Sunday, March 17, 2013


After two weeks of sunshine, lower 40's, and the snow just about melted away, this morning, I wake (woke?) up to this, and I thought spring was on the horizon...yeah, right!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Gun Control Laws

You actually believe that criminals will obey gun control laws... you're a special kind of stupid, aren't you.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Happy (100th) Birthday Milton Friedman


 If you put  the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.

Only govenrment can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the comnbination worthless.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


CAVEAT TO PARENTS (Save a Ton of $)
I'll reach the 70 mile marker on the highway of my life this year. In Hindsight, when I was 10 and 8, I came upon two roads diverged in the woods. "I took the one less traveled by and that made all the difference".
Ruminating back, I should have taken the one MOST TRAVELED by and it would have only cost me 20 bucks.
Enjoy the video.

Saturday, December 31, 2011


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He did not have his ticket punched...but yours was.
The train of life has pulled into the station on Dec. 31, to disembark those who will not be permitted to continue life's journey ( James Arness, Jackie Cooper, Joe Frazier, Christopher Hitchens, Steve Jobs, Andy Rooney, Jane Russell, Duke Snider, Tom Wicker, etc, etc, ).
The conductor looks us straight in the eyes to determine if we should have our ticket punched (the eyes don't lie), "click-click" we are the privileged ones. We can continue on the life train and experience the good, the bad, and the ugly that 2012 will reveal.
The engineer will track the course for the year, as the steward washes off all the grease, grime, & sludge that accumulated during our 2011 ride on the giant H Class locomotive. We will continue our journey into 2012 afresh, anew, a crisp clean blank page ready to receive our entries.

The conductor looks at his Waltham Vanguard pocket watch and shouts...ALLLL ABOOORD!

It's now time for WE THE LIVING to step on board the 2012 Express, and as we do, we pause and glance at those who will not be boarding, all those who will remain on the platform, as we slowly leave the station.

Note: "We The Living" is just three words and there's no trademark/copyright on those three words but I associate them with, Ayn Rand. A great love story I read as a teenager. OMG! at one time I was a teenager? 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I Remember...Do YOU?

Thanks for the video, my Tennessee connection, Judith Hicks.

I've got three more to add:

The Good Humor Man pedaling his three wheel cart on your block, jingling the bells. You run to catch up to him because your mom delayed agreeing that you could have an ice cream but finally acceded as you promise to eat your entire supper. In his white uniform & cap asks, "What 'el you have" You ask for a Toasted Almond on a stick. He would open the box door, searching around to find your treat as the "smoke" rises up out of the dry ice refrigerated box. You think to yourself, please, oh please don't be out of Toasted Almond or you will have to go with your backup, an Orange Creamsicle. Then his arm rises out of the cold box like a magician pulls a rabbit out of a hat & hands it to you. You're all smiles. You hand him the money and he gives you your change from the shiny metal changer he has strapped to his waste. You watch him operate the magic changer, how does that thing work?

The Soda Fountain/Candy/Comic Book store. You climb on the soda fountain stool with the red vinyl top. The soda jerk asks for your order, what you really want is a Banana Split or a Hot Fudge Sunday but your mom only gave you enough for a soda, so out of your mouth comes. "chocolate egg cream". You watch him select the coke glass, depress the pump labeled "Chocolate", add the milk, and rotate the lever of the seltzer water (fissy) and places it on the counter in front of you. You wonder, how does he get the froth on top to be snowy white?

Baseball Card Bubble Gum: Boy oh day I opened the Bazooka wraper and I got the rare Gill Hodges of the Brooklyn Dodgers! WOW! My friend wanted to trade me Roy Campanella & Duke Snider ....NO WAY!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Digital Christmas - Christmas 2.0

As the right side of the video is truncated, once you click to start the video, click again which will link you to the You Tube original source and view it full screen.