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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


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 ...

December 29, 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 26, 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 13, 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 12, 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 11, 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 08, 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 07, 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 06, 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....

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