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Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Last Post of the Year

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Another Pic From Friday

Alissa, Me & Ron (Alissa's Dad)

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The Best Quantum Physics Joke I've Seen...

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Friday, December 16, 2011

My One True Love

Alissa & Me
December 16, 2011
This February we will have known each other for 10 years.  I met her right after I started driving taxi.  She was in her senior year of high school.  It was one of those instant friendships that so rarely occur in a person's life.  Last night she and her parents flew in from the Twin Cities for the specific purpose of visiting me.  They are going to spend the rest of this weekend having fun in San Francisco.
Think about how special this loving act meant to me.  The odds are that I will probably never see them again.  The odds are against me being here next Christmas.  Who could ask for a more loving gift that what these wonderful people have given me.  

I love her with my total heart. 

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Col. Sherman T. Potter has died...

Harry ("Henry") Morgan (nee Bratsburg)
4/10/1915 - 12/7/2011
I had the honor of sharing coffee with him back in 1974, when I was a cop.

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Monday, December 05, 2011

Tokyo Drift...

Eight Ferraris, three Mercedes-Benz cars and a Lamborghini have crashed in a massive -- and very expensive -- 14-vehicle accident in southwestern Japan.
Click here for details

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Thursday, November 24, 2011


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Monday, October 31, 2011


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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Can't Disagree with this ...

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Sunday, October 09, 2011

The Facts of Life

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Median Point - 19 months

This past week my oncologist told me that 50% of the people who have cancer that's spread through out their body only survive 19 months from diagnosis.  On October 6th I will reach 31 months since it was discovered in me.  I am getting up into the single digit survival zone.

Am I winning?...Nope.
The end result is still terminal but I've always been a fighter.

Doc says I should see Xmas this year, but no time projections beyond that.

I am in constant pain but limit myself to medication when it gets really, really bad.

Just wanted to let everyone know that I am still here and still "kickin'."

What do I do to pass the time?  For the past year I've been studying quantum physics, black holes, "branes" and the 11th dimension (no joke, it really does exist).  Just light thinking to keep the brain from going stale.

BTW - Did you know that gravity doesn't pull but it pushes.  It is actually the fabric of space/time pushing us towards a mass.

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Goodnight Irene

Jeff Masters, a meteorologist at the Weather Underground website, said the New Jersey shore could be especially hard hit. Waves as high as 15 to 20 feet (4.5 to 6 meters) could batter the Jersey coast, causing serious damage in a region that's not used to hurricanes.
"They just don't get these kinds of events there," Masters said. "I anticipate a lot of damage along the New Jersey coastline."
God, I hope Irene signals an end to that inane TV show - "Jersey Shores".
That would be a constructive result of this minor (Category-1) hurricane.

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

OMG! - A new post! The Virginia quake

Yesterday's (2011-08-23) 5.8 mag quake in Virginia produced this interesting video that actually shows the seismic wave moving across North America. (for more info click HERE)

Just to keep things in perspective, the 9.0 quake that hit Japan on March 11th was over 1,000,000,000 (one billion) times stronger at the epicenter. Every whole number increase in magnitude is 1,000 times stronger than the lower whole number.
I've read that there is an identified fault that crosses the mid-line of Manhattan Island with the potential of generating a 6.5 quake. I don't know when (or if) NYC has upgraded their building codes to account for this hazard but it is easily conceivable that if/when it does occur the structural loss within the city could easily be in the 78%-90% range. The regional effect would be devastating, with major damage extending over a far greater range than we typically have in California.
Oh, yeah. In California a 5.8 is what considered "coffee stirring strength."  Nothing to get excited about. Feces occurs.

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Monday, July 11, 2011

A Man I Admired......

Richard "Dick" D. Winters, Major, U.S. Army (ret.), Company E (Easy), 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division
Winters, 2004
Winters, Somewhere in Europe, WWII
I just found out that Dick died earlier this year (January 21, 1918 – January 2, 2011).  He was just 19 days shy of his 93rd birthday.  He was the last survivor of "Easy" Company, the "Band of Brothers".
Please take a moment to honor his memory.
"I cherish the memories of a question my grandson asked me the other day when he said, 'Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?' Grandpa said 'No… but I served in a company of heroes.'" Richard Winters 
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Saturday, July 09, 2011


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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Well, Its 7 PM and We're Still Here

Or, at least, I am.

Now on to December 22, 2012. The day after the world is supposed to end according to some moron's someone's translation of the Mayan calender.

Anyone remember the early '70's when people were moving to Idaho because California was definitely going to fall into the Pacific? I had a really stupid reality challenged cousin-in-law who moved his family to southeastern Idaho. You know, right in the heart of the Yellowstone super-volcano caldera. A place where the Earth pukes it's guts out about every 600,000 years. It's last bender was around 600,000 years ago, so its probably getting itself all gussied up for another period of "painting the town 'red'" (or actually gray).

So, as May 22nd approaches, may I wish each of you a very happy first day of the rest of your life. For what its worth.

"Let's all be careful out there!"

What are your plans for 6pm?

Well, according to some obscure American religious cult, the World ends at 6pm today.
But 6pm where?
Well, they're a bit vague on that trivial fact.

Its already past 6pm in the Land of Oz and they're still here. Same goes for Japan, Korea and China.

Maybe it's supposed to be 6 pm in Jerusalem.
Or Rome.
Or Salt Lake City.
How can a guy make plans about when to pop the top on his final can of beer or stoke the fire on his favorite bong?

Maybe today would be better handled if everybody just stays wasted until May 21st finally dissipates at the IDL (International Date Line).

I'll drink to that!

"Let's all be careful out there!"

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Did you hear?.....

Bars are now serving a new drink called the "bin Laden"
Two shots and a splash of water.
Thanks to Princess Leah for this one. 8-)
"Let's all be careful out there!"