Watching Redeye (Jedidiah Bila in the Leg Chair)
Mother, Mother Ocean
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker
Counted the Stars
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
Friday, May 30, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Thought perhaps all would like to read this piece from Townhall. It is quite moving. There will be dust in the air.........................
And Touched The Face Of God
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of—wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark nor even eagle flew—
And, while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
John Gillespie Magee
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
I have had a 1918 SMLE, No3, MkIII since I was 15. I will be 60 in September.
Everything else smaller is for sissies, with the exception of the .30-06 Springfield, the .308 WCF(7.62 by 51) and the 7.62 by 54R/Mosin Nagant.
Photos of the British WW1 .303 P14 Enfield sniper rifle : theBRIGADE
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
All comments are welcome....................
I decided the blog need some Intruders for certain. I did two tours in that outfit, VA-128. The first one was as a FRAMP Instructor and the second was as Airframes LPO, Phase LPO and TAD to Station Restriction Barracks.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Friday, May 16, 2014
In a way it is kind of sad that we are being carpet bombed with this.
I leave it to the reader to decide for yourself.
I could not leave with out it................................
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
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.
It was a Great Show for a Worthy Cause!
SPC Jerral Hancock of Lancaster was severely wounded in Iraq and is in need of a house that is set up for his needs and that of his two kids.
Gary Sinise and The Lt. Dan Band and The Gary Sinise Foundation stepped up.
|This Man Rocks!|
|The medal was made by a group from Lancaster High School and one was given to every veteran at the concert.|
|A somewhat better shot of the medal.|
Friday, May 09, 2014
These are from Tecate in Mexico and I do like them all. Quite flavourful, I must say!
|Death Rides A Pale Horse Blond Ale|
|DOA IPA. Hop on and Ride!|
|Pay The Ferryman! The best name I have ever seen for a brew!|
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Monday, May 05, 2014
We stopped by the Cost Plus World Market in Bakersfield before dinner and the Condors Game on Saturday.
I purchased this stash. The names and a recommendation were instrumental.
I will let you all know how they taste when I have them.