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How to put this? My internal Conflict.

WHY!!! This is what I have gotten to in my life. The existence of GOD. I have no doubts about the existence of GOD. I look around at the order of the Universe and I realize the impossibility of this all coming to be , just by happenstance. My discussions with others that tried to convince me that "It's all about the Big Bang". My reply has always been, "Just because it all started with the BIG BANG does not mean that GOD did not light the match"!! I was involved in putting together a model simulation of the creation of the Universe many, many years back. It took a long time to write the code for the simulation because, every time we felt we had covered all the variables, more would pop up because someone on the team would come up with "Well what about"???, So, at one point we decided enough is enough. We started 5 machines running our model. Each machine could run a complete model in about 1.7 hours plus or minus an hour for the inclusion of Chaos Theory which we allowed for in giving the program the ability to, under certain conditions, the ability to ad extra randomization. that is approximately 14,892 complete model simulations in one year. You know how many times we were able to duplicate the Universe we know and live in, in 14892 simulations?BUPKIS not once did we come up with the known Universe in just shy of 15,000 simulations. So, the machines were allowed to run for another 5 years. Now, just so it is understood. This whole study was taken on by a group of friends that were trying to accomplish one thing. Answer if the BIG BANG could have been our creator. We had a pact between ourselves that this was private and none would use the results to further our Academic Standings. Now over the next 5 years, allowing for equipment failure, almost 75,000 simulations were completed. The results were the same. The results were the same. Not once did our model accomplish a complete Universe. Now, the argument would be that our model was flawed. I would say "Yes, that is true". It would be flawed towards the positive because we in no way could account for all the variables in such a model so it should be more likely to produce a positive model than not. One of the reasons we had entered into a pact not to formally publish such results is because, the uncertainty actually could be said to fall either way.
So, the question is WHY!!! Why am I bringing this up now and what is the issue that has caused me to bring it up. February twenty first was the second anniversary of my Wife's death due to her own hand... Last year at this time, it did not hit me as hard as it did this year. Now, this is creates real complications for me. I have a PHD in Divinity. I am an ordained Minister. I have studied the Bible since I was small. I watched my Wife go through the most intense torture due to her illnesses and I have to askWHY! WHY! WHY!!!! I am told that the Bible says that suicide is a MORTAL sin.... YEA, SHOW ME WHERE!!! Now don't try to bring up the part that says your body is a temple to GOD. That is a statement made about a healthy body, not one that has turned against you. Don't even try to tell me that my Wife did things to her body and that is why she was made to suffer. SHE didn't drink,smoke do drugs, or anything else to defile the temple which was her body!!!! I had repeatedly asked GOD to give to me the cup that was hers so I could live the pain and pestilence that was rained down upon her!! Don't even begin to tell me "We can;t begin to understand GOD's plan. Yea, I am sure GOD sat there saying "Now let me see... As a part of my plan, I think I will give this woman Bronchi Actasis and Mainer's Disease and then I will finish it up with, let's see, Hmmmm, Ovarian Cancer... No, I've got it, I will give her Pancreatic Cancer, just to make her suffering complete"!!!!HORSESHIT Now I am told The word of GOD, you can neither add to or take away from"... Well then am I glad that it is " The gospel according to Luke" and "The Gospel according to Mark" and so on... So, at this point let me ask you, "What was Jesus's last name??? "Oh, Please, somebody say Christ"!!! (Buzzer sounds) WRONG!!!!... He was Jesus the Christ, not JESUS Christ!!!
Again, why now? Because I am Mad that the answer to my prayers was NO. You can tell me all you want that I can not question GOD's wisdom... I am not questioning God's wisdom. I am questioning MAN's!!! I hate the Garth Brookes song Sometimes I thank GOD for unanswered Prayers because, Prayers aren't unanswered!!! All too often the answer is NO and then MAN steps in for GOD and FUCKS everything up. Yes I said FUCKS!!!!! With my Wife's body rebelling against her, she did not have the option to terminate her life with dignity. She had to do it in such a way that, I was protected from prosecution and not be given anyone a chance to stop her!!! The people that are making up these rules are the same ones that proclaimed that Catholic Priests can not be married...That, by the way, Was Pope Urban the second because he did not like children around the Vatican.. When a lot of the married Priest's balked at this, he had them flogged, and their wives and children were sold into slavery!!! So, again, why now? I will post more on this. I have to take a break.

