- Marysville, Washington, USA
- October 25
MY RECENT POSTS
- MICHAEL BROWN MADE A BAD
August 17, 2014 03:30AM
- BEST FRIEND
July 31, 2014 12:57PM
- MCDONALDS CHERRY PIES
July 15, 2014 02:30PM
- SUICIDE NETS
June 27, 2014 06:19PM
- A short story - THE SHOOTER
June 02, 2014 09:55PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Senator Cruz must be
next in line... eh?”
August 17, 2014 04:01AM
- “Gifting Impairment could
"run in the family." I believe
August 06, 2014 02:17PM
- “There is another aspect
to the U.S. involvement in
concerns the nat…”
August 05, 2014 08:22PM
- “just phyllis - yes I do.
Even Potus Obama admits that
a mistake by not
June 08, 2014 12:45PM
- “Tink - you forgot to
mention "Smelly Jelly," that
June 03, 2014 11:52PM
As I've been reading and seeing the news about the death of Michal Brown, I noticed something.
Some reports refer to him as a "boy of 18." Actually at the age of 18, as far as I know, he would be considered as an adult.
The main thing that I… Read full post »
48 years ago, my best friend died in Viet Nam.
Don R. Sain, class of 1961, was a year behind me at Los Gatos High School. When he joined to serve his country with the U.S. Army, (before there was a draft), he became a “Green Beret,” as part/… Read full post »
"What do you mean there are no cherry pies?"
I blurted that response to the comment from the drive thru speaker at McDonalds.
"We stopped selling cherry pies!" came the response.
That was several months ago.
I have been a customer and fan of McDonalds all of my adult life. I… Read full post »
The news today indicates that $7 million will be spent to install "suicide nets" on the Golden Gate Bridge.
This is a result of YEARS of thinking about how to prevent suicides, by people jumping off the bridge.
Apparently, even people who are afraid of heights have jumped off the… Read full post »
Jerry was sitting on the toilet, waiting for it to happen. As he was sitting there, he was thinking, had he heard six shots or nine?
In a crouched position, with his shoes on the toilet seat, no one on the other side of the latched door could tell that someone… Read full post »
We hear about trades almost every day. Usually sports related. A multi millionaire team owner and the team’s management, decide to trade a player in the hopes of improving the team in one way or another.
In the past few days, we have been learning about another trade, a POW trade.&n… Read full post »
In BIG type, as of today, “MLB IS BACK!” Of course, referring to Major League Baseball. At this point, it is OK to GROAN.
47 years ago, when I was a sleeper at a firehouse, Captain Willie would walk around with a small portable radio, (transistor radio), held to his righ… Read full post »
A week ago, at Oso, Washington, part of a mountainside gave way in an avalanche. The path of destruction destroyed about 49 homes, many outbuildings, many vehicles, and caused the deaths of people, their pets, and some farm animals.
In seconds, a quiet rural community was tra… Read full post »
Here is a gentle fire safety reminder, and some interesting information from the NFPA - National Fire Protection Association. Please take a moment to look at this potentially life saving information.
As a former firefighter, (about 13 years), I've been inside burning residentia… Read full post »
My parents moved to Saratoga, California in October 1955, about two weeks after the start of school. Previously, we lived in San Jose, CA, where I was a 7TH grade student at Luther Burbank Elementary School, on San Carlos Street, in the “Burbank” area of west San Jose. I/… Read full post »
Since conservative Christians gained control of the Republican Party, all sorts of bad things have been happening.
Here is an example of one of them - in case you missed this news item... Subject: Daily Kos :: National Republican Congressional Committee sets up 18 fake web sites t… Read full post »
Frankly, I am surprised they did not require that he shave off his mustache and goatee,… Read full post »
Poobahs of the NFL - it is past the time for you to do something to discourage "LATE HITS" on quarterbacks.
As I channel hopped the games on TV today, September 29th, I saw many "late hits" on quarterbacks.
One in particular involved Titans quarterback, Jake Locker, who ended up having… Read full post »
Enough is enough. The talking heads of, you-name-the-media outlets, are droning on about the Washington, DC killer. Speculating about motive, about his past life, his experiences in the military, etc., etc. The information is repetitive, and for the most part uninteresting, and unimportan/… Read full post »
Please help stop the killing of innocent desert tortoises.
Our family has been caregivers to two desert tortoises for 27+ years.We know the tortoises are unique animals, that cannot be returned to the wild once they have had contact with humans. (Human cooties can inte… Read full post »
There is pain, and then there is real pain. I think everyone knows the difference. If someone has arthritis pain in both knees, both hips, both hands, and lower back pain, many doctors would be very quick and happy to prescribe a variety of pain medications.
Trouble is, if you take… Read full post »
“Little Anthony Weiner,” allegedly confessed to using the ‘handle’ “Carlos Danger” while sending electronic photos of his ‘junk’ to a 26 year-old female.
Yepp, he’s the same guy who says he is a candidate to become mayor of New York City.&nb… Read full post »
One thing folks need to remember, is to give locally. One does not have to be a billionaire, millionaire, or thousandaire, to help others. Many folks who still are… Read full post »
It looks like there is a rush of disingenuous carping about Paula Deen, as companies decide to fire her, for telling the truth.
I have to question the real motives.
To all the board members and management of Walmart, Home Depot, Food Network, Smithfield Hams, Caesars Entertainmen… Read full post »
I am not part of an organized group trying to defend Paula Deen. I am an individual who happens to enjoy cooking as a hobby.
I learned to cook by watching my mother and her mother, and, by the seat of my pants when I was in the fire… Read full post »
I have been a member of The American Legion for a number of years, but not any more.
The American Legion chooses to discriminate against many veterans who have served their country honorably, but during peacetime. I believe this is unfair.
Originally, when the organization was char… Read full post »
Today, all of us should pause for a moment of silence and thanks for the almost 10,000 Allied Forces (U.S. Canada, Scotland, England and Wales), wounded or killed during the invasion at Normandy, France, June 6, 1944.
They were fighting against Hitler’s German forces that were occ… Read full post »
I must confess that there are times when I feel like I have been living in a cardboard box, with the flaps closed shut.
Last night was one of those times, when I learned about “mermaids.”
Then, today, to learn that - allegedly - the Chinese government hacked into top-se… Read full post »
When I first heard of the Highway 5 bridge collapse at the Skagit River, it was hard for me to believe that such a thing could happen.
As more details arrive, the driver of the truck that hit the bridge, might have had to take evasive action to avoid a collision… Read full post »
I was listening to President Obama speaking earlier today. He was discussing some serious issues, when someone in the crowd began interrupting him.
Other news sources indicate the disruption came from a woman, known as Medea Benjamin, who founded a group called "Code Pink."
I am left with the o… Read full post »