Author Archives: DougM (epsteindidntkillhimself)

72-yo retired USAF LtColonel ’69-’92 (Satellite engineering, test, launch, & operations. Strategic planning.)
Living in south-central North Carolina.
Shootin’ and workin’ on my ’74 TR6, a little gunsmithing, firearms instructing, and entertaining myself posting here 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, right.)
…and pal to my invisible friend, here.

Promise you won’t tell Mom…

…she’ll want in_____ Painting adopted from Ace of Spades, as usual. Note: my criterion for picking-up one of Ace’s paintings is whether I can think of a decent Culture-Medium joke caption withing 15sec of seeing it. That’s why they’re cheap, obvious and/or lame. It’s the Ps equivalent of trap shooting. Yup, easily entertained

Advice for people who don’t want Christmas presents

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You say that like it’s a bad thing

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stuff that’s hard to do (Starlink)

Fourth flight of that first stage Second flight of that fairing Sixty Starlink satellites deployed [cigarette, shower]I’ll post a fairing recovery vid, if one surfaces _____ Background (Rokits-201, how dey dooo dat?)

Veterans Day

Thank you for your gratitude to your veteran friends, neighbors, and that guy over there, while they can still appreciate it

Schiffsky chooses the Dark Side

You read the upper one in a nasal New England patrician voice and the other one in a gruff Georgian peasant voice, didn’t you? _____ Story

Commies gotta commie

_____ Story (San Francisco mural) Story (others) Just found this As I’ve said, because of the cultural vectors involved, my stuff is often original but seldom unique (What? No, if I’d seen that first, I’d’ve credited it)

Impeachery 101

_____ Story Explaining my Calvin & Hobbes thing (yeah, even raised Presbyterian with a libertarian bent)

giant pander

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