Stay
Stay until my tears dry
Stay until I don't know my self
Stay just wait a little

Stay I am my memories' owner
Stay until I send you away
Stay even in my memories

even if it is a little bit of warmth
give it to me,so that I can treasure it
I am already frozen and endlessly cold

if you leave,to me
there is no beauty
I'm already trashed and endlessly dirty

Hey already for a lot of time
you're lingering inside me
now, just think of it as home

even if it is a little bit of warmth
give it to me,so that I can treasure it
I am already frozen and endlessly cold

if you leave,to me
there is no beauty
I'm already trashed and endlessly dirty

Stay inside my dear
Don't you come out my dear

even if it is a little bit of warmth
give it to me,so that I can treasure it
I am already frozen and endlessly cold

if you leave,to me
there is no beauty
I'm already trashed and endlessly dirty
Stay my dear
Stay my dear
Lyrics from the song that has me tied in knots.
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Thinking of an old friend.

As Christmas draws near, I have been thinking about an old friend that I haven't seen or talked to in about a year. His name is Selden Mitchell. He is the kind of person, once you meet him, you can't un-meet him. He is a HAM Radio operator, like myself, and to me he is the consummate HAM Radio operator(not to mention a GREAT Human being). I met him when I worked for Antique Electronics Supply back in the 90's. We immediately hit it off. In the 50's, he was a Union musician in L.A. He played what some folks call a Dog House which is slang for the Upright Bass or as some know it the Contra Bass.. Now in the 50's there was only 2 gigs for a Contra Bass player. You either played for a Symphony or you played the Jazz clubs. He, I believe, was mostly the latter which meant, he was exposed to the whole Beatnik...ie...<\b> Lenny Bruce, Jack Kerouac<\b> counter culture and it had a very vivid impression on this man.. I know also he had done gigs with the likes of <\b>Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley<\b>, just to mention a few. His outlook on life was one of a very inspired individual. Among some of the things, he was generous to a fault at times. One thing I had to make sure of when I would visit him was to make sure the back seat of my car was empty because, it would always be filled up with various trinkets of electronics equipment and or musical equipment. One of his philosophies of life is " If you look around you when you are in your 20's and you are not a Liberal, there is something wrong with your heart"... Now he also said " When you get to be in your late 30's, there are parts of the Liberal philosophy you have to re-consider and pull back on".. I do understand what he was telling me and I did just that just by nature of my own understanding. In equipment construction, he was skilled and a stickler for detail. I saw a 3 Kilowatt linear amplifier he constructed that was a desktop amplifier. Normally something like that would require a 6 foot high 19 inch wide rack assembly to accomplish a viable device. He did it because he like to send something we HAM's call Slow Scan TV. He built it for 3 KW output so that the amplifier would not go up in flames sending SSTV at Legal limit because SSTV is a 50 percent duty cycle and if you used your normal station amplifier it6 would literally burn to the ground. The most amazing thing about it was, it was a work of art. Over the years, he gave me so much equipment. A lot of it went from my hands to other HAMs that were not able to afford descent radios so, it went to good purpose.
Mich is also a deeply spiritual man. It is from this that a lot of what I experienced with him have it's origins. He truly lives his beliefs and as an ordained minister myself, I look to his example to help me know how I should act.
Now, the last time I went to see him, he loaded me up with all kinds of stuff. He told me he was disenchanted with the whole HAM Radio scene since it was hard to find anyone to talk technical with.This saddens me because, I too, have started to see the same thing. It is a sad state of affairs for Ham Radio. <\b>Another side note:<\b> all Mitch's technical knowledge is self taught. He did not get the breaks I got with my education so, instead he became a Master Stone Mason and I mean a true Stone Mason( not the organization A.F.&A.M.). His work as you can expect was some of the most intricate and beautiful Stone work I have ever seen...
I have just sent him a message with the hopes of re-lighting a fire in him on HAM Radio. My business partner bought out a very exclusive Radio company a number of years ago and he happens to have a radio that needs a lot of TLC to get it back working. I hope Mitch takes me up on the offer to rebuild it because I think it will do his heart good to do so. Anyway, so I am thinking very deeply of my old friend today and I hope to hear from him around the up coming Christmas Holiday and I can arrange to go see him... Thanks for listening(reading) . Merry Christmas to all of you out there and here is hoping for a better year this next Year....
The DesertMann
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    Will the Circle be Unbroken
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The truck is fixed.

