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4 days ago

YHGTBSM in General

I go to bed on schedule, a little after 10PM. At 3AM I get up to take a leak. And. Then find myself staring at the ceiling. It is now a bit past 4AM. I wanted to go to Mae’s for breakfast, bu...


4 days ago

Denali in General

I was actually looking for my Bachelors Degree diploma when I came across my “goodbye” photo from the Wizards. It is a stirring shot of a sole EA-6B flying over Denali in Alaska. It is a very pr...


Microsoft word gives me the fits. It defaults to Calibri 11 pt font, which for some reason I find as obnoxious as hell. I was career military. Since we got computers in the early 90s the stand...


6 days ago

Summer Girl in General

I suspect it is allergies, as the streets are completely yellow with pollen. But damn but I feel like someone dropped a freaking house on me. My eyes are itchy, my nose is running, and my joint...


7 days ago

Days Like These in General

Days Like These Awesome workout song. The tempo changes work perfectly on an elliptical, moving from the higher resistance slower parts to the higher paced parts of the song. RIP John Wetton. A...


June 03, 2017

Countdown in General

Countdown I was on the way home from the store when Evel came up with this one. The markers of our life. The “Where were you when?” I was a kid when the space shuttle Enterprise, the test bed f...


May 30, 2017

Boom, Like That in General

I canned my Facebook profile. It was getting too stupid. I bounced from PB for a while so the liberals could gnash their teeth and make pronouncements about the end of times. PB has calmed dow...


May 25, 2017

Top Gun II in General

(Can’t take credit for this, written by a fellow AOCS alum) Will Maverick be a pudgy 737 captain at a major airline? Member of an ALPA committee struggling against the corporate structure? Balanc...


May 24, 2017

March 2010 in General

What I was doing at work 7 years ago. Trying to merge several databases to give answers to people who asked questions. Photobucket is giving me fits.


May 23, 2017

All Right in General

Somewhere I have a clip of me doing this song, about 30 seconds long and just me and the Ibanez acoustic. No percussion, no bass. During cruise in ‘99, this was my “go to bed” song. I had a ch...


May 15, 2017

Season of the Ant in General

I live in the end condo of a four unit building. For the most part I am pretty happy with where I live. Truth be told see no reason to move until I become infirm. Believe me, I will shuffle of...


May 11, 2017

Carefree Highway in General

Pickin’ up the pieces of my sweet shattered dream I wonder how the old folks are tonight Her name was Ann and I’ll be damned if I recall her face She left me not knowin’ what to do… Wednesdays a...


May 08, 2017

Sweet Jebus in General

Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday morning tend to be my busiest days. So Basically I have 3 1/2 day weekends. If you told 22yo me that 54yo would have 3 1/2 day weekends he would have said “sweet!”...


May 06, 2017

Generation Kill in General

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May 03, 2017

Here I Go Again in General

Five weeks into Private Pilot Ground School. I actually look forward to going to class, unlike the classes while getting my MBA where a half hour before I would search my brain for any reasonab...


April 28, 2017

Observation in General

Observation I was watching a episode of Chicago Med. A family came into the ER, the pregnant woman having problems breathing. As the staff went to work trying to figure out what was wrong it so...


March 20, 2017

Alabama Song in General

Alabama Song Strange winter. Strange start to spring. It was warm but windy today. I thought about going to the beach with a book. Taking a walk. Something. Unfortunately I stayed up way la...


March 20, 2017

XYZ in General


March 19, 2017

Survey from Online Flirt in General

✍ Tattoos - Nope 😷 Surgeries - Nope (do Circumcision, Tonsillectomy and Vasectomy count?) 🏥Broken Bones- Oh Yes 🔫 Shot a gun - Yes 😕 Quit a job - Yes (A story unto itself!) ✈️ Flown on a plane - ...


March 18, 2017

The Eternal Watch in General

Bon Voyage to those who’ve set sail We bid them farewell as we man the rail. Let us be Joyous and let us not weep For those who have now crossed over the deep. When a Sailor’s last roll call is m...


February 21, 2017

Learn to be Still in General


January 15, 2017

Year of the Cat II in General

She doesn’t give you time for questions As she locks up your arm in hers And you follow till your sense of which direction Completely disappears By the blue tiled walls near the market stalls The...


January 14, 2017

Year of the Cat in General

The Year of the Cat She comes out of the sun in a silk dress running Like a watercolor in the rain Don’t bother asking for explanations She’ll just tell you that she came In the year of the cat ...


January 13, 2017

Here Without You in General

Here Without You My youngest sibling, my sister Deb just invited me out to the bowling alley where they are in the bar doing Karaoke. The last time I did Karaoke was on cruise in ‘99 when I spe...


January 01, 2017

Same Auld Lang Syne in General

“Reliving in our eloquence another Auld Lang Syne.” I never really caught that line before. It’s not like it hasn’t been 36 years since I first heard that song, driving to the Auburn mall with ...


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