Category Archives: Off Topic

Top 20 War Movies

By | November 21, 2015

[November 21, 2015]  Occasionally it’s good to take a break from the challenge of the study of leadership.  Today I’m providing my personal list of favorite war movies … those that made an impression on me when I saw them.  Yes, they’re English movies so the list doesn’t include some great, non-English movies. For some reason these movies… Read More »

A Dog-Spider Prank

By | September 6, 2014

[September 06, 2014] I don’t normally post about pranks but this one by a Polish man was just too good to pass up. A pooch was dressed up in a fur costume to resemble a large spider. Scenes were staged and when people opened doors, elevators, etc., the pooch would run to them. The immediate human reaction to… Read More »

Off-Topic: Computer is in the Shop

By | June 23, 2014

[June 23, 2014]  My computer is having the real hard-core techies giving it the “full Monty”.  They call it a diagnostic test.  Something was wrong with Windows 8.0 installation.  So, as I type on my wife’s machine, my computer is in the shop.  This will slow down my posting a bit.  Tomorrow I might be a little late… Read More »

Off Topic: ISEE-3 Spacecraft Contacted

By | May 31, 2014

[May 31, 2014] Launched in 1978, the International Sun-Earth-Explorer (ISEE) spacecraft was long thought dead in space. However, a group of like-minded amateur “astro-engineers” took control of it recently, according to the Space College Foundation, Inc.1 Is that cool or what? This non-profit organization strives to provide “access to educational resources, career opportunities, and hands-on involvement in space… Read More »

Off Topic: American Pickers

By | May 12, 2014

[May 12, 2014] While I do not watch much television, especially reality shows, I do watch occasionally one called the American Pickers. The show is about buyers (“pickers”) who travel the country picking old items for sale in their store, for clients, or in some cases for the personal collections. When my wife and I began watching the… Read More »

Off Topic: Forgetting my Laptop

[May 05, 2014] No posts yesterday or this morning. That is what happens when I forget my laptop while before traveling across the country. My apologies for doing what my friends call a “brain dump.” While traveling without connectivity, the available time did provide me with a chance to eat in an airport restaurant – something I have… Read More »

A Food Fight about Cheese

By | April 30, 2014

[April 30, 2014] It’s hard to believe I overlooked this tidbit about the on-going food figh” [pun intended] on the naming of cheese. The “European Union wants the United States to outright ban certain cheese names …”1,2 My Italian wife missed it too. Here’s the issue in a nutshell – the EU claims that certain foods have geographic… Read More »