Sunday, January 18, 2015


I don't know how it happened, but I'm and elderly person at the age of 60. I agree with all of the advice from this video. All of you younger persons: please keep this in mind. At 60 it means a lot:


Resolution evokes good memories.

My New Years resolution is to walk my Deuce every day. (Deuce is a labrador).

Here's a picture of us at Dauphin Island

I've been doing great, only missed two days so far!

Our 2 mile trek takes us through the neighborhood where there is hardly any traffic and everyone waves to us. I've taken to carrying small dog bicuits with me to throw to the dogs along the route. Sort of like a puppy mardi gras parade.

As long as Deuce is mellow, this walk gives me time to think about things or think about nothing. It's very carthartic for me. There are certain areas that
remind me from my childhood:
This picture of pine needles on the side of the road brings me way back.

My cousins lived way back in the woods on a few acres on Hunt Road in Kingston, New Hampshire. It was such a wonderful place to be as a young child: plenty of land to explore, a fantastic swing in "the grove" and it was far away from the world. I'm sure it's a huge subdivision now, but back in the 1960's it was sooo wonderful. The smell of pine was everywhere! I will never forget our times there.

My first communion with my older brother and sister

I think that my New Years resolution was one I'll stick to.

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Vietnam veterans were stereotyped and demonized to such a great extent that even the widows of deceased servicemen received late-night harassing phone calls. It has been said by some that at no point in our country's history have our veterans been hurt more by our own countrymen than by the enemy. For many vets, the homecoming was often a powerful first encounter that made their adjustment to civilian society more difficult. This is the story of a Kentucky base that felt it was time to give these veterans the welcome home they never received. Produced, shot and edited by Dave Annarino.

From The Veterans' Site blog

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Good Parents

To all homophobics and racists, please stop watching now.

This is a video of two men in a relationship going through their daily lives with three young children.

I don't care about the conservative christian idiots who object to this, I love this video.