Thursday, March 25, 2010


This just out to all the protesters crying that the majority of Americans are against the HealthCare Plan signed into law. Yes, I am tired and against many things; right now I am against loud and disrespectful idiots standing up for the hateful fringes of American society. You don't speak for me.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

'The Pacific' on HBO

For those of you enjoying 'The Pacific' on HBO (as I am), please read 'Goodbye Darkness' by William Manchester and 'With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa' for an honest and unvarnished look at the horror of the Pacific War as told by combat Marines. Your understanding of the world, as well as your appreciation for the actions of the United States during World War II, will never be quite the same.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Goodbye Girl

My wife is up north for a week and I miss her. I return from work today to find a large package addressed to her placed at our door. In a strange way, just like the symbolism that the guitar held for Marsha Mason in 'The Goodbye Girl', the package reminds me that she intends to return, and all is well with the world.

What Happens in Vegas

RC Herman, friend, raconteur, editor of the Norton Club of Colorado newsletter, takes us on a trip to the 2010 Vintage Bike Auction held in Las Vegas. Enjoy his story and pictures from the event on the 2 Wheel Muse at the link below.

Vintage Bike Auction


Wednesday, March 17, 2010


A sly dog at work told me that he and his wife entered into sexual congress yesterday at 4:00am. When the 4.4 Earthquake struck the Los Angeles basin a few minutes later they both about died laughing, and he had a smile plastered across his face all day long.

I wonder if I should let Caltech know................

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Generous Critic

The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire, And taught the world with reason to admire. EA Poe, writer, critic, (1809-1849)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Joseph Heller on Writing

Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure.

Joseph Heller, writer (1923-1999)

Armenian Genocide Resolution

Not the best time to cause distress for a secular Turkish government under pressure from the forces of Islam, a government and a world far removed from 1915.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Strange dreams
Sway me this morning, of
Killer whales and pony tails,
Naked curling and
Nantucket sails.