Monthly Archives: May 2020

I Call Bullshit

For years I’ve worked for Sunsweet Growers, and now I’m finally retiring. For years some of my co-workers have told me I should not work so hard, that the company doesn’t give a shit about me; that I’m an expendable … Continue reading

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My Rights Do Not End Where Your Fear Begins

Everyone has things they are afraid of; I’m afraid of heights. My fear is based upon something that happened to me when I was very young. My parents took me and my younger brother to the Bay Area one weekend … Continue reading

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Why I Refuse To Give Up

I’m not a big Reality TV fan, in fact I don’t watch much regularly broadcast TV at all, but there is one show which seems to be quite popular among those who do; that being Survivor. The underlying premise of … Continue reading

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You Dare Call THIS Freedom?

In 1978 I got tickets to see Black Sabbath at the indoor arena in Oakland, California; with the opening act being Van Halen in support of their debut album on their first major tour. By the time I got to … Continue reading

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The Time Has Come To Be A Black Sheep

“Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.” ~Thomas Jefferson~ (Declaration of Independence) I’m firmly convinced that the only thing that will restore freedom, or … Continue reading

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We’re Making History Right Now

I keep hearing people talk about what’s going to happen after this Covid virus passes and we can get back to normal. I sometimes wonder if Americans have completely lost the ability to think logically; for it seems they don’t … Continue reading

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Why We Should Ban The Star Spangled Banner

How many of y’all remember the fracas that ensued when San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the playing of the National Anthem; the Star Spangled Banner? I may not have supported his ‘reason’ for refusing to … Continue reading

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Facebook Is NOT Your Friend

Do you have any idea how many people live on planet Earth? C’mon, give me a ballpark figure if you can. No, well according to World Population Clock, and yes there is such a thing, the world’s population is 7.8 … Continue reading

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Let’s Hope Thomas Paine Was Right

“…though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the coal can never expire.” ~Thomas Paine~ All one has to do today is leave their house and enter into any business establishment and count the number of people wearing … Continue reading

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Why I’m Retiring At Age 62

As some of you may know, I have begun the process of retiring; with the date of my ‘official’ retirement being June 28th. According to the Social Security Administration if I had waited until full retirement age, 66 yrs 8 … Continue reading

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