- Dowell, Illinois, US
- July 15
- born in Illinois. 5 year Navy veteran. Married for 26 years (not counting the first five when we just cohabited. 4 kids, 6 grandkids, 3 brothers 2 living, 2 sisters 1 living, a mother living, a father not living. 1 dog a labradoodle, and a current cat population of 2/6 (If you count feral kittens )
I've done a lot of jobs in my life, from shill at a carnival burlesque show to making medium caliber ammunition. I built inkjet printers, embedded computer boards, restored and repaired both cars, motorcycles and electronics. I read, write, and do arithmetic (albeit poorly)
My wife claims that I have more useless knowledge than anyone on earth and resultingly no one will play trivial pursuit with me anymore. I do play pinohcle but due to my inability to cheat I don't win very often. Recently disabled I turned to Open Salon to re-engage my writing bug.
Update add one cocker spaniel to the list and maybe just shoot me.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Whining and Self Pity (once
December 03, 2013 10:53AM
- No Road Back to Eden (pt.
November 12, 2013 11:05AM
- There's No Road Back to Eden
November 02, 2013 09:29AM
- There's No Road Back to Eden
October 30, 2013 10:41AM
- A Few Really Bad and Possibly
October 27, 2013 10:09AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “One of my few friends is
a man who has fought his
December 03, 2013 10:58AM
- “sorry this sucks so
November 22, 2013 11:37AM
- “Chicken wings amaze
just like going
November 22, 2013 09:29AM
- “Namaste Kathy.”
November 22, 2013 09:24AM
- “I once found a first
pressing in a discount store's
bin. I too found
November 22, 2013 09:21AM
A velvet cloak draws down close
the night is a warm blanket that hides the frightening truth of dawn
hiding under the translucent glow of
early morning violet
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Updike's Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom is to me a sort of mirror. A reflection of many parts of me. His fears, his regrets, the pain that no one person in his life seems to recognize. The anguish of losses, his perpetual fear of having done the wrong things. His stifled voice.
That… Read full post »
I would say that I am one of many who find holidays and birthdays the most depressing things in life. I find them to be both overwhelming and depressing since the natal anniversary always seems to find me wallowing in self pity for the life I've wasted.
Don't get me wrong,… Read full post »
This is something that I have to say while I can. You are my hero, my friend, my rock in this world. You always have been and always will be. What ever I've learned about life is what I've gotten from you. You taught me how to accept,… Read full post »
I know I'm an infrequent poster these days and while I see many familiar names I don't know if any remember me. That's cool, I can dig it.If you want to be well known you have to play the game. So what fame around here I used to have is gone.… Read full post »
My mom is a hero, she made it through a hard life, a big family, and number of disasters with her smile intact and her love for us all unimpacted. She came from little, she married young and had six children.
We were all of us beholden to her… Read full post »
I hate getting old, my heroes evaporate like so much mist on the breeze. We lost Jonathan Winters today. Okay, he WAS 87 years old so it isn't like it was early, it is just that I have to accept the end of my own life as an eventuality as the… Read full post »
Thick smoke and pulsing strobes combined with the thudding electronic beat of dance music wipe out any chance of comfort. Combined with the hazy blue glow of a black light that highlights the tiny flourescent fibers in her costume.
Her steps timed to the beat she struts, in dangerously high pla… Read full post »
I was born in an age of giants. Well, at least to us and in that time we saw them as giants. Guitar hero is a term now mostly applied to a video game where people pretend to be those guitar gods of yore. Men like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Rick… Read full post »
I suppose I'm famous for my whining and self pity so this shouldn't surprise or offend too many of you. I am a failure. I admit it, a complete and total waste of humanity. I have never prospered or done anything significant in my whole useless life. How do I know… Read full post »