There are a few things I am enjoying about this so-called “new normal”. Social distancing does work. It may be one of the few truths. Of course I hate people for the most part, so it only goes to say that I have a very close personal space. I don’t like crowds and I don’t appreciate people crowding my personal space, unless they are large breasted blondes pressing against me.

I hate doctors’ offices and waiting rooms with vinyl chairs covered with god knows how many germs.  I always maintained the best place to get sick was at a doctors’ office or a hospital. Now they are forced to clean the furniture many times daily instead of maybe once a week.  They should have been doing this decades ago, knowing full well that their patients were spreading sickness like wildfire. Continue reading “Unmasked”

American Bar Series

Jake’s o’ Mine, 8″x10″ $175

I was recently asked what American Bar Series paintings I have available for purchase.  I am posting the finished paintings in my studio.

All paintings are framed and ready to hang. All paintings are of bars that I have frequented. Prices include shipping within the 48 contiguous United States.

Jake’s o’ Mine was an outlaw biker bar a block from my house. It closed several years ago. In the heyday, Jake’s had a tattoo artist on site. Oil wrestling, live bands, Hell’s Angels, what more could you ask for in you corner bar? Continue reading “American Bar Series”

Death by numbers

Covid-19 Death Counts or fun with numbers

We have been subjected daily to the death count. The mainstream media knows that nothing gets ratings like a tragedy. The worse the tragedy, the higher their ratings. From March 2020 on, the race began to air the most horrific stories.

Worst case scenarios were broadcast daily, while news that would downplay the dangers was given little coverage if not omitted entirely.

On March 16, 2020 The UK’s Imperial College in a discredited study publicly predicted 40 million deaths worldwide. The report claimed that the deaths could be reduced to 20 million if immediate action were taken. “We estimate that in the absence of interventions, COVID-19 would have resulted in7.0 billion infections and 40 million deaths globally this year.”




Neil Ferguson, head of the Imperial College research team, claimed that in the UK alone, 500,000 would die. Neil Ferguson claimed to be an epidemiologist. He is not a physician, and has only a degree in theoretical physics. Continue reading “Death by numbers”

Covid-19 Timeline

Covid 19 Propaganda and Lies

I am sick and tired of the hysteria surrounding Covid-19. Democrats across the board are spewing out falsehoods and lies, laying the blame squarely on President Trump. They claim that if Trump had acted differently early on, we would not face the healthcare crisis we now see.

I have put together a timeline of sorts, with links to sources, to set the record straight. Trump was the first to take action. His actions were based on the best information that was available at the time. Regardless of what you think of the man, th east you can do is base your judgment on factual information. Continue reading “Covid-19 Timeline”


bark scorpionWe have been in this house for going on eight years. This is only the second scorpion we have seen here.

He is about an inch and a half long. The males can grow to over three inches in length.

Unlike the scorpions you have seen in TV shows and movies, these fellows are much smaller, but also quite venomous. Continue reading “Scorpio”

My Body, My Choice

I am beginning to sound like a broken record with this current rant.

For those too young to understand, a record is a vinyl disc with grooves, well, one groove – one groove that a diamond tipped stylus rides in and transmits vibrations that are then converted into an electromagnetic signal that is sent to magnets surrounded by paper cones and converted once again into sound waves.  These audible sound waves are called music. Continue reading “My Body, My Choice”

Pontoon afternoon

Quarantine is something you do to people that are sick.  This current lockdown is a farce – with scarce scientific data an entire country has been brought to its knees.

Healthy people are being locked away – apparently “my body, my choice” only applies if you are liberal and want to kill an unborn baby. Continue reading “Pontoon afternoon”

Knowing Mo

Knowing MoWorking on the latest book. It has been four years since Morel “Mo” Pagano passed. I have finally gotten around to sorting through the piles of ephemera we left in my care –  personal mementos,  hand written drafts of articles, cartoons – all of which are being compiled in this retrospective of his life, in his own words.

I am getting help from those that knew him well.  In this book I am being careful not to tread on or duplicate stories from his three books. All three remain in print and are available from Amazon.com. Continue reading “Knowing Mo”

Quarantine Fun

Bureaucrats in Washington DC dictated that national parks be closed. I can’t take my kayak into the lakes that are part of the Tonto National Forest.

I can’t hike the trails of the Superstition Wilderness that is part of Tonto. But somehow, Walmart is okay. Continue reading “Quarantine Fun”

Second Water Hike

Covid-19 closed our favorite bars and restaurants. All public venues are closed. Liz and I decided to try our luck in Tonto National Forest hiking Second Water.

I have never seen so many vehicles on the stretch of road leading back to the Second Water trailhead.  While the trail had more hikers than we are used to meeting, it was not very congested. Continue reading “Second Water Hike”