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

Friday, February 05, 2010

A Winter's Day in the High Desert

Downtown Cal City!
Wind Turbines along the Tehachapi Mountains just outside of Mojave.
The boneyard at Mojave Airport. Ex Air Canada 767s including the world famous Gimli Glider.
Ballast Regulator on the UP Main 1 from Mojave to Tehachapi.
Lots of these in the Tehachapi/Mojave area!
I went to the Doctor in Tehachapi today for a check up and such. I took the Z612. I also had to hit the Stater Brothers Market in Mojave for some Diet Pepsi for the Missus. They had a coupon with four twelve packs for ten bucks.


Parrothead Jeff said...

Great pics there, Glenn! I think we need more of those wind turbines - not a bad idea to augment what we already have working. Nuke plants wouldn't be too bad, either.

Good deal on the Diet Pepsi, but I'd probably have used it for targets ;-) Which reminds me - we are going to have to go shooting, right?

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

Oh yes, we are!

Buck said...

It goes without sayin' that there were NO wind turbines on the ridges back in my day... but we have a LOT of 'em in this part o' the world. Lotsa wind here.

Old Retired Petty Officer said...

Our wind is due to waxman, pelousi, boxer and feinstein. :-)

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

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