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Four Years

September 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Oops. The fourth anniversary of Ron’s View passed unnoticed. I started it on a Sunday evening, a few hours after the conclusion of the 2008 Ryder Cup, which served as the subject of my first post (not counting a two-line welcoming post). Since then, I’ve associated blog anniversaries with Ryder Cups, and this year’s competition doesn’t start until Friday. But four years ago, with a different calendar, it ended on September 21. Thus, the anniversary snuck up on me. It was yesterday.

How to celebrate? Well, at the least, I can celebrate that the subject of the post that followed my Ryder Cup post four years ago has faded into well-earned oblivion. I won’t have to spend the coming fall — which started today — obsessed by her special blend of ignorance and small-mindedness. Hooray for that.

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Cranking It Up

August 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Ron’s View has gone dark for a while. Sorry about that. After a prolific July, I’ve written nothing for almost two weeks. There are reasons. I may mention a couple of them in forthcoming posts. And I may not get it fully cranked up for another few days. But I’m still here, and there’s a lot to report on.

No, not Michele Bachmann. Spare me. Though I am halfway through Ryan Lizza’s article about her in the current New Yorker, which came this afternoon. Not the Vuelta a Espa├▒a, which starts in just a week. At least not yet. And not the PGA golf championship, currently at the halfway point. Other stuff.

Stay tuned.

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I’m Back

October 17, 2010 Leave a comment

In case you’ve been looking for me. Not that I went anywhere. But I seem to be having a hard time writing now that I’m back on a regular work schedule, as noted here the last day that I posted. I’m not sure how to re-work my schedule to ensure that I blog regularly. There’s always the weekend. But last weekend, I worked most of Saturday night and Sunday on a major project with a Tuesday morning deadline. This weekend, I was busy all day yesterday. And now the weekend is almost over. I’m having no trouble thinking of topics for posts. I just don’t write them, and then after enough days pass, the moment has passed.

I could try having shorter posts. That’s the plan tonight. Here goes.

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Posting Frequency

October 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Gosh, it’s really a week since I last posted! That was the eve of the first day of classes here. After a year’s sabbatical, I’m teaching again, and I now see that I haven’t written a post since class started. That’s an ominous sign. I will need to figure out how to keep posting at a decent rate while not just teaching but assuming a range of other duties. I’ve had no shortage of items to write about. It’s just that other things have been competing for my attention.

For tonight, I’ll try to get a few short posts done. Look for more in this space.

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September 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Two days ago, Joel asked me why I chose “org” as the suffix for my blog URL — — when I started it two years ago. Why not I said I viewed “com” as suitable for commercial companies. He countered that I’m not an organization. Well, yes, that’s true, I admitted. Maybe I should have chosen “net”. I don’t know that there really is an appropriate choice. Maybe “ro”, the suffix for Romania, since it’s the start of the blog name.

Joel next questioned my choice of blog name altogether. His proposal: I have decided to create a poll allowing you, my readers, to tell me which name you prefer. In fact, I have created the poll. I just can’t figure out how to embed it in this post or have it show on my blog’s front page. I’m working on it. If it ever shows up, feel free to vote. See below.

One more thing. I’ve grabbed the URL and linked it to If you can’t remember my URL and type “net” instead of “org”, you’ll still be taken to my blog.

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