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The Lexicans · 19h ago

Home is the Sailor

By lex, on June 25th, 2006 Home from the sea, and the hunter is home from the hills: The Phuket thing fell through, alas. His government sponsored passport didn’t come through in time. A dis...
The Lexicans · 2d ago

On patriotism

By lex, on June 19th, 2006 Something ASM826 wrote in comments the other day, and inspired by the latest bit of insipidity set loose upon an amazed and often embarrassed world set me to think...
The Lexicans · 3d ago

Homework, part II

By lex, on June 7th, 2006 Long, repetitive and boring, but the work’s done and maybe one reader may enjoy it. Or not. Now give me my “A.” – Abstract: Over the course of the first decade of i...
The Lexicans · 4d ago

Midway

By lex, on June 4th, 2006 The Brits have a small island and a thousand year navy. They’ve got Camperdown and the Nile and Trafalgar and Jutland. Us? We’ve got Midway. Sixty-four years ago to...
The Lexicans · 5d ago

Tagged

By lex, on April 9th, 2006 Usually I dread this sort of thing, even when I don’t resent it. Which is pretty much the rest of the time. Still, the creative well has run dry for the nonce, and...
The Lexicans · 6d ago

About that retirement ceremony

By lex, on March 16th, 2006 Got some pics back. To go with the speech, I guess. A lovely day aboard ex-USS Midway. My goram sword came out of the spindle just as I took the podium and starte...
The Lexicans · 1w ago

T.I.N.S.

By lex, on March 12th, 2006 I’m feeling vaguely dyspeptic and out of sorts in this blogging thing, for all that I had a wonderful bike ride this afternoon up the coast. Carmel Valley to Del ...
The Lexicans · 1W ago

Airplanes and women

  By lex, on February 15th, 2006 The indispensable B2 sends this along: Sixteen reasons why airplanes are easier to live with than women: 1) Airplanes usually kill you quickly – a woman take...
The Lexicans · 1W ago

The Bridges of Toko-ri

By lex, on December 5th, 2005 I don’t know if you ever saw the movie, but one of its closing lines still holds a place in naval aviation culture: “Where do we get such men?” Of course, it’s ...
The Lexicans · 1W ago

Virginia

By lex, on October 18th, 2005 Don’t much like traveling, truth to tell. Strange in a pilot, I know, but it perhaps explains how I resisted the siren call of easy work and high wages that cam...