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Dawn Elizabeth Wright

Just Me

Refresh my skills

I have enrolled in a MOOC on Coursera, Duke University's Data Analysis and Statistical Inference. I'm having to learn a new (to me) programming language, R, that is frequently used in data analysis. I had forgotten what learning a coding language was like. It's fun...

I just can’t do God any more.

There, I said it. Today when I was walking at the park, I thought a lot about writing this post. During the walk, my heart rate belt stopped working. And when I finished, my exercise tracker said I had burned 666 calories. I wasn’t sure I would actually write this...

My Golden Six Pack on Veteran’s Day

On this Veterans Day, I am remembering my lost flock of Golden Boys of the Class of 1967; there are other members of the class of 67 who were also lost in Vietnam and who are missed, but these are very close friends. They are listed in order of their casualty...

Tuesday, October 22, 2002

Luisa Just thinking of you and hoping you are well. I'm flying straight and level - an old USAF term meaning nothing has changed since we last talked. Though my destination is still uncertain, at present I'm just looking out the window and trying to take things...

Our family history

With the help of my brother, I have been researching our family history on Ancestry.com and worked my way back several generations. But I have a gap on the "Wright" side of the family that I must fill. I do remember traveling as a child to see some of my father's...

Stephanie

Snoopy and Woodstock.

Big, white phallic engineering symbol

Today as I walking at Cottage Hill Park I could not help but notice the large white water tank. It is almost impossible not to see the tank as it dominates the park from almost every part of the park, save in the depths of the trails through the wooded areas. Just...

MASH & Korea

I was stationed at Kunsan AFB in South Korea with the 16th Tactical Fighter Squadron when the Mash Movie was released. We, of course, got one of the first releases (Not). We watched it on a bed sheet hung on the side of a Wonder Arch. This was in 1970 with...

And down goes HERO

Hate to say it trans folks, but this is largely our own fault. Only 26% of the electorate turned out to vote in this referendum. That in itself is appalling. Although HRC and some other trans friendly groups were active primarily in placing ads and holding rallies,...

Uncle Travis and the Bunny Chair

When I was just seven years old, my mother got pregnant. I do not remember much about that period save for the memory of making this chair for my coming sibling with the "help" of my grandfather Travis. He and Bubba had been able to scratch together sufficient funds...