Thursday, June 29, 2006








Monday, June 26, 2006

I went to the Missouri Botanical Garden to see the CHIHULY Exhibit yesterday

    I went to the Missouri Botanical Garden to see the hand blown glass exhibit by CHIHULY.  It was my first time ever to visit the Garden.  While going down the stairs to the bathroom in one of the buildings I ran into my stepson.  He said something weird to me, I don't remember what it was though.  I think he was kind of taken aback at running into me there.  I was speechless.  He has grown so tall and he has lost a lot of weight, he looks great.  On the way back upstairs I said "Hello" to him and his Dad before I went into the Cafe to buy some bottled water (it was a hot one that day).  I didn't quite know what to do, so I tried not to make a big deal out of it and slipped past him and his sister as I continued on my walking tour of the Garden.  I saw them two more times that day.  I never was facing the right way when I went past my step daughter so I didn't get to say hello to her, I wish I had.  They are great kids, I miss them.



DAVID<~~~~~~~Family Man (without a family)


Saturday, June 24, 2006

and for the record, AOL is incompetent...

    After work today I drove to the STL Mills Mall (David<~~child of the Eighties) to see The Omen,  I slept thru it.  I popped into the Games Workshop (David<~~UBERnerd) and picked up the new White Dwarf and a "Fallen Giant" Template.  Suffered thru the mediocre service at Tony Roma's Ribs (David<~~loves their Onion Loaf) and watched all the un supervised High School dropouts act the fool and use vulgar language at the top of their voices.  On the way home it started to rain and that tends to point me toward melancholy so I jotted this down...


What will the 'Half Full Man' do,

and how can he hope for more?

When all his dreams are dashed,

and hope is poured out on the floor?


     My Roomie has a keg and invited his cousins over to drink it with him.  I waved at them on the back porch as I headed to my den.  Now I'm pecking away on my laptop and chewing on my pen...




David<~~~~~on a Saturday Night (what a player I am...)




Monday, June 19, 2006

This I Believe

Family.  Love.  Fossils.  Art.  Stories.  Poetry.  Myself.  Lemonade.  Zydeco.  Dancing.  Autumn.  Cherry dipped cones.  Humankind.  Comic Books.  Musicals.  Forests.  Scary Monkey's wearing a Fez.  Celtic Music.  Air Conditioning.  Separation of Church and State.  New Wave.  Photography.  Sex.  Work.  Wargames.  Travel.  BBQ.  Wingtip Shoes.  Flat tops.  Harry Ramsden's Traditional Tomato Ketchup.  Calvin and Hobbes.  Herpetology.  Ireland.  America.  Bluegrass.  History.  Nasa.  Mythology.  Jazz.  Tolkien.  The Watchmen.  Snufkin.  Matching my belt and socks.  Shrimp Cocktail.  Candlelight.  The sound of crickets.  Blues.  My Claddaugh ring.  Butterflies.  Marlin Fishing Caps.  Science Fiction.  Adam Ant.  The Circus.  Sobriety.  Friendship.  Vidalia Onions.  Boston Terriers.  Morality.  How beautiful most women are when they think no one is watching them...



(David on a Monday night and I'm talking to my Dad on the phone right now)