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Welcome to 2010... a few days late!

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-01-19 16:28:43

Wow, how did this happen? I haven't posted anything here for a whole month!

That might mean I'm incredibly lazy, or very busy! Take your pick :)

The good news, since the last post, our water here on the "Comm-Pound" hasn't frozen again. In fact, i ... Click to read the rest

Edmonton Motorcycle Show - Grins :)

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-01-19 16:47:41

This last weekend, my brother Kevin and I went to the Edmonton Motorcycle Show. If you haven't been reading his blog, by all means go check out Kevin's Blog

Now, our reasons for going t ... Click to read the rest

Tracks in the Darkness

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-03-08 17:28:27

Wow, holy cow, how long has it been since I blogged? There's digital dust and cobwebs here! eeek!

Well, lets see. I could tell you all how busy I've been. But I'm really not that good of a fiction writer, yet!

So I'll just do my best to catch you u ... Click to read the rest

Catching Up... Again! Secret Mission Updates

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-05-05 04:59:24

So, I'm sitting here, looking out the window at the rain pouring down, eating the sad remains of what used to be a strawberry pop tart, and drinking yesterdays coffee. I swear, pop tarts never look all that good after they've been riding around in yo ... Click to read the rest

Cemetery Watchman

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-06-12 19:24:41

(This was sent to me by a good buddy of mine who I served with in the Navy. Thought it was worth sharing.)

This has been around before but it's worth sending again,,,

"I just wanted to get the day over with and go down to Smokey's. Sneakin ... Click to read the rest

Secret Mission Updates!

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-06-22 18:00:55

Obviously I can't actually talk about the Secret Mission itself, and especially show you pictures.... but there are some things that happen, that don't really reveal my location too much, so what the heck, its not like anyone actuall ... Click to read the rest

Courage or conformity

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-07-23 04:39:36

http://www.insightoftheday.com/quotetext.asp?msgid=1604 ... Click to read the rest

Benefits of Walking :) Or how to buy a Porsche!

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-08-15 20:48:19

While there are many well known benefits to walking on a regular basis, I'd like to open your eyes to some you may be less familiar with.

Lately, in the last few years actually, I've been moving around more than normal. Ok, I think Gypsies would t ... Click to read the rest

Resilience and Tenacity

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-08-16 04:01:00

"... Add to those Resilience, and you have the makings of a good story!

To me, the difference between Resilience and Tenacity, because before I started writing this, I would have probably used these interchangably!

Resilience is a flexability, li ... Click to read the rest

My Bumpy Twisty Road to Enlightenment - Introduction

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-08-23 20:50:27

So I'm kind of playing around with some ideas for an introduction, and this just flowed out. Wasn't exactly what I had in mind, but it might be a good seed for an otherwise blank page that will be the introduction :)

I'd love to hear some comment ... Click to read the rest

Lessons from Desert Storm - Boat Drills

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-10-04 13:57:05

This is the first in a series of blog posts, pulling from my time in the US Navy, when I was deployed on a ship in Desert Storm.

I'll start off with an excerpt from my book (which, of course I personally believe you should go buy. Hey, its a good ... Click to read the rest

Porch vs. Porsche - Life on the Farm

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-10-04 20:07:09

So, for anyone who's not been keeping up, I'm hiding out on a farm, somewhere in Alberta, Canada, between Secret Missions.

On the tail end of the last mission, I bought a used, partially restored 1985 Porsche 928S. Partially is a good word right? ... Click to read the rest

Compressors that Don't - Why do we hold on to things?

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-10-08 22:20:36

This might be something unique to Farm Life, or at the very least something that Apartment Dwellers are not familiar with. Let me see if I can set the scene for you.

I grew up on a grain farm in Alberta, then I joined the US Navy to seek my fortun ... Click to read the rest

A Moment of Haste

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-10-12 13:15:36

One minute I'm driving along, enjoying that full feeling you have after an all you can eat lunch. Its a nice day, good to be off the farm on a drive in the country.

