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Happy Birthday Josh!

Posted by Bob Kohm on July 11, 2009

A light weekend for RUnning Local as we celebrate the birthday of my son Joshua. Happy birthday, Joshie!


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Back On Track

Posted by Bob Kohm on July 6, 2009

If there’s one thing you can say about mass transit, you can say it’s subject to interruption. Sorry for the long delay in a hot tunnel with no ventilation, but we’re back on track and running local once again.

So, what’d I miss?

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Posted by Bob Kohm on March 17, 2009

Erin go bragh! Erin go braghless! Really, whichever makes Erin more comfortable is fine with me.

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What a Weekend

Posted by Bob Kohm on February 17, 2009

Running Local is back on track after a long, long holiday weekend that featured puking kids, a trip to the ER, a Mom & Dad who also got sick and a few other pitfalls. In short, not a good time.

Everyone is healthy now, though, and I’ll be posting the regular slate of entries today and all week. I’m working on a research piece on the continued viability of the US Air Force and whether or not we should be spending on it as a separate entity or incorporating its varied roles into the other services. It’s becoming a complex article so rather than pumping it out I want to explore the intricacies of the funding and actual savings versus the capabilities that an independent Air Force gives us over the Navy, USMC and Army operating their own fixed wing aircraft, the lack of desire of the Air Force to fund and fly close air support aircraft and missions weighed against the presumptive lack of desire by the Army for strategic bombing planes and missions, etc. Sometimes these back of the envelope ideas develop into intellectual octopi, and this one is busy eating mollusks as we speak.

Looking to the week ahead, I’ll also undoubtedly be writing about the three ringer that will occur today at the Yankees’ Legends Field when ARod holds his presser, the unacceptably remote chance that the English and French ballistic missile subs “accidentally” happened to be in the same chunk of ocean and collided solely by chance, Hugo Chavez’ little problem in holding onto Venezuela, and whatever else catches my eye.

Mind the closing doors.

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So I Was Wondering…

Posted by Bob Kohm on February 9, 2009

…who all of these people are who stop by the blog and read what I’m scribbling. There seem to be a pretty good number of you, and that number is consistently growing.

If you haven’t commented on a story, please feel free to– you can click the “No Comments” or “X Comments” link at the bottom right of every story, or just drop me a note and let me know you stopped by, how you found the blog, etc. I don’t plan to go to any sort of registration thing here– it’s just a drag for all involved at this point, so commenting or emailing are really the only way I know who’s reading 🙂


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Interesting Post at SoundbyteNation

Posted by Bob Kohm on February 9, 2009

Glance over to the blogroll list on the right side of your screen and click on Dan Devereaux’s SoundbyteNation today– he has up a fascinating profile of how the economic recession is reaching deep into places that most of us never think about. Apparently the company that forms the backbone of most network and cable operator’s program delivery systems is in trouble and in danger of going away… with remarkable implications for Digital TV. Well worth the short read.

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A Note on Comments

Posted by Bob Kohm on February 3, 2009

I’ve received a few emails asking me how to leave a comment and join the conversation at the blog. It’s really simple– at the bottom of every post you’ll see some small blue print– at the end of that you’ll find either the words “No Comments” or “X Comments”. Just click on those word sand you’ll be taken to the Reply form. Use it to tell me I’m an idiot, to leave your own take on the story, or to initiate a discussion or debate on the story and its topic. I repsond to all comments, and you’ll find that some turn into pretty interesting discussions.

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