A Mother, left arm around a bag of groceries… right hand holding the left hand of her 4 year old son… waiting at the curb… father / husband in a holding pattern, circling the block around the grocery store… there’s never any parking…

A group of thugs approach…


The Mother, wide-eyed, terrified.

The son, knowing something’s not right, but no real appreciation of the danger…

closer, “gimmiedatbag”

louder, “gimmiedatbag”

Thugs, psyching themselves up to taking action… “GIMMIEDATBAG!”

The car pulls up. We pile in, and drive off.

The thugs, if still alive, would be in their early 70’s now. I wonder what mischief they caused since then. Who did they terrorize? Who did they kill?

The menacing voice is etched in my mind. I still hear every nuance of it.   “gimmiedatbag”

They are so fortunate they lacked another 5 seconds to take action.

If they had, my Dad would have seen to it that only dental records would identify them.

Mar. 16 2015 Ride, S. Lebanon-Spring Valley, Ohio




Spring Valley Lake, in the morning:IMG_0483 IMG_0484 IMG_0485 IMG_0486

Inside Slim’s:IMG_0487

And Judd Crandall said “The place we’re goin’ is on the other side of that.”IMG_0488 IMG_0489

I shared the trail with horses:IMG_0490 IMG_0491

At Fort Ancient:IMG_0494 IMG_0497 IMG_0498 IMG_0499 IMG_0500 IMG_0501

Deer track – they’ve created a trail that runs along the top of the mounds:IMG_0502 IMG_0504

If you look closely, you can see a walking trail, the bike trail, and two bridges:IMG_0505 IMG_0506

S. Lebanon, Spring Valley, Ft. Ancient, Ohio, Nov. 4 2014





I’d like to solve the puzzle, Pat:IMG_0430

Here’s the tree that fell in the forest, that you didn’t hear:

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Larry and Curly were present, however:IMG_0441 IMG_0442 IMG_0443 IMG_0445 IMG_0446

Mounds built by a mysterious group, between 2,000 and 3,000 years ago:IMG_0447 IMG_0448 IMG_0449 IMG_0450 IMG_0451 IMG_0452

That’s a platform for a zip line. It runs across the river valley:IMG_0453 IMG_0454

This hitchhiker rode along for a couple miles:IMG_0457 IMG_0458

Pun Intended

The Apple Watch is designed to WATCH YOU!

It will watch your heart rate.

It will watch your every physical movement and exercise (if any). I’m sure your insurer wants to know all that.

It will monitor your GPS position.

It stores your credit cards, for easy and convenient hacking.

It will send your biometric identity (fingerprint) to the NSA and FBI, to enable you to be placed at any crime scene, all coroborated by your own constant GPS.

Now people will have even fewer reasons to be present in the moment, with actual people in the same room. Now they’ll be watching the iPhone AND the Watcher.

That brings up a better name. It’s really the Apple Watcher. Watchers, in the Book of Enoch, are basically devils, fallen angels.

Amateur spies can use the watch’s remote camera to see what the iPhone sees, maybe hidden in another room?

It is a wearable, networked peripheral, wirelessly connected to the NSA device known as your iPhone.

It will also watch you wreck your car because you’re watching the watch instead of watching the road.

Eventually, will there be new laws about not fussing with the Watch while driving? I see billboards, and ads of the future: “Don’t Watch the Watch!”

By the way, it also tells time.

iCloud? No Way!

Oh no, I’ve never used iCloud or a cell phone. I feel like such a techno luddite.

First of all, the cameras on my Mac and Pod are covered and taped over.

Diagnostic and usage data is OFF. Apple can eat static:

Diagnostic data - EAT STATIC


The internal microphone is at minimum volume.  Apple can hear static:

Internal mike - OFF


What’s on iCloud?  Jack sh!t.






iCloud storage - NADA


Location  Services? Apple can locate itself, but not me:


Bogus Temps

Both my weather widgets are displaying false high temps of 98 degrees F (feels like 100).

I stepped outside, and it’s quite comfortable, maybe 85 F.

The “Church of Climatology” must be stacking the electronic deck with global warming propaganda data to ‘hide the decline.’

bogus_temps Sept 3 2014