One man's view of the world, from the top of this great big rock somewhere in the middle of God's Country, with an eye toward freedom....or at least some way to get back down without goin' over the edge.

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Location: West Virginia, United States

Former U.S. Army, SPC E-4, Veteran of Operation Desert Storm. If you are or have ever been a soldier, you have friends in my house.

Friday, June 30, 2006


Don't mind me, folks....just checking something.....

YESSS!! Got the new Trackback from Haloscan to work. (Dang, I'm feeling positively LEGITIMATE now.)


Tuesday, June 27, 2006

"It's Been So Long -- You're Welcome Back, My Friends...."

Yeah, I know....I've been away WAAAY too damn long. Certainly too long to have any readers left. (Hi, Mom!)

I've been hunkered down at the grindstone for a while, just getting by. Life's been a little crazy here at the Point, as my wife will surely attest. (Go ahead, ask her. I dare ya.)

In an effort to get back in the swing of things, here's a quick round-up of some of the activity going around the 'sphere...united by the common thread of the unfortunate, unforeseen passing of one of their own.
I had not run into the blog known as "Gut Rumbles" before today, and so I can not offer any justice to a eulogy. Better, I think, to leave that to the following fine people.


Baldilocks runs the flag to half-mast in disbelief, and pontificates on the President's present PO'd-ness.

Florida Cracker bows her head, slips a warning to a friend to be careful with the soap for a few days, and points at someone preparing to kick a flightless bird off its perch (finally!).

Kim du Toit fires off a 21-gun salute, guns for the position of the Secretary of Transportation, and shoots the breeze about...well....guns. (Say what you like...he's nothing if not consistent.)

Boudicca's Voice brings the pipes to a dirge, and makes plans for a commando raid. (Flank 'im, lass, flank 'im!)

And finally, Lord Rottweiler howls in mourning, growls in disgust, barks for the throats of his enemies, and generally gives the phrase "Beware Of Dog" a lot more teeth than it's used to. ( have been warned.)


You have your orders. Stander out.

UPDATE: I have just added a Sitemeter counter. YAY! Now I'll know who's not ignoring me. :O) --Stander