I grew up in that fundametalist world where Red Dawn was prophecy and the best that I could hope for was dying a martyr for either country or religion.
I tuned in to 99.9 this weekend to find the non-stop stream of Christmas music. This song, sung by the lounge singing great, Frank Sinatra, came around. How many people know the song “Happy Holidays!” is the flagship song of a movie called Holiday Inn starring Bing Crosby, Fred Astair and Margorie Reynolds? It was … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
Anything, be it a person, place, thing or idea, that has to be wrapped up in a lie is not worth a person’s time.
Looking back, I feel like I’ve missed summer entirely. Yet I know I did everything possible to enjoy it.
That incident in particular gave rise to our favorite line, “Hold on! I’m going to do something stupid!”
No one who sat back and simply waited for rescue got it.
Sometimes, I feel like a has-been. At least I’m not a never-was.
Sometimes I wonder if Buck likes my little car. He’s a straight-up, V8, American Muscle kind of guy, and he gives me a hard time about my Celica. It doesn’t help that I woefully miscalculated the horsepower to weight ratio for it when I agreed to drag race it against his 1969 Dodge Charger. I … Continue reading A 130hp GoCart
When you drive a CJ, you must handle the CJ.
A senior park ranger I worked with years ago told me that how you dress, especially in uniform, is a sign to visitors of your skills. “If you wear your uniform like a slob, chances are your skills are sloppy,” he said.