some unfinished business … family business … “old home week” from a recent pilgrimage to the Texas Panhandle. Each year I return to Vega, Texas for the Oldham County Roundup — world’s best barbecue, street […]

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