It took a while. I originally started by using a design for a voltage regulator that was online... Big mistake!!! It Didn't regulate very well. I adjusted it to where it was supposed to regulate the voltage from the alternator. It did for about five minutes... Then it ran away and before I could shut the engine down it was putting out over 17 volts and was continuing to climb. Well it fried the alternator and I decided I better design one myself.. Well my regulator is working fine. I have actually had it in the truck over two weeks now and not a problem.I looked online to see what regulators cost and I think I may start producing them. I could not find one for less than $85 and I can produce mine for around $35 retail. While I was researching regulators I found about 3 other models based on my original design that would fill gaps in other markets. One in particular is Harley Davidson. Anybody that has a later Harley knows that the Harley regulator will sometimes do what the first regulator design did I tried. I goes into run away and when it does it destroys the alternator. A rather expensive proposition since the alternator is inside the engine case and is expensive to replace. Anyway I guess I am going to get back into business. retirement is not something I do well...Actually , I had already started to come out of retirement working on designs for some professional recording equipment so, I guess this will just be the bread and butter items that provide R&D money for the rest of my ideas. Lot of other things going on. With the addition to my house I am doing and music CD I expect to release late in 2021.. I am enjoying my retirement!!
That's it for now. Hope for a good day for all.
James
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    Timbuck 3 Future's so Bright, I gotta wear Shades
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The on-going truck issue.

I removed the alternator from the truck a little earlier and started disassembling the back of it.
Within minutes I was able to remove the back cover and was testing the diodes. This became a little disconcerting
because I was not finding any bad ones. I had done my due diligence before removing the alternator from the truck.
There are 2 ways to determine what is happening with an alternator. First if the engine is running and you
don't read 13.8 volts across the battery terminals there is a problem with the charging circuit and is most likely
the alternator. Second if you put your volt meter on AC voltage and again test on the battery terminals, with the
engine running there should read no AC voltage. If you do read AC voltage, it is likely you have a blown diode.
Alternators are not a really complicated device. They produce 3 phase AC before the diodes rectify it back to DC.
If one of the phases is not being converted to DC then the voltage will be low and there will be AC voltage at the battery.
This is exactly what I have happening. Now on further inspection, I noticed the manufacture had crimped loops of
wire to the diodes and the field coils and they were semi-spot welded. It is really hard to spot weld copper because
it is not like steel. It is softer and it corrodes differently. I think I am looking at just that problem.
I will know in an hour or so when I get it back in the truck.
A lot of people have said I should just go get a new alternator. Back when I was engineering, I probably
would have because I can get an alternator for around $80. When I was an engineer that was, even though on salary,
about my hourly wage 35 years ago. I am still a full time engineer but, conditions are different.
Engineers are kind of like Marines. There are no former Marines. " Once a Marine , always a Marine".. That is the
way I see Engineers. You never stop being an Engineer, you just at some point retire and stop getting paid to be
an Engineer. That is my classification now. I was annoyed having to work on the truck but, I enjoy learning new
things besides, I try not to be an active participant in this "Throw Away" society we now find ourselves in.
So, I will report my findings later today.. DM
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    Life is a Highway- Chris Leduex version.
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I hate working on vehicles

My pickup has developed a problem in the charging circuit. Likely one of the diodes is bad so it never get up to charging potential plus as the battery discharges, the computer tells the alternator to shut down. I am going to have to remove the alternator and take the back cover off to test the diodes. One is obviously bad and so I don't get all 3 legs of the alternator only 2 so it doesn't produce enough power to keep the battery charged.
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    Don't Cry for Me Argentina
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As if I wasn't busy enough.. I am now doing volunteer work at the local museum.

