I’ve been here before, not staring at goats but climbing holly trees at night, drawing fire from the deluded, and been there too, pawned out into the fray.
The home…Blog 2020 Foresight 1 Like Trump to Sign Budget Deal and Declare Nationa Blog Trump to Sign Budget Deal and Declare Nationa 2 Likes RP...my Days on State Pay
The towers had fallen, and I was in uniform, no rank or name...under orders to assist the Chaplains in the field. Traditionally, that person would be armed and the Chaplain would not. The…Blog RP...my Days on State Pay 2 Likes Scientist Who Popularized Term Global Warming
Scientist Who Popularized Term Global Warming Dead at 87: Wallace Smith Broecker, the Columbia University professor and researcher who…Blog Scientist Who Popularized Term Global Warming 3 Likes 8 Ball, Side Pocket. Your Call.
THE ENTICEMENT OF EXPENDITURE…Blog 8 Ball, Side Pocket. Your Call. 3 Likes Day Two: The Show Goes On
I don’t have to drive; the rain sloshes as I peck,down the roof of the double wide. Again new play today, not golf...but live performance. The state of the art is…Blog Day Two: The Show Goes On 1 Like Colorado Springs: A Spike Lee Joint
I turned fifteen in 1972. Im not sure what year Spike Lee picked for Blackkklansmen, but by the sound of it, early 70’s would be my guess. I have seen more Academy nominated films…Blog Colorado Springs: A Spike Lee Joint 2 Likes Reincarnation: Why Not?
I don’t know when or even why reincarnation was removed from the book, I’m not a book banging person. I ran into a couple on the trail who liked my quips so much that they thought maybe I…Blog Reincarnation: Why Not? 2 Likes Bell Bottom Blues
I’m not obsessed with fish...well, maybe a little. Another bird got killed on my feeder yesterday. For seven years not one bird got hurt, and now two in two weeks have got their feet…Blog Bell Bottom Blues 2 Likes Reminding Myslef
Excuse me. I beg no pardon. The storm let up for my regular Tuesday Bike ride to the Bay. Working seven days a week even during shut downs after more than four decades of field work...I…Blog Reminding Myslef 3 Likes
Insight is truly Zen – a flash of brilliant white light that ignites dozens of little fires. I was mowing the lawn when one came ....
The old Honda was a gift from a friend I had done some…Blog Zen and the Art of Lawnmower Maintenance 5 Likes Low Tide
The South Shrewsbury River had a name but I don’t know it, We called it The River, and everyone knew, or pretended to know what we were talking about. We were not taught what…Blog Low Tide 3 Likes The Unheard Listen
I hesitate to peck away here for anyone but myself; me the person. I’m alive, and that is a miracle. I’m not arguing that choice is murder, or evil. Choice is choice. I live with it. I…Blog The Unheard Listen 2 Likes In case you still think the Wall is about imm
The day before yesterday, there were a couple of demonstrations at the Mall in Washington, DC. One was the March for Life, an anti-abortion demonstration; the other was a much smaller Indigenous…Blog In case you still think the Wall is about imm 4 Likes Knight Stands
1976 Pasadena, Texas. Three of us were renting from my former boss, Valdis, and driving to Channelview in my 69’ LTD five days a week. The band leader was Al Leone, and the drummer was…Blog Knight Stands 1 Like What It Isn’t
If I can just hang on until 2022 I’ll have fifty years of field work in. I’ve winched my hours down, and I’m feeling good. The odds are still crappy but I’ve managed to get this far. Being…Blog What It Isn’t 1 Like Civil Engineering 1975
I enjoyed HR, or the idea of HR, even before I was learning how to run the Troxler Nuclear density testing device...with the rest of the civil engineering trainees on the OCMT field…Blog Civil Engineering 1975 3 Likes From the Hyper-Hypocrisy Files Blog From the Hyper-Hypocrisy Files 3 Likes A Reduction
Reality, I argue, is what you make it. I’m glad we all get to play. I’m not the judge of anything. I listen, quietly, for many hours to a reality that has been imagined by others. I am…Blog A Reduction 4 Likes First Floor Floods First
A rising tide might lift all boats, but a cresting river hardly ever floated a three story motel. I’m hesitant to say never. I checked in yesterday during the most all day deluge...that’s going…Blog First Floor Floods First 2 Likes