Billy Wagner, Key To Two Seasons

August 30, 2008 at 1:14 pm (Baseball, Fantasy Baseball, New York Mets)

Both the New York Mets and the California Sea Otter’s [my beloved Fantasy Team] seasons hinge on the return of Billy Wagner. Especially the Mets. Tonights win over the Phillies puts the New Yawkas back in the lead in the see-saw Eastern Division of the National League. Perhaps they’ll pick up Rockie’s closer Brian Fuentes after he clears waivers in a day or two. I hope so. A “smoke and mirror” bully ain’t gonna get it.


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Missing Carlin

August 20, 2008 at 5:14 pm (Life & Death)

My good buddy, Scott Gilpin, sent me this. It was written by the late, great George Carlin. Enjoy.


1.Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them.That is why you pay ‘them.’2.Keep only cheerful friends.The grouches pull you down.3.Keep learning.! Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever, even ham radio. Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’ And the devil’s family name is Alzheimer’s.

4.Enjoy the simple things.

5.Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6.The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7.Surround yourself with what you love, whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever.Your home is your refuge.

8.Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9.Don’t take guilt trips.Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10.Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,but by the moments that take our breath away.
And if you don’t send this to at least 8 people – who cares? But do share th is with someone. We all need to live life to its fullest each day!!

Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting, “holy shit …what a ride!”

Thank you, George. You are seriously missed.



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Jon Stewart Is Terrific

August 13, 2008 at 8:47 pm (News & Politics, Unzipped Thoughts)

This kind of says it all!!! At least that is the way I see it.

No matter who you supported in the primary,

this is just simply a wonderful response by

Jon Stewart to a stupid question:

Is America ready for a black president?

In Larry King’s interview with Jon Stewart,

Larry brought up the subject of the primaries

and asked Stewart if America was ready for

a woman or a black president.

Jon looked at him quizzically and said,”This

is such a non-question.

Did anyone ask us in 2000 if Americans were

ready for a moron?”

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Gary K Pictures From KLC

August 8, 2008 at 8:48 pm (Kittatinny Camp) ()


Top Row: Uncle Morris K, ?,?, Camp Mother, Bob Smith, ?, ?, ?, Dave Weinstein

Bottom Row Camp Doctor, Stan and Billie Schiffers [who recruited me to KLC], ?, ?, Nathan K [Gary’s dad], Uncle A [Arnold Fink], ?, Chuck and Bev Smerin, Aunt Tillie



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