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Somewhere In South America,

The plane’s wheels hit the ground with a thud bounced again then skidded to the side and finally rested securely on god’s green earth or should I say mud.

” Nothing like riding the hills and valleys of cloud banks at six in the morning,” Estephan moaned to Kal as he jimmied the small plane’s door.

” At least you didn’t make the mistake of trying to partake of a the free can of tomato juice, ” which now resided discreetly in her lap. ” Grab that bag, I got the backpacks, look…over there Leila’s here already.”

Estephan glanced out the planes window ,coming towards them was a figure walking with such a rhythmic gait she looked as if she were dancing the rumba while she nimbly navigated the runway.


This passage is based on two experiences I had with small planes-  one while hitchhiking to the Bahamas after meeting a pilot in a casino in Florida, the other  while island hopping to Key West, small planes are like riding a 67 mustang in the air!

A typical hitchhiker’s gesture


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Did You Ever?

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Did you ever?
Life’s unanswerable questions conundrums paradoxes in daily existence
Did you ever watch the birds in your yard – why each has a specific character traits, mourning doves love to argue, one following the other stopping to do a tiff, then flying away a few feet- the other follows and they repeat that really endlessly –
Blackbirds, the traveling packs love to bathe , why they will bathe all day- by noon (if you put out water at 5:30 am) it  is brown and needs to be replaced ! Squeaky clean they are.
Blue jays have to announce they are coming for 5-10 mins. with caws usually, then they arrive in foursomes  all dressed in blue feathers.
Cardinals go two by two, one brown one red… red always scopes the area out first so brown may arrive in peace, somewhat like the secret service and presidents.
Sparrows arrive by pack 20 to 30 or more! and when they start a chatting grab the ear plugs and watch as they fly in a solid swarm dipping and rising as they go.
And finally hawks they are direct looking for breakfast only… when they come by, the party is over, everyone heads for places unknown.
So watch your garden for signs of life it is a world within a world within a world.
Why do singers work with people who compete with them ? I was watching a duet and one singer was singing away while the other waiting their turn would look down -look away make a  pained face -I was wondering when that singer was going to take a sign out that said look at me!
Then the duet began and as the refrain started the same singer began to try to vocally drown out the other singer – the singer was loud, then they competed for who would have the last vocalization at the end of each phrasing… it was painful to watch !
Lesson- never compete in art both parties usually lose and the audience most certainly does.
Can anyone tell me why it takes this–
to trim this—
I recently bought this,
and no longer wake neighbors, smell or pay for gas  or wait to fill my container at the pump, I love it!!! (today’s technology is 1000 percent better than say a 1960 hand mower lighter, shaper blades and doesn’t get caught in high grass!  )
Happy trails…
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Ugarte: You know, Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust.
FROM www.imdb.com and the movie Casablanca
Thanks to Google for Images

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Poetry Pit Stop – Electronic Leashes

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She carried an electronic leash

wherever she went

it SAID to her—

” Hello ”  how’s trix?,who said, she said, said what?, said when?, it can’t be, did you buy the tea?

the days went by

her ear became sore-

he said ?

she said ?

said what ?

said when?

it can’t be!

did you buy the tea?

the sun rose …

and the sun set…


pretty soon

her life was near its end,

her electronic leash SAID-



she took that electronic leash jumping out of her bed,


ran down the street and to the river’s edge

and as it SAID— he said, she said, said whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…


it hissed as it sank below the surface,


She sat at the river’s edge thinking, and winking at the fish as they swam by

soon a canoe glided near inquiring if she needed a lift to Kalamazoo ?

she  paddled away with her new friend-

no one ever heard of her again…


Some say she finally finished that novel of her’s and spent her time dancing in travelling gypsy shows,


but no one really knows…




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Teeny Weeny Quiz! Are You Earth Based Or Sky Based?

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Answer this question,

Did you ever see a falling star?



If the answer is no…you are earth based!


If the answer is yes… you are sky based!


Happy Tuesday…

FROM Wikipedia
Photo of a part of the sky during a meteor shower over an extended exposure time. The meteors have actually occurred several seconds to several minutes apart.
A meteoroid is a sand– to boulder-sized particle of debris in the Solar System. The visible path of a meteoroid that enters Earth’s (or another body’s) atmosphere is called a meteor, or colloquially a shooting star or falling star. If a meteor reaches the ground and survives impact, then it is called a meteorite. Many meteors appearing seconds or minutes apart are called a meteor shower. The root word meteor comes from the Greek meteōros, meaning “high in the air”.

