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George Steinbrenner--End Of An Era.

"The sands of time, for me, are running low!" --Iron Maiden, from "Hallowed By Thy Name." Let me just say ...

PAIN--It Lets You Know You Are Still Alive!

"Stand and fight--say what you feel. Born with a Heart of Steel." --Manowar from "Heart of Steel" on KINGS OF ...

July 4th, 1775--The Experiment Begins!

"Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!" --from the movie "Independence Day" Right now, it is 22:56 hrs (10:56pm to those ...

D-Day: The Beginning Of The End Of "Festung Europa."

"How long, on this longest day/ until we finally make it home?" --Iron Maiden, from "The Longest Day" on A ...

Money Does Not Buy Wisdom...Nor Can Lucre Rent It!

"I believe in rags-to-riches/ and your inheritance won't last! So take your Grey Poupon, my friend/ and shove it up ...

Vista Ranch--Nearly One Year Later...

"The more things change--the less attractive they become." --Belinda Davis, my last girlfriend before I met my wife. Well, here's ...

Early Morning--13-Jun-2010

"In the cool, cool, cool of the morning/ that's when I'm coming home!" --Krokus, from "Stay Awake All Night" Grumble, ...

Recap of USDC Jury Service: $82.00 and 30 hours of no sleep.

"It's been so long, but welcome back my friends/ to The Show That Never Ends!" --from "The Score" by Emerson, ...

On The Last Week Of Call-Ins, USDC Gave To Me:

"You planned your life so carefully/ but you left out one deatil! The Hidden Hand deals just one round/ and ...

Memorial Day--It's Certainly More Than About Barbecues!

"Remember The Heroes/ Who Fought For The Right To Choose!" --Sammy Hagar, from "Remember The Heroes" on VOA To many ...

Luna House--Life And Death In The San Luis Rey Valley

"Home, Home again! I Like To Be Here--When I Can!/ And when I come home, cold and tired-- it's good ...

14-May-2010--On The Eastbound Sprinter--Dealing With A Mooch

"What is this world coming to? Beggars begging from beggars!" --Madame DeFarge (Madleine Kahn), in Mel Brooks' "HISTORY OF THE ...

One Way Or Another....

"This is it!/ Make no mistake where you are... You're going no further/ Until it's over and done-- One way ...

I Voted--But Will You?

"Duty Now--For The Future." --DEVO, from the back cover art of NEW TRADITIONALISTS. Well, well, lookie at what arrived in ...

Spring Colds--From "Feeling Well" to "Feeling Like Hell!"

"Just when I'm feeling chipper as I please/ that's when they show me all my sinus cavities!" --Alan Sherman, from ...

Zweibelfliesch--My First Time Cooking For A Ladylove

"Your first test in a love relationship--cooking a meal!" --Laura MacMillian, my third girlfriend, as she served a dish she ...

Patriotism vs Jingoism...Twins At Cross Purposes.

"Come sundown, don't you be hanging 'round... 'cos the Cowboy blow you away!" --Tesla, from "Modern-Day Cowboy" (my favorite Tesla ...

Sometimes, I Do Wonder...

"F$#@ THE POOR!" --From History Of The World Part One, written and directed by Mel Brooks. It seems to me ...

Mother's Day--Celebrate Her While You Still Can!

"Mother...tell your children not to walk my way!" --Glenn Danzig, from "Mother." Mother's Day has many special meanings to me. ...

In Two Weeks, I'm On-Call For Uncle Sam.

"Some folks would rather eat ca-ca than serve on a jury. No accounting for taste, eh?" --Katie Merrill (whom I ...

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