Spam and Ramps and Trams, Oh My!

Yesterday and today the comment spam folders at my three blogs were less than a quarter full — not that they’re of a fixed size, but in comparison to the daily volume of spam the blogs have been getting. Is it too soon to hope the bots have decided to write off?

It’s a […]


Two-Wheeled Trutherism (& a Doggie Update)

California coast, 1970

If you read my motorcycle posts you know I’m a biker truther. That’s what they’re calling members of the motorcycling community who are beginning to question police and media accounts of what happened in Waco, Texas last Sunday, when nine bikers were killed by gunfire and another eighteen injured during an […]


Thursday Bag o’ Dementia

Donna saw me putting on my air museum shirt and pants yesterday and wished me a good morning at the zoo. Thus it begins, the slide toward senile dementia. It’s not Donna I’m worried about, it’s me: after dozing off while reviewing my museum notes I woke up to discover I was on Wikipedia, boning […]


Our Dogs’ Very Bad No Good Awful Scary Morning

This morning we took our dogs to the veterinary clinic at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.* Schatzi goes in every January for a checkup and shots as required. We took Maxie too, so that both our girls will be on the same schedule from here on out.

Of course we’ve cared for Schatzi since she was […]


The Best Present

Remember me telling you about the tangled history of Maxie, our newly-adopted dachshund? We’ve been worried that Lauren, Lorrie’s daughter … and Maxie’s most recent owner … might want her puppy back some day, and no wonder … the dog is absolutely loveable, and who wouldn’t want her back?

Donna with Schatzi & Maxie, […]


Dogs Make Everything Better

We adopted a second dachshund yesterday. Her name is Maxie. We think she’s a year or so younger than Schatzi.

Schatzi (left) and her new playmate Maxie

The dog was originally a boyfriend’s pet. Maxie (full name Maxine) wound up with the girlfriend, who is the daughter of our friend Lorri, moving from apartment […]


Birthday & Road Trip Photoblogging

It’s my birthday. This one’s a millstone milestone: the big 65. When I was a child, I looked up Halley’s Comet in the encyclopedia and figured out that I would be 40 when it came again in 1986 … unimaginably far in the future, and thinking of myself as a 40-year-old man was equally unimaginable […]