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Entries Tagged as 'Politics'

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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Happy Memorial Day! Thanks To All & The Few!

May 29th, 2011 · Tags: Politics

So few, give up so much, for so many.  Here’s to the heroes who fought to build and continue to fight to secure this country … this great, free way of life!  Have a great Memorial Day Weekend.  And here is to my nephew, who recently became a United States Marine!  Semper Fi!

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PingWi-Fi Corners “Mr. Bojangles” At Dallas Film Festival

April 6th, 2011 · Tags: Arts · Cities · Politics

Among the luminaries on the Red Carpet last night at the Dallas International Film Festival was the original “Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother” Jerry Jeff Walker. (Did you know he wrote “Mr. Bo Jangles” too, although arguably most associate the song with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band … HA! Or even Sammy Davis Jr.)

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Ever Politically Incorrect, PingWi-Fi Blogs About N(othing)

January 8th, 2011 · Tags: Arts · Politics · Satire

Two of my readers tell me they prefer the “Blogs About Nothing” on this Website. Well … lately I haven’t “had nothing” on my mind. I search newspapers and Websites for meaningless topics — looking for nothingness. Most of the stuff nearly qualifies. Then the other day, I got lucky. I tuned in to a […]

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Blogging About Nothing When Train Of Thought Broken

February 24th, 2010 · Tags: Politics

Perhaps the most quoted bit of wisdom is the adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” (Yes there are more grammatically correct versions, but I just don’t think they have as much impact …) You hear this in corporate offices, sitcoms, newsrooms, etc. I think I learned the phrase from my football coach. Back […]

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