YOUNG MAN A LONE -- Pt. 41

Anti-climax   Something happens to you when you find out the truth about yourself. You have always thought you were the hero. One day you find out you aren't. And there is nothing you can do about it. It is too late.   Eddie Allen look at...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 40

Prejudice takes a toll.   The winter rolled on toward spring. In Korea we were slowly beating our way up to and beyond the 38th parallel. But for every gain we made, Korea and China made a reinforcement. We were once more in a stalemated war...

YOUNG MAN ALONE - Pt. 39

Altman is a devil.   A devil designed to torment me, that is Altman.   Several months of school have passed. I am still obsessed with being a model cadet. No demerits, no restrictions, top grades and no hours on the bull ring. I have gone...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt. 38

  Altman was just a kid. I should have taken care of him, I should have remembered how it feels to be a rat, to be so totally alone and having the whole school down on you. Actually I did remember. It was the only thing on my mind – the way I had...

To NINO; BURGUNDYSTBLUES

Remember when we roamed? And found, and then lost our dreams. And this bittersweet reminder of all we had lost during the Winter of Segovia?   The Call of the Far Away Hills by Victor Young/Mack David   Shadows fall, on the...

ON BEING NAKED

  "A tip of the hat, to Uncle Charlie.” I could have commented on your blog but it is really a change of subject.   Forgetting the freedom of being naked as a child, there is only one time I can lie around naked and be perfectly comfortable...

YOUNG MAN ALONE - Pt 37

I am a bad guy.   No, I didn't set out to be. I didn't wear my hat 'bad ass' style. I didn't try to get rats to do all my chores. I set out to do my own work. I intended to get through this year with no demerits, no time on the bull ring. No...

SEX IS ELASTIC (everything is)

This is what I learned from yesterdays experimental blog, “Is Sex... Is Carnal Knowledge Wrong.” I included in this writing, Pornography, Explicit Sex and left the definitions open to interpretation. The comments I got covered the rainbow of colors....

IS SEX...IS CARNAL KNOWLEDGE WRONG?

  What is meant by pornography, what is prurient interest?  Are these wrong? Most , but not all, ancient religions seemed to have this idea. Why are these thoughts or actions wrong? There seems no reason for it.   I'm asking your opinion...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt 36

Readying for whatever came next.   Friday August 11th. I was planning on taking the train down to Fort Jackson for National Guard summer training. Mail time came before I would leave for the train. There was a letter sent to Spartan School and...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt 35

Mac's secret plan.     Mac may have know all the time what we were going to do. He handed me a fake ID again. I saw it was the same one I had used at Christmas. Joe Winsing, age 22.   "Who am I supposed to screw this time. Please tell...

YOUNG MAN ALONE - Pt 34

The call came early in the morning. I had a sinking feeling it was the National Guard saying report somewhere or other for activation. It was Mac's voice I heard.   "Hey Kiddo. I thought you'd have your ass shot off in Korea by now.”   ...

YOUNG MAN ALONE Pt. 33

Pt. 33   The first weeks of the Korean War were very bad. We didn't know it yet but in a couple of months we would be driven back into a tiny corner of the country called the Pusan Perimeter – a little smaller than Rhode Island. We kept...

ABANDON SHIP !!

Man the lifeboats, prepare to abandon ship. Download the words to “Nearer My God to Thee.” (as was sung on the Titanic as it up ended)   I don't want to be the voice of 'Doom and gloom.” But there is nothing else to do. Trusted...

RE - Views of CITIZEN KANE

Was there ever a more boring movie than Citizen Kane? I know, I may stand entirely alone in my opinion. The whole world my stand up in admiration, but I have to say it. The move stinks. There has some brilliant use of camera, an introduction to...

YOUNG MAN ALONE .. Pt. 32

Summer and winds of war.   On June 11th that year, the kids started arriving for camp. I went back home each night now and took almost an hour and a half to get to the camp in the morning, having to take two different buses with a long wait...

MUGGER'S COMPLAINTS

I'll tell you right now. The mugging business has gone to the dogs. I mean like, I was pretty good at it. The business was promising. Even in lean years you could always go out at night and pick up sixty or eighty dollars and if you wanted it, much...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt 31

Summer at home.   I had a day or two of rest when I got home. My mother was gone to her job teaching during the day. The public schools went from usually the day after labor day until the the first few days of June. They always had to make up...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt 30

MAC Gets His Wish   “We made it, we MADE it,” I chirped. I was shaving with lather and had opened a brand new blade for my last morning shave of my rat year.   Mac gave one of his rising laughs, reminding me of a hyena. “Damned if I know...

MENTAL ILLNESS, a revelatory search

There was a time in my life when I was skirting along the very edge of mental illness. Very close. I was only about 12 but I knew I was at a very dangerous point in my life. A point that I had to explain and make peace with, or it would have dragged...

YOUNG MAN ALONE -- Pt 29

Spring Homecoming Day   Spartan had a homecoming day in the spring sometime. It was both for old or current family members and girlfriends to visit the school, have a dance, and see our school being visited by another private school for a...

MOBSTER CARD

MOBSTER CARD.   Don't leave home without this card.   It's a smart card.   If you are attacked by a mugger. Just show him this. It says you are protected by a well known organized crime syndicate. It promises punishment to any...

WANTED; A STANDARDIZED PROGRAM CONTRACT

WANTED: programming that would analyze programming contracts.   They would read, and point out if there is anything unusual in the contract. Open contracts that may add more expense than the current program is charging. Free downloads with the...

Recapping "The BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL"

 Recap of a Masterpiece   I just had to watch this one again. It is up near the top of my all-time favorite movies. Kirk Douglas plays an egomaniac who inherits his fathers failed movie studio. He is dangerous because he know what and why most...

Sexy Tuesday -- AUTOMAT LOVE

I wish they still had automats. They were marvelous mechanical cafeterias. Very good, often delicious food, and you saw what you were getting before you put your quarter in the slot to pay for it -- you filled your tray and sat at a table. The servers...