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PGM Riddle Time – 5/19/10

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Riddle # 1 


“At night they come without being fetched, And by day they are lost without being stolen.” 


Riddle #2 


  1. What has a dark side and a light side, and holds the universe together?


 Mystery riddle 


#1 The Case of the Archaeological Dig  

“I’ve finally earned my place as assistant curator of the museum”, said Bob Hobbie to Max, the chief administrator of the Belgra Archeological Museum. “I moved West of the Pakistani dig site and we’ve just unearthed some wonderful coin artifacts.” 

“Why did you start digging in a new location?” asked Max. 

“One of the local villagers told me that, for many generations, his family had passed down a legend of a lost village and he found a map among his father’s things,” said Bob. “His father recently passed away”, he added. “The villager followed the map and led me to this site on the condition that if we discovered anything of value he would be paid one thousand dollars”, explained Bob. 

“And what is it that you found buried,?” asked Max. 

“It’s just terrific,” exclaimed Bob, “we found 3 gold coins of various sizes dated 400 B.C., and after properly dusting them off I found them to be in excellent condition.” “I quickly paid the villager to complete our verbal contract and keep him from trying to claim a portion of the discovery,” concluded Bob. After considering for a few moments, Max told Bob that when he returns home he should look for another job!! 











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(Vincent is smiling inside)

(Paul is laughing inside too)

( I think he’s laughing, but I’m not sure)

Have a good Wednesday Night!

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The Story Of Sol

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I talk about Sol, a drink I discovered while on a trek out to Montauk (on the island below NY city) it took us five hours from PA on a hot day through Brooklyn -getting lost in Brooklyn you know what that’s like- finally we made it to the inlet connecting to the final island and Montauk ,which is located at the tip of Long Island and is below sea level…

The sun was setting and we stopped to decompress at a seaside establishment, sitting outside as the sun set and spread across the horizon you felt enveloped by the sky,  being below sea level as I said, its hard to explain but you become engulfed by the elements.. and so there, I ordered my first Sol –

Suffice to say I can recapture that feeling every time I open a sol, but I never researched the sol phenomena,  here is a great description of this drink.



From www.drinksite.com

Drink Review on: Sol Cerveza
  la cerveza más grande, Aug 09, 2007
Reviewer: marshallkramer <!– – See all my reviews–>I have to say this is one of the finest beers around. i first started drinking Sol about 10 years ago on spring break in Mexico. and only about 5-6 years ago was i able to find it in our area in Pennsylvania. i have turned all of my friends onto it, and they all love it. it has a clean, crisp taste and is very refreshing. for people that have never tried it, i say “if you don’t like corona, you will love Sol”. most people think you need a lime to drink mexican beer. you don’t need lime or salt or anything to drink Sol. i have been told many times by my friends in Mexico that Sol is what Mexicans drink, they ship the cheap corona to the states for us to drink. next time you’re at the store and see Sol, pick up a case and enjoy.


Anyway that’s the story of Sol!

—  CDP Suffolk County, NY  —

The Montauk Lighthouse

Map showing the location of Montauk, New York on Long Island

Coordinates: 41°2′18″N 71°57′2″W / 41.03833°N 71.95056°W / 41.03833; -71.95056
Country United States
State New York
County Suffolk
Town East Hampton
 – Total 19.8 sq mi (51.2 km2)
 – Land 17.5 sq mi (45.3 km2)
 – Water 2.3 sq mi (5.9 km2)
Elevation 33 ft (10 m)
Population (2000)[1]
 – Total 3,851
 – Density 220.1/sq mi (85.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 11954
Area code(s) 631
FIPS code 36-48054
GNIS feature ID 0957540
Website www.montauk-online.com


FROM wikipedia Image from Google



I know I am repeating myself sometimes but I have not printed out all my posts, as  a good blogger should do, and sort them …then there is the problem of sporadically deleting posts after they have served their purpose… also I am an old bag , so there you have it… someday when I am  finally living on my 25 acre estate I will tend to those chores, till then…

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