Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Ok, so this song China Grove refers to a town in TX, but anyway, it's late and I just returned from a 20 hour trip from Shanghai and I cant think of anything else to post. GOOD NIGHT!!! PS Doobie Brothers still perform at bike events during the year.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I recently turned 65 and had to choose a new primary care physician for my Medicare program.
After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing 'fairly well' for my age.
A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, 'Do you think I will live to be 80?'
He asked: Do you smoke tobacco or drink alcoholic beverages?'
'Oh no,' I replied. 'I don't do drugs, either.'
'Do you have many friends and entertain frequently?'
'I said, 'No, I usually stay home and keep to myself'.
'Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?'
I said, 'No, my other doctor said that all red meat is unhealthy!'
'Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing, hiking, or MOTORCYCLING?'
'No, I don't,' I said.
'Do you gamble, drive fast cars, bikes or have a lot of sex?'
'No,' I said. 'I don't do any of those things.'He looked at me and said,
'Then why do you give a shit?'
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
After being laughed at and called weird, I decided not to speak of it again. It happened just the other day as I was driving from work on I-90 westbound.
The first time I remember it happening vividly was when I was about 13-14-15-16???? I was to play a song on the piano for a Church Recital. My older brother (13 months - to protect identities in this public forum .... lets just call him Michael R. White) was screwing with me trying to mess up the tune in my head that I had practiced for this prestigious even in front of maybe 12 people.
Mike succeeded and as I walked to the piano - the song I was about to play left my brain completely. I sat on the bench ... placed my hands on the keys ...... and thought about crying and running out the back choir door.
Then as I seemed to elevate over myself and look down from about 6 feet or so - someones hands started playing the rehearsed song.
This autoscopy, out of body, doppelganger, visuo-spatial, egocentric, extrcorporeal, evil-twin phenom ..... is not at all evil cold or bad, just a feeling that happens once every few months. I bring it up because it has also happened on the motorcycle a time or two - before I snap it back to reality since alertness of surroundings is of critical importance on two wheels.
Autoscopy is defined as an experience in which a person while believing to be awake sees her/his body and the world from a location outside her/his physical body. More precisely, autoscopy experiences are characterized by the presence of the following three phenomena:
disembodiment (apparent location of the self outside one's body);
impression of seeing the world from an elevated and distanced visuo-spatial perspective (extracorporeal, but egocentric visuo-spatial perspective); and impression of seeing one's own body (autoscopy) from this perspective.
In the vernacular, "Doppelgänger" has come to refer (as in German) to any double or look-alike of a person—most commonly an "evil twin". The literal translation of the German word is "doublewalker", meaning someone who is acting (e.g. walking) the same way as another person. The word is also used to describe the sensation of having glimpsed oneself in peripheral vision, in a position where there is no chance that it could have been a reflection. They are generally regarded as harbingers of bad luck. In some traditions, a doppelgänger seen by a person's friends or relatives portends illness or danger, while seeing one's own doppelgänger is an omen of death.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Suburbs are turning out about 75% student graduation. Colon Powell who was involved in the study, if I recall correctly, says this is not a epidemic but a catastrophe! What are we to do??
Multiply the below by 40 years and see what kind of diff it makes
Average Annual Earnings
Professional Degree $109,600
Doctoral Degree $89,400
Master's Degree $62,300
Bachelor's Degree $52,200
Associate's Degree $38,200
Some College $36,800
High School Graduate $30,400
Some High School $23,400
Average Annual Earnings—Different Levels of Education.Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Surveys, March 1998, 1999, and 2000.
Making a Lifetime of Difference.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
1970's Style Auto Show Modeling1960's (I am sure not DURING the Show) FAST CAR:
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Depending on the occasion, the kilt is normally worn with accessories such as:
sporran (a type of pouch)
sgian dubh (a small sheathed knife worn in the top of the sock)(In Gaelic "Black Knife")
Ghillie Brogues .......... No mention of Tighty Whiteys, Boxers, Briefs, gautchies, knickers, etc.
Long live the Queen! Priceless!