My Mom, brother Kevin (still not a Monk!) and I had gone to visit with my Aunt and ... Click to read the rest

Lessons from Desert Storm - Getting Stuff

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-10-12 18:23:56

DAY 20 - 6 SEPTEMBER 1990


We had a helo from HC-11, based in North Island, California, fly over to drop off a part for us, and we traded some hardware and stuff in exchange. This happens a lot; if one helo det do ... Click to read the rest

Create A New Future

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-10-15 09:29:32

I'm participating in a "end of the year" goal program, created by Leo J Quinn Jr. You can check it out at the link, its a good idea, I'm liking it so far!
http://www.leoquinn.com/goaljumpst ... Click to read the rest

When Things Suck

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-10-18 18:16:43

Today felt like a complete waste for me. Its getting cold now, winter probably will be here, eventually! I'm not "working" lately, but I'm trying to at least get stuff done, right?

Anyway, I was working on the Porsche. The list of ... Click to read the rest

The Quiet Confidence of the Skunk

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-10-18 20:37:51

This happened a while ago, so I sure hope I didn't write about it yet! That would be embarrassing!

It all started with a broken step, off the back deck. I'd probably gained too much weight on the secret missions!

So, finally I had time, so was ... Click to read the rest

My Science Experiments

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-10-20 09:40:12

Its been getting pretty cold over night, probably freezing even.

We have lots of rain barrels, for watering the grass and plants. The well water isn't good enough for drinking, lots of minerals and stuff. Its also bad for plants as well. So we do ... Click to read the rest

Is the Fear of Heights Illogical?

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-10-21 07:14:05

When we are born, we have a fear of loud noises. That's about it, actually. Every other fear is learned, either by experience, or by constant conditioning of those around us.

Our parents constantly told us not to do stuff. Like do ... Click to read the rest

FightCyberstalking.org

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-10-21 20:46:02

Hey all, a quick note to help promote a great website that my good friend Lisa Paredes created.

Rather than me try to explain it, here's a quick paragraph from the site. I urge you to go take a look, and then tell everyone you know.

Thanks!
Carli ... Click to read the rest

Ebb and Flow

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-10-24 14:06:19

Life is a series of cycles. Some days you kick major ass (or butt, or booty, what ever works for you). And then there are days like today.

Its cloudy, dark, and cold out today. Hovering just above freezing. Kind of windy. Overall, just a day that e ... Click to read the rest

First Snow!

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-10-25 08:52:15

Woke up a bit late today. Looked out side, and look what I saw...



Yeah, its cold out.

... Click to read the rest

A formula for success

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-10-27 10:27:14

"Would you like me to give you a formula for success?

It's quite simple, really.

Double your rate of failure.

You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success.
But it isn't at all.

You can be discouraged by fa ... Click to read the rest

A single footstep...

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-11-08 21:38:52

"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a
single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a
deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep
mental path, we must think over and over the kind of t ... Click to read the rest

364 Days, eh?

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-11-19 00:24:41

I officially entered Canada on 19 November, 2009. So now, then, is a recap of my life in the last 364 days.

Urg, what a year!

Maybe I'm too hard on myself. Every time I look back, and see that I'm not much richer than last year, I ... Click to read the rest

Where do Files Save?

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-11-21 17:15:11

I got a tech question from my Aunt today. Seems now that I've hung up my sign for my new computer business, everyone is remembering I know stuff about computers. I only hung it up yesterday!

Anyway, her question was regarding where Windows puts file ... Click to read the rest

Porsche 911 Nurburgring Winter

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-11-24 17:57:02



Gee, that looks like a fun job!

I'm researching winter tires for my 928 Porsche, since I live in Alberta, and I found this vide ... Click to read the rest

Porsche: Camp4 Colorado: High Adventure in the High Rockies

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-11-24 18:04:58



Well this looks like a great winter vacation package :) ... Click to read the rest

Why YOU need a website

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-12-02 14:25:08

I was just thinking today, "Gee, I wonder how many people are online now, in the entire world."

I probably should have been working on something more productive! But once a thought gets in my head, it usually rattles around until ... Click to read the rest

Lunar Eclipse - Coming Soon!

By Carlin Comm posted on 2010-12-19 21:45:03

So, tonight, if you are anywhere in North America, and are awake way to early in the morning, you should go check out the Lunar Eclipse.

This is supposed to be a really good one, and just to make it extra special, its happening on the Winter Equinox ... Click to read the rest