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Posted in Awesome, History with tags , , , , on December 8, 2016 by BrainRants

The last of America’s original seven astronauts, the first American to orbit Earth, and decorated war veteran John Glenn has departed on his final launch.  Godspeed, John Glenn.

America needs some new and real heroes 

Grab The Moon

Posted in Awesome, Family, History, WPLongform, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2015 by BrainRants

This post will be a lengthy one because I have a lot to recount here about my day, and word count or attention span for this event isn’t a factor.  Those are irrelevant by comparison. Continue reading

Flash Fiction – 10th Ed.

Posted in Flash Fiction, Writing with tags , , , , , , on April 23, 2015 by BrainRants

I had a spare moment or two to do some flash fiction today.  This is the first time in a while as I’ve been Continue reading


Posted in Awesome, Best, History, Travel with tags , , , , , , on August 26, 2012 by BrainRants

I wanted to sneak in  here and get some bandwidth while I can over here to post a brief memorial for Neil Armstrong.  I saw notice of his death in the news.  This post, by necessity scheduled for later, will be late coming but no less heartfelt.

I for one mourn the loss of this American.  I don’t have to regurgitate his biography; you all can do that yourselves, and honestly you ought to.  I believe that someday, history will continue to mark July 20th, 1969 as a pivotal moment in the history not of the United States, but rather all of humanity.  Mr. Armstrong was the first in what will become a long line of humans to walk on other worlds.

Longtime followers may recall a half-inebriated post or two of mine last year detailing my application – even at my age – to the Army Astronaut Program.  All of the snark aside, I was entirely serious and willing to become an astronaut.  In truth, I have since I was about four years old.  In spite of the obstacles, I still would.

Men such as Neil Armstrong were and are the inspiration to me and many others.  We should remember them well.

How To Deep-Fry A Turkey Rants-Style

Posted in Awesome, Food, Humor with tags , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2011 by BrainRants

I suppose if I gushed about it often enough in glowing terms, eventually the traffic would catch up and folks would just need to know: How in the hell do you deep-fry an entire turkey? Continue reading

Astronaut! … Dammit

Posted in Humor, Random with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2011 by BrainRants

Okay, bitches … uhm sorry.. you all.  I wrote about the day before yesterday about my note to NASA Continue reading


Posted in Awesome, Humor, Random, Travel with tags , , , , on October 6, 2011 by BrainRants

I thought my following would be amused by this email that I sent off today. Names have been changed to protect the hostile motherfuckers Continue reading