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Garmin Alpha Review: Still the top dog?

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A review of the Garmin Alpha 100 dog tracker
The underdogs and I like to go places.  Remote places...places no man has gone before.  At least no man not wearing blaze orange.  This means being prepared for the unknown.  The unexpected.  The lost.  This means gps tracking.

The Garmin Alpha is the Thundarr Barbarian of the dog tracking world.  Rugged, a little rough around the edges but the technology it wields may just bring peace in a post apocalyptic world.  This thing opens doors just not possible prior to owning it , and does so while sweating testosterone.  Yeah, I like it just fine.
As a reminder, my reviews are not technical specs or full of scientific testing.  My reviews are about how any given product may fit into or enhance the life of a mid-life fool like me.  There may be a few like-minded souls out there.  The wise ones, I call them.  Those who know to really disconnect, you need* technology.   Those of us battling mortality can often take solace in the distraction of ou…

Everything in 2's

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They can take our space, but they can never take our freedom!
So I have a friend that reads my blogs and tends to weigh in with a critical eye.  If you translate that, she complains a lot.  I so appreciate that she not only reads my ramblings but also gives me a lot to think about.  Last night was especially good.  So good, in fact, that I am dedicating an entire blog to her cruel and unnecessary criticism.

She pointed out that it was super annoying that I put two spaces after every period.  Like so annoying she wanted to throw things.
It blew my mind.
When did this freaking change?  Am I elderly?  What is happening?  It sent me on a research mission and here is what I found:  Nothing makes a person more obviously over 40 than using two spaces after a period.  
In a really strange combination of security in my age and embarrassment that I am dumb I dug deeper.  I mean was I really turning people away with my two step shuffle?  Am I older than I realize?  Why is the world spinning?  T…