Letters to the Power Plant #64 — Typical Dell Week

Power Plant Men

After I left the power plant and went to work for Dell on August 20, 2001, I wrote letters back to my friends at the plant letting them know how things were going.  This is the sixty fourth letter I wrote.  Keep in mind that at the time when I originally penned this letter I didn’t intend on it being posted online.

1/17/03  Typical Dell Week

Hello friends from Soonerland,

It is nice to hear from some of you.  I’m glad everything is going so well up there.  —  No one has told me otherwise, so…. As always, I assume the best.

I suppose there are no overhauls coming up, and nothing has caught on fire lately, and management has treated everyone to a steak dinner for doing so well on your safety record.  —  Yes.  I remember those days with fondness.  —

Those nice brisk mornings in the Winter…

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Japanese View of the Leyte Naval Battle

Pacific Paratrooper


The following was published in “Senso: The Japanese Remember the Pacific War.”

Don’t Shoot at a Sinking Enemy

As a 25-year old seaman about a destroyer, I participated in the sea battle off Leyte.  In the midst of the battle, our destroyer was pursuing a fleeing aircraft carrier through squalls and curtains of smoke.  Suddenly a single enemy destroyer headed directly for us.  Attacked by the concentrated fire from our destroyer squadron, it rapidly went up in flames.  As we neared the enemy ship to see its last moment, it listed to one side, with flames rising everywhere.  It was about to sink.  Men were floating on the water’s surface or sinking beneath it, while half-naked crew members jammed themselves into lifeboats and rowed away, escaping.

We were close enough to see their unkempt beards and the tattoos on their arms.  One of our machine-gunners impulsively pulled his trigger.  He…

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Monday Update: Car Crash Edition


Hii everyone and happy Monday! I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend and a great time ringing in 2017. Unfortunately for me, my weekend kind of sucked because on Friday I got rear ended and I’m STILL annoyed about it! My beloved Little Red Love Machine, AKA my 2012 Mazda 2 hatchback, got a bit of a bumper boo boo but thankfully the other guy and I are okay. Let’s discuss and I’ll tell you how ridiculous this accident was:

So, I’m returning home from dropping my sister off at her apartment and am literally THREE MINUTES away from arriving back at the home front. (I guess it’s true when they say that you’re more likely to get in an accident when you’re closer to home.) Anyways, I am sitting behind at least eight or more cars at a red light just minding my own business and listening…

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 That bewildering clinch of the heart and the mind


​Life is a bewildering clinch of the heart and the mind.You may talk with people, listen to their stories, relate it to your own, follow their journey, but you will still have to fight the battle of your life unchaperoned.So the next time you get domineered by judgements, remember only impassionate beings are sure of themselves.And now that you know that its your sole roving, you wont be told its supposed to be right.

There will be times when you will be knocked down
. Once. Twice. Thrice. And yes many times.Never give up. Stand up and fight again the way you first tried to encounter. You may win or you may lose.These words that decide what the outcome or what your status is merely a concept that the people around you have built. You need not let these words affect you anymore. You are…

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The Difference between class and ass! Happy New Year!



President Obama 


It’s been the privilege of my life to serve as your President. I look forward to standing with you as a citizen. Happy New Year everybody.

11:00 AM – 1 Jan 2017


To this:


Donald J. Trump 


Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!

7:17 AM – 31 Dec 2016


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