Ted’s essays

ice dancing

Occasionally the winter snowfalls conspire to make walking around our yard treacherous. My wife responds by putting ice cleats on a pair of snow boots and switching to them to walk on ice and from them to climb into her van, enter her destination or go back into the house. I walk very carefully. For the most part, her plan is a lot smarter than mine. Old brittle bones break easier than what we grew up with and heal a lot slower. Being a gambling man is not very clever. On the other hand, I am also a solution man. Here is the harrowing solution. On a sunny afternoon with temperatures well above freezing, I connected a “blanket harrow” […]

Take Action: encourage your sheriff to be like this one

Ohio sheriff relays AND responds to warning given to National Sheriff’s Association This sheriff may not be perfect, but he certainly is blazing a good trail worth following for the 3,081 sheriffs in the USofA. All of them were invited to an official FBI briefing in Washington DC. The Butler County, Ohio sheriff was not only impressed with the gravity of the situation, He is taking action. That action is to recruit and involve good citizens of Butler County in building a team that may have a chance of survival against the immediate threats every county in the USofA is currently facing. According to FBI information – as well as what any of us paying attention already knew, the […]

The American’s Creed

I found the following in The National Pulse archive. I want to insure against it disappearing altogether, therefore add it to my own archives. I find it pertinent on several counts, chief among them being that it is what we would today consider to summarize “conservative values”, yet is attributed to what in 1952 was penned by “a liberal commentator”. How far we have fallen.   “An American’s Creed” – 163 Words to Remind Us What it Means to be A Unkept Citizen. In the 1950s, a liberal commentator who had a number of aborted runs for public office wrote some of the most important words in modern American political discourse. Words that should have an impact as we evaluate […]

I am back

Every time I dive into the infrastructure of my websites, I find myself fighting a tar baby… That is: technology I do not use often enough to know and/or remember how to use it competently. I have now come out the other side of the morass – having successfully trimmed my World Wide Web holdings to BitterrootBugle.com and TedDunlap.net. During the heat of the battle, none of my websites were available for a day or two. I apologize if you missed us. Thank you for looking. They are back… that is, those two are back. I am back.