November 10, 2017

November 10, 2017

Posted in Personal tagged , , , at 8:53 pm by gruundehn

Happy Birthday USMC. On this day in 1775 the USMC was formed. I am Air Fore, but my youngest brother is a retired Warrant Officer in the USMC and when I was Commander of my VFW Post, my Adjutant was a former USMC Long-Range Reconnocense in Viet Nam. Plus there are a lot of USMC members in that Post. Tucson has an Air Force Base but there are a lot of Marines here. I am not surprised,

Last Tuesday the Pima County Board of Supervisors held their first meeting for November and refused to make any acknowledgement of Veterans’ Day, even after I made an explicit comment about it. I am not surprised, veterans are not cronies of the County Government. Except for the rare one married to a famous politician. I think I will castigate them for that bigotry at the second meeting for November and see what happens.

Tomorrow would normally be one of the TTRPG campaigns, but the guy who would be running it is sick, so it got cancelled. I guess I will head downtown and watch the Veterans’ Day parade. I do not think my VFW Post will have an entry so I will stand on the side and salute the flags going by.

Someone just “liked” my post of August 29, 2017. I have not checked it out but I suspect a spambot Over two months after posting and someone just now read it? That beggars belief. There are a few people who read, but never comment on, my posts when newly posted, but I doubt anything I wrote months ago would garner interest in anyone today.


April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 10:17 pm by gruundehn

It has been almost 3 months since Donald Trump was sworn in as President and the world is still here and functioning. the sore losers haven’t slowed down in their hate and violence yet, but there is still hope. If Gary Johnson had won, things would be much better now. Or, given that the Congress is such a pain, maybe not. I can dream however.

I spent all morning running around buying various small items that I need, mostly at the Army and Air Force Exchange – I am retired Air Force so I can shop there. Tomorrow I have to do grocery shopping, and get the next chapter of GENERATION UPON GENERATION posted on my other blog site: And Friday I have a morning meeting with the Pima County Election Integrity Commission. Last night I bullied the chair of the Pima County Libertarian Party a bit and he got the letter to reappoint me to the EIC done. Once the Board of Supervisors acts on it, I am good for another two years.

It looks like I can finally start saving for the Libertarian party convention in New Orleans next summer. And I should even be able to save while sill getting TTRPG material for the campaign I want to run. I have decided to not do a SHADOWRUN campaign even though I love the system but instead I am going to use the Harn setting and the GURPS rules.

I joined another veterans group, this one based upon a squadron I was assigned to back in 1971 for several months. It seems just a place to swap war stories but I am getting to the age where nostalgia has attractions.

I am leaving in about an hour or so in order to play a TTRPG with friends. I am increasingly dissatisfied with the game system, it is a version of D&D, and the campaign setting is not to my liking but I am with friends and that is enough for now. I make no secret of my increasing dislike for D&D in any version.