He's a poet.
He's a picker.
He's a prophet.
He's a pusher.
He's a pilgrim
and a preacher
and a problem when he's stoned
He's a walkin' contradiction partly truth and partly fiction
Taking every wrong direction on his lonely way back home

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
As the sun sinks west of the Mendocino county line

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Good Bye, Old Friend

Seems that another part of my life as it were, is now gone to the history books....................
The Most Venerable and Dependable LTV A-7 Corsair II is no longer in service.
The Hellenic Air Force today retired the last of The Corsairs.............
Yes, I did get a bit teary eyed.
Agreed, my tour in the Argonauts of Attack Squadron One Four Seven was fairly short..............I was still a Corsair Maintainer. That can never be taken away from me.
Not ever.
To all of us who turned the wrenches, chased the wires and hung the bombs..................
Clay Donaldson, Mike Williams, Tim Lobretto, Curtis Cain..........................and the others I knew.....That piece of our lives is gone.

The New Argonauts

Friday, October 17, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Ten Best KOSHER Delis in North America

My Facebook Friend, Melissa out of Chicago had this one up today. It is a slow day as there was some digestive issues and such this morning very early. It is nice that today is a paid holiday for federal employees................................
Only one of them is close and it is in Los Angeles. Two hours or so to LA..................I may have to check out the Pico Kosher Deli!

Deli: Pico Kosher Deli
City: Los Angeles
If you’re looking for one of the best chicken Matzo ball soups in Los Angeles, or have a hankering for an incredible turkey club, then you better check out the Pico Kosher Deli in sunny Los Angeles. The first kosher deli in the city, and around since 1968, Pico’s offers excellent food is made with care that’s been perfected over years.
Dang! That Pastrami Sandwich looks so Delicious!


Monday, October 06, 2014

Saturday, October 04, 2014

MCAS Miramar Air Show 2014

It was hot at the Show.
Really Hot. I spent a ton of money on bottled water.
Got three cool T Shirts, a raffle ticket for Royal Enfield Military Motorcycle, A set of cool dog tags with my name and the usual for Missus ORPO.
It was a good day.......I even hung around for the Blue Angels. I haven't watched them fly since I was still in the Navy at NAS Whidbey Island WA.
Without further ado, here are some pictures of the day..............

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)