Friday, April 29, 2016


It was a good week for precious metals.  Bad news for that worthless paper money in your pocket.  81,85,62,0,W

Thursday, April 28, 2016

48 hours

That's all it took to get the new brake lines delivered - from Keller, Texas.  Forgot I also need new compression washers so I ordered those today from a different vendor - in Miami, Florida.  I don't think those will travel quite as fast.  85.92.61,0,W

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

fresh cut

Ben was trolling Facebook today and came across this message.  Looks like I'm in store for another feed run soon.  This even makes my mouth water.  80,86,61,0,B

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Started working on the go kart today.  Got a buyer so I gotta get her cleaned up.  New brake lines and gas tank coming but she still runs like a charm.  Little extra TLC and I will have the bucks for a new cart for my paramotor.  Gonna be going up and down with wheels since my factory issued landing gear is defective.  86,91,60,0,W 

Monday, April 25, 2016

tail day

All the parts holding my passenger side tail light in place have been repaired and broken so many times with JB Weld that nothing was left but bailing wire to keep it in place so I splurged on a whole new assembly.  While I was at it I decided to clip Chupa's funky black tail feather to add to the archives.  88,94,59,0,W

Sunday, April 24, 2016

science and religion

Atheists know no limits when it comes to denying God.  This meme is supposed to plant the notion in the collective mind that astronauts in space see no God when in fact the exact opposite is true when they are able to see His creation from afar.  Satan banks on the notion that this blatantly false seed will work its' way into the masses and they will believe this to be fact based on science.

The origin of the lie that even astronauts see no God even from space began in the 60's.   Yuri Gagarin was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Russian Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961. Some sources have claimed that Gagarin commented during the flight, "I don't see any God up here." However, no such words appear in the verbatim record of his conversations with Earth-based stations during the spaceflight. In a 2006 interview, Gagarin's friend Colonel Valentin Petrov stated that the cosmonaut never said such words, and that the quote originated from Nikita Khrushchev's speech at the plenum of the Central Committee of the CPSU about the state's anti-religion campaign, saying "Gagarin flew into space, but didn't see any god there."

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Days of Glory

The 1976 CCDS Cross Country Team (Left to Right): Top Row: Frank Whitney, Clay Clayborne, Ben Hunter, Eddie Green, John Wells, Peter Graham, Bruce Hamilton, David Hill, Ric Browning. Front Row: Assistant Coach Pete Fenninger, Bob McCloud, Woody Garland, Kevin Barnett, Scott Hamilton, Robert Thompson, Paul Trotter, Head Coach Bill Crowell

An old high school friend of mine recently posted a list on Facebook - the all time cross country records from Charlotte Country Day School for the 5,000 meter race.  Somehow my junior year time is still in the top 10 on the list.  Funny thing is I don't remember being particularly fast and certainly not dedicated at all to the sport of long distance running...or sports in general for that matter.  The only thing I really enjoyed about running was stopping.  If it wasn't for the fact that my high school required all students (unless they had a medical excuse) to try out for 2 varsity sports per year, I probably wouldn't have run cross country in the fall and track in the spring.  Not exactly sure how I could have attained a mention in the record books because looking back 40 years ago - I can remember a number of teammates who were faster than me.  I must have had one really good race that season...and I don't even remember it.  72,80,64,0,B