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....
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......


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

Sunday, April 13, 2014

BevMo run today.

The Missus was a bit under the weather today. I made an errand run to Palmdale and Lancaster. BevMo became an unscheduled stop.

The Floor is now Open...........................

Seems being on a flight deck on a sunny day with wind over the deck has consequences..............
Old AF Sarge would concur, I assure you as would The WSO.
The Sunburn on Saturday Morning.

This morning presented this.
All things aside, it was still one of the best days I have had since I retired.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Family and Friends Day Cruise on USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76

I was so lucky today, April 9. Blogbud, Christopher Goodrich and his daughter, The WSO got me a trip out to sea on USS Ronald Reagan CVN 76.
Damn, it was a Blast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here are some pictures of the event. I shot an amazing number and this is but a sample of them.
To our most esteemed Blog Buds, MSGT Buck and CDR Bill Paisley we missed you dear friends..........

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)