Author: chiefpiker

  • This is a test

    This is only a test. It is a test of how well the Ulysses iPad App does when used to publish to a WordPress Blog. This post may be deleted when testing is complete. Or maybe it won’t. One never knows.

  • Too Many Sources, Too Few Truths

    The problem with current thinking (one of them) is that veracity can be defined by the existence and confirmation of sources, rather than the credibility of sources. I’m not sure where I stumbled on the above, but it makes a ton of sense. Many of the recent books about the Trump Presidency are well researched […]

  • Baseball Resolutions for 2021

    Last year was a pretty unfocused year for my baseball fan activities. I did pay attention to the White Sox, got enthused by the pitching of Yu Darvish of the Cubs, and sort of followed the World Series. But I didn’t watch a lot of games, and those I did watch didn’t hold my interest […]

  • The Suspense is Killing Me

    And our President has been impeached. Or at least the House of Representatives has voted to approve Articles of Impeachment. There is some question about the status of this situation when the Articles have not been forwarded to the Senate, but let’s not fool ourselves. The Donald has been impeached. Now we get to wait […]

  • Big Boy is a BIG BOY!

    The Union Pacific Railroad’s giant steam engine, nicknamed ‘Big Boy’ passed through our area last week. The crowds that came out to see the engine were massive. The photo below shows people in Elburn, IL. waiting for the train. There are a ton of photos and videos on the internet, so I won’t post any […]