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    Madison, WI
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    Previously an avid golfer, swimmer, woodworker, and modeler. Since 2011 restricted to modeling/woodworking in wheelchair.

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  1. Of course she was not invisible, so she could still be detected. It's a good thing that the Invisible Man didn't get his hands on it or we would really be in trouble!
  2. We had almost gotten rid of the remnants of the last snowfall when we got dumped on with another six inches overnight. As of today our snow total is already 16 inches over our normal amount of 1.2 inches! Now the weather gurus' are telling us that we are expecting a record low of 4 degrees F tonight. (The old record was 7.)
  3. Iron Hand - Dire Straits (On Every Street album) 1991 Mark Knopfler said that this song relates to the Battle of Orgreave during the miners' strike in England during 1984. It reminded him of how the police charge on horseback into the crowd of striking miners was like the savagery of confrontations in medieval times.
  4. China Roses - Enya (Memories Of Trees album) 1995
  5. On this Veterans Day, I am once again reminded that despite the fact that my voluntary military service was short lived, it still turned out to be the major turning point in my own life in more ways than one. After unknowingly growing up with Muscular Dystrophy, it was finally revealed to me while stationed at Ft. Sill OK that there was indeed an explanation for my physical difficulties and was the reason for my discharge. But on the other hand, it was also the reason that I met the woman that was soon to become my wife. Both events totally changed my life since. Sometimes I wonder if that second event was meant to ease the impact of the first. So, on this 48th anniversary of my entry into the Army, I am reminded once again of both events.
  6. How about a few choice quotes by George Carlin: “Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” “I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me – they’re cramming for their final exam.” “I’m in shape. Round is a shape.” “If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?” “May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house.” Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.” “One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.”
  7. White Room - Cream (Wheels Of Fire album) 1968 This was the long version of the song.
  8. Have you heard about the football player who signed a contract so lucrative that he asked for a uniform with an unlisted number?
  9. Don't ever... lick the flag pole in our WI winter, no mater who double or triple dares you to do so. (Unless of course you prefer to drink all your meals through a straw.)
  10. Shiver over this then Mark. Woke up this morning to 7 degree F!! That's only 40 some degrees below normal. And don't forget to take off another 10 degrees for the wind chill. With these temps. we can't seem to get rid of our snow for some reason. I bet the Carolina Panthers can hardly wait to visit Green Bay for the late afternoon kick off this Sunday.
  11. While my father was in Germany in WWII he heard this one and told it to us more than once when we were kids. During a heated battle in WWII, a sergeant, a corporal and a private became seperated from their unit and were captured by several Germans and held in a farmhouse under guard. After several days of their detention, the three planned an escape. After breaking a board at the rear of the building one night, they waited for the sentry to pass. When he finally did, the sergeant squeezed out, ran across a field and dove into some bushes. The sentry who heard a rustle, turned and shouted, "Who goes?" The sergeant thought for a moment, then replied, "Meow." "Ah," the sentry relaxed and said out loud to himself, "only za cat." The two remaining GIs waited for the sentry to pass again. As soon as he did, the corporal made his run for the bushes. Diving in, the sentry heard that rustle again and yelled, "Who goes?" "Meow," said the corporal. "Ah, only za cat again," the sentry said, and he resumed his march once more. Finally it was the privates turn to make his escape. He successfully made his run for those same bushes and dove in. Once again the sentry heard the commotion and demanded a little louder this time, "Who goes?" The private, thought briefly and quite confidently replied "Za cat."
  12. White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane - (Surrealistic Pillow album) 1967 This song was written and sung by Grace Slick while she was still with the Great Society. She quit them and joined Jefferson Airplane to replace their lead singer, Signe Toly Anderson, who left when her child was born. This was on her first album recorded with JA.
  13. Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues (Days Of Future Past album) 1967
  14. Apparently that's not such an original idea Brian. Perhaps it's more of a time honored policy than you thought. “I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.” – Charles Lamb

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