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The clock ticks ever closer to my escape to the beaches of the Dominican Republic. This year will mark the third meeting of The Los Gringos Refugee Club and the first reunion of the victorious forces from The Siege at Los Gringos, as not only will Ginger and The Earl be there but Rock and […]

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2017... The Year That Was

Welcome to 2018. For those of you that are alive reading this, raise your hand if you never thought you would reach this day. Don’t bother raising your hand Uncle Jeremiah, I know that you’re surprised every day to wake up, so I’ll take you as a given. The rest of you can lower your […]

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A Streams Gotta Come From Somewhere

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One of the things that I enjoy when I travel is meeting new people. Since circumstances were what they were this year, that opportunity didn’t present itself very much this time around. In fact the only new person I became acquainted with this year was Head Waters. Oh sure, I had contact with the local […]

'Formerly Known As...'

“I said to him, ‘Just so you understand’, and I looked him straight in the eye.” Rock does the universal sign language for ‘I’m watching you’ as he recounts the final showdown with the Captain. “’This is their final offer, you have until Sunday to accept it or it is off the table, and it […]

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The Siege at Los Gringos

I consider myself a lucky man. Not because I have achieved great fortune or risen to the pinnacle of my profession. Not because I have done great things or played a part in world shaping events. I am a lucky man because of the people I have met over my lifetime, people that have helped […]

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I received a communique from Rock some 48 hours ago. He told me that he and Stream were packed and ready to go. He also inquired as to the weather, noting that the weather network said that there was rain in our area. I wrote a reply saying that yes there had been a few […]

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On a normal day, in my normal life, I get out of bed and moan internally and sometimes externally as  I get my body into motion. I have too many small nagging pains that will be aggravated if I were to bound out of bed and meet the day at the high speed that I […]

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The 2015 Similar

I could write about what is happening south of my border in Trumpville. There is no shortage of fodder from his first week as president of the Divided States of America. He has signed a record number of executive orders that have a price tag in the billions, he has authorized an attack on foreign […]

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A Glance Back... 2016

I started the year absolutely reeling from the events of the previous year. 2015 had come up one personal death short of an alternate movie title, with three deaths and a wedding. It wasn’t really a good year to know me. I think I spent the first few months of 2016 looking over my shoulder […]

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Can I Pay With Dimes?

I’ve been working on my winter get-away. Checking flight dates and prices and I don’t know about you… but I’m getting kind of excited.  It is true that I have not yet spent a dime on anything but I have been collecting them and I believe that I have enough piled up in the closet […]

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