Author Archives: DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)

Mid-60s retired USAF LtColonel ’69-’92 (Satellite engineering, test, launch, & operations. Strategic planning.)
Living in south-central North Carolina.
Shootin’, golfin’, motortcyclin’, workin’ on my ’74 TR6, a little gunsmithing, firearms instructing, and entertaining myself posting at SondraKistan.
Erstwhile single-handed live-aboard sailor/instructor/USCGMaster-50Tons, mounted foxhunter, world traveler, backpacker, book collector, photographer, USCCA corner worker, scuba diver, skier, bicycle tourist, and rescuer of maidens fair. Wise ass.
(What? Oh, yeah.)
…and pal to my invisible friend, here.

bitter pills

~ story ~

Memorial Day Weekend

stuff that’s hard to do (cont’d)

Friday afternoon The right side of the screen is the stage-2 engine chuggin’ away into parking orbit. Touch-down dropouts are due to shaking the satellite video link antenna or the fake special-effects splicing. ~ vid ~ “FTS safed” (on voice) is the Flight Termination System. You know, the command/self-destruct package. (What? Hey, I’ll let you [...]


Just in time for Memorial Day Shame! Shame! Shame! I hope that the crew of Air Force One ignore him and that the AF officer and NCO who meet him at Andrews turn their backs on him at the bottom of the stairs. Do it for those airmen who gave their lives and braved the [...]


________ My apologies to the Marine in the photo if she objects, but I’d like to think she’s my kind’a woman. Previously on KisP


Live by the logo, die by the logo (caution: spew alert) UPDATE: Evidently, this didn’t actually come from Her> campaign, but I stand by my joke.

Here we go again

Democrat National Convention, Chicago 1968* Marching orders Bernie Sanders predicted Monday that the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia could be “messy” as he pushed the party to adopt his progressive** agenda, but added: “Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle.” The Democratic presidential candidate said in an interview with The Associated Press that [...]

VA doesn’t even qualify as a mickey-mouse operation

He lobs one over the net… The Secretary of Veterans Affairs told reporters on Monday that “wait lines” for treatment at the VA should not be used as a metric to measure the performance of the problem-plagued organization. Secretary Robert McDonald compared wait times at the VA, which have led to veteran fatalities, to the [...]

Monday-morning quarterbacking

Just wanted to get historical credit for that sigil idea. No comments, so we don’t spoil things for Missy. Game of Molds ~ vid ~

your afternoon schadenfreude (cont’d)

Whaaat… did you just call me? Was it: A) A flub while speaking on autopilot, high, or thinking about golf? B) A typo in the script? C) An escalation of the gender-bending war by confirming a rumor? D) An admission that there’s a man in his life? (What? *heh* Nah, not ser’sly. Reckon I jes [...]