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This week 03-31-15 Kitchen Nightmares One of my  favorite TV show is Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares on BBC America (The US version is awful.). Gordon Ramsey is by far the most famous chef in England and has 6 or 8 very successful restaurants. The producers of the show find a restaurant that's about to go under and send Ramsey in to rescue it. Usually the restaurant is anywhere from $200,000 to $2,000,000 in debt and losing money every time they open their doors. The first thing he ... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, March 28, 2015

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This week 03-24-15 Unfortunate For some reason I've developed some weird habits in the last year. Every morning I have to pat all my pockets to be sure I've got everything, both back pockets, both front shirt pockets, cell phone on belt, keys on belt ..etc. I've gotten so crazy about it that I do it 5 or 6 times, one right after the other. I look like a new Catholic who can't remember how to make the sign of the cross, so I just hit everything.. My wife thinks it comes from watching ... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, March 21, 2015

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This week 03-10-15 When the excitement had settled After last week's story about people doing things and making decisions that would change history, here's one I got one back from a woman who was right in the middle of it: "I was just a silly 13yr old Catholic school girl, growing up in Texas in 1963. I was very excited to get out of school with some of my friends that day. Not excited that the one condition from the principal that we could be out of school was that we had to wear o... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, March 14, 2015

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This week 03-10-15 What were you thinking? It's always interesting to me to see what people were thinking and how they made decisions during world changing events. Of course they didn't know it was a world changing event or something that would be taught in history books forever. It was just the next thing they had to do. I remember listening to David Frost interview Nixon talking about Watergate and the war. I listened to Jimmy Carter's book where he tells about the middle east peac... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, March 7, 2015