Shane

Olympic Pride

Okay Olympics it is… I love the Olympics.   If you don’t like the Olympics you should be ashamed. No matter where you are reading this you are from some country or other, and unlike the Winter Olympics, virtually every country on the planet is represented in the Summer Games. So your country is in […]

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You Decide... I'm Busy.

I know… I know… I didn’t even give you something old last week… my bad.   In my defense I have been busy and I have been writing but I’m not getting anything done. You know how that is, you put in the hours on a task and in the end when you look at […]

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Comfortable Things

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  December 2013   When I was young, I’m talking 4 to 6 years old, I had a security blanket. Much like Linus Van Pelt of Peanuts fame, I carted that thing around with me all over the house. It never traveled outside our doors that I can remember, but I do remember lying on […]

A Good Book

Do you hear that? THAT’S RIGHT IT’S SILENCE!!!   We put them all on a plane and after two days of Honey’s intense cleaning we have managed to reclaim half of our house. Thankfully it’s the half we use. The basement sleeping quarters still lay in rubble. It is an area that can wait.   […]

Lazy Larry

Theresa May is to become Britain’s newest Prime Minister. I read in the New York Times that she is due to take up residence at 10 Downing Street immediately and that she will be greeted by Larry the cat. This made me laugh as I had written about Larry a few years ago, it was […]

Beach Day

Day four or is it five?  Honey is losing steam. Her grandma mode is fading and everyday she seems just that much more worn out. I think I can use this to my advantage.   “You know Honey,” I would say, “if we lived on an island thousands of miles away they are less likely […]

Grumpa

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There is one real advantage to getting out of bed in what others would consider the middle of the night, the solitude. You are not really alone but at four in the morning you’re pretty damn close.   I personally like it, not the days when I’m getting up to go to work but the […]

The Los Gringos Refugee Club- Part 1

It’s June and here I am thinking about winter get-a-ways. This is because I have received two communications in the last week to do with said subject. The first came from Ginger and The Earl. The second came from a couple Honey and I met two years ago, Rock and Stream. I had a hard time […]

The Los Gringos Refugee Club- Part 2

February 2015   The Afternoon Shift   When we last left our merry band of refugees they were parked in a cantina in Rio San Juan enjoying a cold beverage on a hot day.   Rio San Juan is a city/town of about 9,000 people. Most of which were not to be seen on that […]

The Los Gringos Refugee Club- Part 3

February 2015   The Night Shift   Okay this is the last shift… I promise. The whole thing is starting to sound like a story from a six year-old. “Then we… and then we… and then I said…” You get my point, so I will try to make this brief(ish).   It gets dark in […]