July 11th, 2017
At the risk of overblogging (is that a word?) about chickens, I felt I needed to report to you, dear readers, about the latest predation on my small flock of hens. A red-tailed hawk has moved into the neighborhood.
(Photo stolen shamelessly from the Internet.)
December 2nd, 2016
I’ve known for many years that my hearing sucked. I had long attributed this to my four years of active duty in the Army in the early 1980s, but I later saw an audiogram taken when I first joined the Army and there was marked hearing loss even then. I know I had a lot of ear infections as a kid, but lots of kids have those without much hearing loss. I shot 22s (and an occasional 45 or 12-gauge shotgun) a lot as a teen and never used hearing protection, but none of my friends I shot with had hearing damage from that.
October 4th, 2016
After another leisurely breakfast, Los Three Amigos headed back to take in La Turie and Eze, which would hopefully be open on this non-Monday day of the week. And they were.
May 30th, 2016
Well, having survived the winter here, having a job offer for after Demob, and having no home or job to return to in California, I have decided to stay here in New York. For at least a few years, in any case. To that end, I’m buying a house.
August 31tst, 2015
Fort Drum, NY
For the most part we have civilian Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) at our clinic who room patients, do vitals, and get the history of why they want to be seen. We also have a handful of medics who do the same. The two best medics are known as “M&M” since their last names both begin with M. They were both working with me on Saturday for a special clinic to knock out school physicals, as it is that time of year.
May 29th, 2015
Was part of a cool rescue of a lost 24-year-old this week. My GoPro had a dead battery (grrr!) but I started my point and shoot camera in video mode and handed it to a deputy who filmed the hoist. Original video here. CBS News story here. RMRU write up here.
It was a Good Day.
July 24th, 2014
Camp Parks, Calif.
It’s that time of year again and I’m in uniform for two weeks with the Army Reserve. My Sustainment Brigade is lead on a logistics exercise in the Bay Area of California. Half of us are at Camp Park (East of Oakland, near Livermore), the other half at the Port of Alameda (adjacent to Oakland).
Mount Diablo Behind The Command Post