Dearest Beloveth

Found poetry, composed of subject lines from spam email sent to my Yahoo! account:

#FIRSTNAME# hey, With due respect, Hi. I want a business partner.

Open the attached, Read carefully, Please help me from this danger, My financial benefit and yours too.

Congratulations!!! Your email has won you One Million! Great joy kindly open the […]


Chorizo and Eggs

It’s what’s for breakfast. Life is good.

At Saturday's wedding: Ed, Gail, Paul, Donna, Darrell

On Saturday, we attended an opulent wedding and reception. Our friends have married off three daughters and a son, and any one of those weddings would have bankrupted us. We love our friends and are delighted they can send […]


Memorial Day Post

I’m thinking of my dad, a Navy and Air Force veteran, who passed away on May 31st, 2007 … almost four years ago.

When I was talking to my tour group about the WWII aircraft on display at the Pima Air & Space Museum a few days ago, I was thinking about the young men […]


The Tour

I led my first tour at the Pima Air and Space Museum this morning. How’d it go? Pretty well, I think.

My friend Frank brought a group of 25 wedding guests to the museum this morning. It wasn’t an “official” tour with regular air museum guests … my first one of those is next Wednesday […]


The Perfect Is the Enemy of the Good

Clearly, blog output has an inverse relationship to fun. What’s got my fun meter pegged? My first solo tour at the Pima Air & Space Museum, now less than 24 hours away. I’ve been cramming: memorizing facts about aircraft ancient and modern, deciding which planes to skip over and which to concentrate on, finding a […]


Paul’s Book Reviews (Sci-Fi & Fantasy)

“We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck.” — M.T. Anderson, Feed

Zero Station, by Amanda Hamm I mistakenly downloaded this to read on my Nook. Billed as a novella, it isn’t even a short story … more like a pitch for a story idea. A good […]


Paul’s DVD Reviews

“You just got your ass handed to you by a goddamned retiree! ” — Rebecca Pidgeon as Cynthia Wilkes in Red

The Kids Are All Right (2010) I don’t doubt this movie drives right-wingers, evangelicals, and all the other homophobes crazy, but you know what? It’s a great film about family, full of heart, and […]


Oh, that Annie Jacobsen

So there’s a new book out: Area 51: an Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base, by Annie Jacobsen. On Tuesday, May 17, Annie discussed her book with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show. Naturally, I watched. You can watch too, if you wish: