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Update from Board-And-Care Row...

Hey, gang. I am sorry that I haven't been blogging like I should, but things have been going topsy-turvy here ...

Holiday Greetings From Vista's Board-And-Care Row.

This is my neighborhood now--Vista's Board And Care Row. Living at Mike & Suzanne's would not be, to some, "living"--but ...

Under the knife I went...

Hi, guys and gals! Sorry I have not had a chance to catch up on my blogging, but I was ...

Wenn Schon--Denn Schon!

"Wenn Schon--Denn Schon" (German for "If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing!) "Wenn Schon--Denn Schon"...my new outlook on life. For ...

Robbiebear's In Love!

We've known each other since 1993-- we first met on the Open Unit at Tri-City BHU in Oceanside. She shared ...

140 lbs gone since 8/25/2011

August 25th, 2011-- they do not hold out much hope for me. My CHF is going heavy-duty, and I've got ...

Remember The Pain Of Our Heroes

They found him at the back of Oceanside Pier on a grey, cold, overcast Spring day. He just returned from ...

July 4th--America's Day In The Sun!

"The Tree Of Liberty Must Be Nourished From Time To Time With The Blood Of Tyrants and Patriots." --Thomas Jefferson ...

Laundry Day At Santa Fe House

Here at Santa Fe House, one of the rules is that you have to get your laundry done at least ...

Sailor, Mother, and Father In One--One For My Dad!

In 1979, we became shipmates. GM & Bops dropped me off with you while you were "top kick" at Lemoore ...

Don't Bury Me, I'm Not Dead Yet!

"You shouldn't have buried me...I'm not dead yet!" — Freddy Krueger, from *A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream ...

An End And A Beginning

"This time, when I'm leaving-- Who cares where I go?" Fight, from "Reality...A New Beginning" on WAR OF WORDS 21-September-11 ...

What Have We In The Coinstar Tonight?

"Wherever you go--there you are!" --from "BUCKAROO BANZAI" It was 21:30 hours, and the weather had cooled off enough to ...

My Trip Through My Living Hell Just Got Longer...

"Living through this...HELL! Can't Someone Break the Spell?" -- Judas Priest, from "Fever" on SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE Four weeks ago, ...

Der Vista Weinerschnitzel Is Alles Kaput? SEHR AUSGESEICHNET!!

"Nothing brasses off a teacher of the Language of Goethe more than to insist that 'Weinerschnitzel' is German for 'Hot ...

Going Back To Something I Enjoy...

""Full moon is standing, the sky is black... I heed your call--I'm coming back!" --Judas Priest, from "Desert Plains" on ...

Toy Weaponry.

"Yet another fool Darwined out of the gene pool!" --A co-worker from Securitas, upon my telling him about a cop ...

Sitting In Front Of My Crock Pot...

Hey, gang! Right now, I'm just sitting in front of my crock-pot. Inside, I have a stew made up of ...

Thanksgiving And The Story Of The "Oilball."

"It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!" --from a "non-dairy-spread" TV ad I saw in my younger days. Here's something ...

Update For 23-Nov-2010

"You're In For Surprise, You're In For Shock!" --Judas Priest, from "The Ripper." Hey, gang! LPR here, and things have ...

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