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I like "real" people, not pretentious ones (you know who you are). I enjoy college sports, good movies, good music, golfing, good books, the America's Cup of all things, the Flying Tigers and accounts of bravery like the Alamo and the 300. My all time favorite movie is Patton, followed closely by the Magnificent Seven (perhaps it’s a tie). So coming from Maine, it is the simple things that give me pleasure.

"But it's all right now, I learned my lesson well.
You see, ya can't please everyone, so ya got to please yourself"

Rickey Nelson

"games people play"


Oh the games people play now
Every night and every day now
Never meaning what they say now
Never saying what they mean

And they wile away the hours
In their ivory towers
Till they're covered up with flowers
In the back of a black limousine

And the games people play
Which is "Best"


Mustang Vs. Spitfire - Which Was Best?

In most cases, the Spitfire had better performance as an all-purpose fighter. The all-important climb rate for a P51D sat at 3200ft per minute whilst the Spitfire could climb at an impressive 3650ft per minute. The maximum speed of a P51D was 437mph whilst the Spitfire was slightly faster at 448mph. For interception, this was clearly quite important.

However, the P51D was generally more specialized than the Spitfire. In it’s main role, the Mustang proved itself as a superb escort fighter in Allied bombing raids over Germany.

For this role, the American aircraft didn’t really need the Spitfire’s versatile performance. Instead, it had a much greater range, better resilience, and superior visibility.
"days of summer"


“Summertime is always the best of what might be.”
― Charles Bowden
for You


this is for You "Mister Ed"
even in summer


You never know when you will need a sweater- even when it's summer

I happen to like this- song- Sara Bareilles - Fire
I have no Idea who she is


But I'd like to get to know you (Yes I would)
But I'd like to get to know you (If I could)
But I'd like to get to know you
Danger Zone


Out along the edges
Always where I burn to be
The further on the edge
The hotter the intensity

Highway to the danger zone
Gonna take you
Right into the danger zone
The "Train"


Take the last train to Clarksville
I'll be waiting at the station
We'll have time for coffee-flavored kisses
And a bit of conversation
I am living still


I was a sailor
I was born upon the tide
And with the sea I did abide
I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico
I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow
And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed
But I am living still
I think the term "a long cool woman in a black dress fits


just saying
Leaving on a Jet Plane or a Flying Saucer
which ever comes

the Japanese had a name for this plane
was called

"Whistling Death"

the "old dog" sent me this
A "Tall Ship"


“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain
"Night Fighter"


"You don’t concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done." Chuck” Yeager
Are you going to "play it again" Sam


or do you need more convincing
the "Gate Keepers"


“If we don't protect what we have, it will be destroyed.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita
Clean Air


“Only air and light and the love of friends! Let no man lose heart who still has these.”
Purple Haze


Purple Haze all in my brain,
lately things don't seem the same,
actin' funny but I don't know why
'scuse me while I kiss the sky.

Purple Haze all around,
don't know if I'm coming up or down.
Am I happy or in misery?
Whatever it is, that girl put a spell on me.

Help me
Help me
Oh no, oh

Yeah, Purple Haze all in my eyes,
don't know if it's day or night,
you've got me blowing, blowing my mind
is it tomorrow or just the end of time?

Help me, yeah, Purple Haze!
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