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WE THOUGHT WE’D LIVE FOREVER…

WE THOUGHT WE’D LIVE FOREVER…

As time passes, I often remember you and me and all the fun we had when we were kids. I can’t prove it, but I think you were about two years old when I found you. I was a cocky eight-year-old then. From the way you acted and looked, I decided you had been a … Continue reading

I’VE HAD IT UP TO MY HARD DRIVE…

I’VE HAD IT UP TO MY HARD DRIVE…

I think iPhones, IPADs, laptops, smart phones, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, hot zones, Facebook, Twitter, video games, texting and video surveillance (hidden or otherwise) are making people obsessive compulsive information gatherers, whether they really need the information or not. These devises have morphed into our security blankets. When was the last time you left home without your … Continue reading

THIN AIR CAN BE A MIND ENHANCING EXPERIENCE….

THIN AIR CAN BE A MIND ENHANCING EXPERIENCE….

A couple of weeks ago my wife and I visited our grand-kids, our son and daughter-in-law in Denver, Colorado, the mile high city. During a side trip into the mountains, we visited a child’s indoor interactive playground, in Beaver Creek, Co. (altitude approximately 8,500 feet). While I enjoyed watching the kids having a blast, I … Continue reading

IT’S KNOWN AS THE GRAND CANYON…

IT’S KNOWN AS THE GRAND CANYON…

If you haven’t seen it, in person,  it’s known as the GRAND CANYON. Once this spectacular, ever-changing, vivid event of nature is witnessed the most smug person is even stunned by its beauty and magnificence. My wife and I visited the Grand Canyon in September of 2010.  Although my wife is not a big fan … Continue reading

A STICK SHIFT AND SHOELACES…

A STICK SHIFT AND SHOELACES…

The shoelace is one mankind’s greatest inventions, right there with the wheel, the zipper, the ballpoint pen, the tie clip and false teeth. I checked; it was around 2000 BC when the first evidence of shoelaces showed up in the timeline of man. Back then, moccasins were the footwear of choice. However, moccasins had a … Continue reading

OUR ATTIC NEEDS A LAXATIVE

OUR ATTIC NEEDS A LAXATIVE

If you don’t have an attic, don’t read this. If you have an attic, I hope your attic doesn’t need a laxative as bad as mine. Going into our attic is not a trek for a beginner. I told my sons, “Never go into our attic alone. Always take me with you; I’m afraid something … Continue reading

EVEN IF YOU’RE INNOCENT…

EVEN IF YOU’RE INNOCENT…

There was a short news piece on the national news several evenings ago about an individual asking for a DNA test to be completed on himself so he could be exonerated and finally be released from prison. So, I was curious to find out about exonerations, and the following are some things I discovered. A … Continue reading

THE DEFINITION OF THE WORD  POLICTICIAN IS UNSETTLING

THE DEFINITION OF THE WORD POLICTICIAN IS UNSETTLING

At best, the definition of the word politician is unsettling. Definition number 2 for the word “politician” in the dictionary that came with my computer is “a person who acts in a manipulative and devious way, typically to gain advancement within an organization”. Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, page 911 (copyright 1983), has for its … Continue reading

OUR SONS AT 3 AND 6

OUR SONS AT 3 AND 6

Back in 1976, can’t remember the exact day, a sunny summer day for sure, Billy was 3 and Jay was 6. I watched them playing in the backyard; you know those silly games little boys play. You never know what’s next. Boys, you sure know how to make us hold our breath. We like to … Continue reading