You don't know me
You don't like me
You say you care less how I feel
How many of you would sit and judge me
Ever walked the Streets of Bakersfield...............
From the Kern County Desert....
Observations....
Commentary....
Small essays and other things that come to mind or suit me at the time.
All are welcome here, to my world, such that it is.
A walking contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction,
taking every wrong direction on his lonely way back home......

Serenity

Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me
Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't coming back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me

There's no place I can be
Since I've found Serenity
But you can't take the sky from me
"Sign on, young man, and sail with me. The stature of our homeland is no more than the measure of ourselves. Our job is to keep her free. Our will is to keep the torch of freedom burning for all. To this solemn purpose we call on the young, the brave, the strong, and the free. Heed my call, Come to the sea. Come Sail with me." -- John Paul Jones

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


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CT Scan Results

Got the letter in today's mail from my doc in Tehachapi.
CT scan did not show any new problems/no suspicious areas.
So far so good. I have to keep getting these until I am 61, which is not that far away.......................................

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter/Passover Weekend In The Desert

Did Saturday and part of today out by the Desert Tortoise Area. Weather was great and did a high speed ride in a friend's Sand Rail............Gotta get me one of those. Kids and dogs everywhere. Missus ORPO and I even brought stuff for the kids.
Good chow in Dutch Ovens and High Quality Malt Beverages were around as well.









































































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)