Rode Hard and Put Away Hungry

I met three buddies at a Tucson gas station at 8:30 this morning for a ride to the Cycle World Motorcycle Show in Phoenix. Good thing I choked down an English muffin at home first, because we rode two hours to Phoenix without a stop, spent two-and-a-half hours at the strangely food-free show venue, then […]


My Past Life Diagnosed

My, what won’t they think of next?

Your past life diagnosis: I don’t know how you feel about it, but you were female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere in the territory of modern Oceania around the year 1750. Your profession was that of a sailor or shoemaker.

Your brief psychological profile […]


Prevailing Dearth, Punctuated by Brief Rants

The blogiverse managed to survive October without much input from me. I’ve been hashing, and what little I’ve written lately’s over at the other blog. But I feel I owe this blog something, even if only a summary of events and a couple of cheap shots at our betters.

So far this month I’ve set […]


After the War

Another letter from my father, describing some of his experiences at the end of WWII in the Pacific, when he was a crewman on the USS Bolster, an auxiliary repair ship:

At the end of WWII the USS Bolster was on its way to Ulithi Atoll to join the assembled fleet poised for the invasion […]


Eat the Rich (Part II)

I came home yesterday and found a notice taped to my door: Weblog Protective Services says if I don’t hurry up and write some entries, they’re gonna take my blogs away and give them to Kevin Federline.

So here’s what I’m working on: a letter to the authorities protesting first-class security screening lines at airports. […]