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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 20, 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 19, 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 22, 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 14, 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 02, 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 ...


December 30, 2016

Anything But Mine in General

Truth be told this song reminds me of Lana. Just one night. Desperately holding on. I occasionally wonder if it possible to fall in love while you are intensely miserable. I met Lana on the...


I had turned 22 a couple of months before I married for the first time. I thought I was pretty worldly, growing up in a military family and living all over the world. Little did I know. But ...


December 27, 2016

Praying for Time in General

Praying For Time Apologies to all. This is going to get edited about six hundred more times as memories flood back in. I was in flight school in ‘90. You couldn’t turn on your radio in the s...


December 14, 2016

White Queen in General

The White Queen walks and the night grows pale… A beautiful blonde in lace will get my attention every time! When I woke up this morning I needed to piss like a race horse. I don’t generally s...


December 13, 2016

I Believe in Father Christmas in General

I Believe in Father Christmas Strange to think that the snow we got in the last 12 hours would have completely shut down vast swaths of the south. It started at midnight, and kept up all night. ...


December 12, 2016

Meander in General

Yesterday afternoon I went over to Shaw’s. Intention being to return a RC drone I had purchased for my grandson. Shaw’s is a grocery store, but they usually have cool, inexpensive items that ar...


December 09, 2016

Lucky Man in General

Lucky Man One two punch today. John Glenn and Greg Lake. John Glen made it to 95. That, in anyone’s book is a pretty awesome run. Especially considering his line of work. He was one of my ...


December 08, 2016

Honor the Threat in General

Honor the Threat I was talking with dad this afternoon and he regaled me with a story where he, as a flight engineer on C-123s was allowed to ride in the navigator seat in a B-52 flight from Kinc...


December 07, 2016

Winter Warlock in General

Well, looks like the Winter Warlock has finished sharpening his spurs. I got about an inch of snow. Up in ‘Salems Lot they got about three inches. I did the predictive thing of whether I needed ...


November 24, 2016

Tater's Peeled in General

But garlic not roasted. I am going to have to get up by 7am to pull this together, because unlike my younger years I am a little slow on the waking up. I am supposed to pick up the bean at noon....


November 22, 2016

11.22.16 in General

11.22.16 Fifty three years ago an American president was assassinated. We still don’t know all the details, but that uncertainty fuels an entire conspiracy theorist industry. Twenty nine years a...


November 12, 2016

Blame in General

Blame He said it better than I could. And I have been trying for two days. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe> Disliking Obama for b...


November 04, 2016

Fire and Rain in General

More rain than fire here today, although last night I went out for a walk and could smell that tell-tale sign that Autumn is fully upon us. The smell of cedar smoke in the air. It rained almost...


November 04, 2016

Fire and Rain in General

More rain than fire here today, although last night I went out for a walk and could smell that tell-tale sign that Autumn was fully upon us. The smell of cedar smoke in the air. It rained almos...


November 02, 2016

And Now, Fall. in General

I left the bedroom window open last night. I needed to get up this morning because I had a dentist appointment. It must have looked comical as I huddled under the covers and reached out to hit t...


October 26, 2016

Entangled in General

When you’re asleep they may show you Aerial views of the ground, Freudian slumber empty of sound. “A Trick of the Tail” was the last time Genesis actually had a guitarist. After Steve Hackett l...


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