Weekend with Taylor

Our granddaughter Taylor’s visiting from Las Vegas, so we put her on Polly’s bike and took her slumming with the Trail Trash this morning. We met the rest of the Trash at our neighborhood coffee shop, then rode to Agua Caliente Park and back, around 12 miles in all. Taylor stayed glued to my rear […]


My Son Chides Me for Not Blogging Enough

I missed this somehow, but back in February Avedon Carol linked to one of my entries. Wow! Mister Big Time, that’s me.

Conversation overheard while drinking coffee after last weekend’s bicycle ride:

“You know, kids can’t say the Pledge of Allegiance in school any more.”

“I know. Isn’t it terrible?”


Separated at Birth?

Is there something about my new car . . .

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. . . or is it just me?



Shakeup in the US Air Force

Some thoughts on Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ sacking of USAF Secretary Wynn and Chief of Staff Moseley:

The nuclear weapons SNAFUs described in the linked article were too serious to excuse, and ample reason to replace senior leadership. I can’t say I saw it coming, but I did wonder, back in 1992, what then-USAF […]


I’ve Got a Secret

Some maniac went on a cross-town cop-shooting rampage today. From what I see on the news, he shot a policeman on the west side of Tucson, then shot two additional pursuing policemen as he headed east. They caught him somewhere in my neighborhood. One policeman is on life support and not expected to live. I’m […]


Belated Memorial Day Post

From a letter written by my grandfather in the days immediately following World War I, postmarked Verdun, 3/15/1919:

Dear Father,

Have not written to you for quite a while so will let you know that we are still working as usual. I do not get to run around at all and see very little of […]