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A Classic Footrace

The most ludicrous spectacle I have ever witnessed in my entire life occurred in the late '90s in the parking ...

The $300 Gnat

I used to haul Hazardous Waste from CA clear to PA and GA, and it was a fairly serious gig: ...

Excerpt From A Nautical Classic...

"...gave forth the cheering order that called each man to his station, to perform the desired evolution. The confident assurances ...

Excerpts From A Mountaineering Classic...

"Now Leo and Erich were introduced to the Concerto of the Eiger Stonefall. The score is richly orchestrated. There are ...

Schopenhauer Was The Man...

"Just as the wayfarer only surveys and recognizes the road he has come when he reaches some high place and ...

We're Losing The Wrong Ones...

With nothing but respect and perhaps a twinge of sadness, I noted the passing of Jerry Schad earlier this week. ...

Sage the Tyger

THE TYGER (from Songs Of Experience, 1794) +++++++++++++++ Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal ...

Illusion Dweller

REQUIEM ++++++++ Under the wide and starry sky, Dig the grave and let me lie. Glad did I live and ...

A Tribute To J.R.

My friend J.R. passed away almost nine years ago, but I still miss him. He was a classic character... he ...

Walking In Jefferson's Footsteps

In my own small circle, I'm known for walking the ground in historic locations. Pioneer cemeteries with the graves of ...

Isla Norte

I made my first voyage to Isla Norte on August 11, 1992. This is the outermost island of Islas Los ...

For The Birds

I once pulled an avian rescue via big truck. I was dragging a load of lead solder waste from Otay ...

Vision Quest At Vedauwoo

I'll never forget the first time I laid eyes on Vedauwoo. My very first thought was: "THIS PLACE IS MAGICAL!!!" ...

Mysterious & Magical Mt. Livermore

This is an account of my visit to Mt. Livermore, TX, early in the year 2007. Mt. Livermore is situated ...

"And I'll Take Some To Go..."

One of the more pleasant aspects of OTR or Over-The-Road Truck Driving is what I call "The Grand Culinary Adventure"---traveling ...

The Blue Angels Of Truck Driving

This short tale concerns an incident which occurred on I-10 a few miles west of Deming, NM. If you know ...

Flyin' High

In January, 1999, I received a citation for speeding in the "Land of Enchantment", otherwise known as the State of ...

Mexican Adventure

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a well-publicized series of brutal murders shocked residents and law enforcement officials throughout ...

Sturm Und Drang In The Shadow Of El Cap

Drive through Lakeside and head east on El Monte Road, and you soon will arrive at El Monte Park. This ...

The Cult Of The Laser

Note: Story first appeared in 1993, but this is the original unedited version. I always wanted readers to experience this ...

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