Friday, November 24, 2017


In Seattle for a bit, seeing the kids and grands,  and a few old colleagues in the medical world.

Emily, for some reason, had never cooked a turkey before......,though she has hosted more than a couple thanksgiving get-to-gathers. Well, this year she did, used the brining process and all. Here's the result, with gravy and mashed attending.

I hope you and yours had a good time. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

decades ago, and thousands of miles away

Does it make any different, these decades ago? I don't know. I maybe should know, but I don't. It was so far away, and a different life. Those kids, me, on those choppers, manning those 50's, picking up the wounded, were not who we, I am now. They were, I did those things, but I'm not the same person.
Well wishes to those like me. Here's to us, damn few of us left.

Thursday, November 9, 2017


Equal parts elk, pork....then some breadcrumbs, egg, parmesan cheese, seasonings, browned in olive oil, then simmered in a marinara sauce. Served over pasta. 

The video is just in case you'd forgotten that Ry Cooder is one of the premier guitar players, slide guitar, and songwriters of our generation. 


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Life moves on

From a few weeks ago, the kid across the street with my fly stuff, rods, etc. Happy to see it carrying on, how it should be.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Same old, same old.....

Old military saying, meaning generally that things are the same now as ever was.

Today's headlines are old news. Yawn. 20 plus killed in shooting in Texas, an open carry state that prides it'self on being armed against things like this.  5 year old shot, pregnant women shot, on and on. Old news, probably not to many steps until the orange in chief proclaims them as 'fake news', when it doesn't fit his agenda.

My two readers, old newspaper man, should advise me if this kind of thing is going to be 'below the fold' in a year or so. 58 in Las Vegas, 26 in Texas, and more, many more, to come. And we still hear the same old lines.

It's a problem of mental health, mental disease our 'president' proclaims from abroad. Ok, let's assume that's true.

Why then did the 'president' and current gop cut from the budget vast amounts for the treatment of mental disease?  Is there a logic there?

It's old fucking news, and it'll happen again, and we'll all start to accept it. And gun sales will go up, each time one of these incidents happen the gun used becomes the most popular gun sold, and dealers run out of the model. Isn't this a bit disturbing?  "Oh look, Johnny! Let's go get a couple of those, must  be good guns!"  "Ok, dad, great!"

I wonder what's the point anymore.  The democratic party is in shambles. In any other decade we'd have a democratic house, senate and presidency. Instead, it's a circular firing squad, to quote NPR describing the demo leadership.

We're fucked, ladies and gentleman. I doubt I'll see the 2020 election, and I'm actually happy about that.

Friday, November 3, 2017

It's back

Been snowing since early evening, not the first of the year, that was a month ago, but this is the one that's not going to go away until April or May.  In another month or so it'll be to the top of the fence.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween in Seattle

The youngest, Emily:

The youngest grandchild, Fiona. She went as an angel, but somehow her halo didn't make it. Coincidence? I think not.....