Nuclear Nostalgia

A replica of “The “Fat Man” Just off I-40 in Albuquerque is a one-of-a-kind museum devoted to the nuclear age, from its dawn in the forties up through its glory days in the fifties and sixties. This museum has models and replicas of most U.S. nuclear weapons, its hundreds of exhibits are refined and very … Continue reading Nuclear Nostalgia

Let’s Get Off the Dime!

A couple days after we got back from California, I went up to the dump with a car full of stuff. I was just minding my own business, but this big guy sees me coming and closes in on me. He grabs the bag out of my hand, and heaves it into the compactor. “Come … Continue reading Let’s Get Off the Dime!

Saved by the Bell

“I guess, early on, my nerves might have saved me from an unsavory fate. The Catholic Church as it once was and always will be, is always looking for young talent. Altar boy tryouts, and there I was, all suited up in a surplice, a little saint, holding out two glass pitchers in my trembling … Continue reading Saved by the Bell