Monday, May 31, 2010

Skunk Works

a group within an organization
given a high degree of autonomy and unhampered by bureaucracy
tasked with working on advanced or secret projects

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Monday, May 24, 2010

Great Expectations

This arrived in the post today....

An Entwicklungsroman from the ever charming Penfold.

I am so excited to have new reading material...
it has preempted my CPE studies.

Thank you, Mr. Crockett.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

my next generation

the surf was small this past weekend
very small
thigh high....if that

perfect conditions for a 9-year-old's first paddle out to the line-up
with the old boys
he paddles his surf mat as if it's a surf board...naturally

out of the white water & into some green face

caught a set wave
saucer eyes smiling from ear to ear
paddling back out for more

surfing with my son
best mother's day ever

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010


my truck

my dad has driven this beast for over 40 years

he drove me to the hospital in this
for my first set of stitches at age 5
(swing set, paint cans, split
i still remember sitting on the seat
my dad driving
holding an old towel to my face

i learned to drive in this
4 on the floor
lo med hi
never used 1st...the granny gear was strictly for pulling

a new engine several years ago
350 small block
whole truck rebuilt from the ground up

she was all primed & ready for paint
when she got way-laid by an old woman


original grill was totaled
(guess we both have facial scars...)

the new grill makes her look like a twelve-year-old with new braces

dad's still making upgrades

one day she'll carry my boards in the bed
(instead of her own bench seat)

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