SOME BACKGROUND: In the 60's my Wife's Mother belonged to the local Women's Club. It was a rather active organization in Casa Grande, AZ. They were responsible for making CG a much more Metropolitan community( I think in a good way). A lot of charity work and community improvement programs were spearheaded by this organization. One of those was the Casa Grande Historical Society. As a result, the local museum came into being. It is a fascinating place with collections of old farm implements, equestrian equipment, old photographs and static displays of all kinds ranging from typical medical implements and even a working old pumper fire truck... Very cool stuff. This museum will also do research for people trying to track down their roots in the community. All but 2 of the personnel are volunteers(including the Board). It is incredible to see what has been accomplished with virtually all volunteers!! That being said, they lack in areas that I can be of benefit to the organization and already have. Last year when Erin my Wife) and I got together, it was apparent to me that the museum was a very important part of her life. So, I toured the facility with her and noticed they had security cameras(with one major flaw). As I looked at the multi-camera monitor, I noticed that the red R(denoting record mode) had a circle with a line through it over all the cameras. So, even though they had installed the system years before, they were not recording them. So, we talked to the Curator and arranged for me to set up the system correctly. Two weeks ago, this became very important. A burglar broke into the facility and he tripped the silent alarm(unknowingly). When the police arrived, they were able to tie into the system and get footage of the fellow which is now the evidence to convict him. That footage was probable cause for the officers to also search his truck. As it turns out, he had evidence in the form of stolen goods from a crime spree that started weeks before amounting to multiple burglaries in the area. Had I not fixed the system he might have gotten off with a trespassing charge and the other crimes would been left open, unsolved.. It made me feel good that my effort had diverted what would have been a disaster (not monetarily so much as historically) many irreplaceable displays could have been lost forever.
I met with the board last night and pointed out the fact they were very lucky(The thief was a typical Dumb Criminal). If he had killed the main power to the facility, the security cams would have gone off-line(no power backup on the system) and again, there would have been no record. So, my new task is to put in more cameras and hook up the audio to all of them and implement a power backup for the recorder and cameras.
It doesn't stop there. I have volunteered my services in other ways as well. The Curator is a bright man with a lot of good ideas but, he lacks basic skills in build repair and construction. Right now, I am also installing a ceiling on an outside patio that had been done with interior drywall. It was a mess. I am putting in a distressed, repurposed wood ceiling and it should be pretty cool when finished. I also told them I would re-finish the benches and picnic tables on the property. I hate to see good wood painted. I have been doing the same on my own property. When you sand weathered wood and finish it with spar varnish, all kinds of colors come up out to the surface.
I also found out they have openings on the governing board so, I think both my Wife and I are going to apply.

THE BIG REASON: My Wife's Mother died when Erin was 12 years old so, this is a way I can help keep her legacy alive. If it is important to her, it is important to me!! That's the way it is...
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Will this ever be over!!!

I don't usually post political but, WHEN WILL THIS BE OVER!!!
OK, That's enough of that.

I have been working on a new song that is going to be choreographed by my wife who performs and teaches Belly Dancing..
It was the started 2 years ago by the fiance of my wife's daughter. I know I haven't mentioned this because it is too hard to believe that my wife and I have had so much tribulation we have struggled through. Her daughter and fiance were murdered by the brother of her ex-husband. HE had been participating in laboratory studies conducted by pharmaceutical test lab on new medications for Alzheimer's sufferers. The last study he participated in was medication for violent patients. The side effects of the drug that is one of the most common is, if you are not violent, it will make you so...
The song is coming along just fine, but, I am running out of resources. I do not have my studio back together yet and with what I have available, I only have 8 tracks to record on. People will say, shoot, The Beatles did Sgt. Pepper on 4 tracks. True, but, besides being the 4 of them, they had probably the best arranger/producer on the planet and a lot of other players to draw from. I will get it done. besides, this is only a rough run of the song so my wife can get the cardiograph work done. I will move the project over to my partner's studio to do the final arrangement(actually we are going to start over from track 1). With all this going on, I am also adding on to my house and working on a full length album of my own material which should be released in Europe late next year.
All in all, I am busy but, happy. Every day is an adventure and I revel in the joy's of the day. I am loving retirement, wish I could have done it sooner.
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    From the Beginning by Emmerson, Lake and Palmer
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Oh to have the time to get organized. Here I go too and fro too and fro!!!

Sometimes, I find myself rolled up in a ball, frustrated by the current state of my living conditions.. Part of the reason is I can not get enough done to accommodate my new living arrangements. After my Wife died, I was starting to re-arrange my house so I could have my Amateur Radio station, my electronics bench and my recording studio all in the house and I was in process of doing just that. At the same time, there were a number of structures on the property that due to age, were falling apart so, I was going to demolish them. Then came Erin..
Erin and I had met 47 years ago at church camp. I was a counselor and she was a camper. We became very good friends but, that was all. She was 5 years younger than I and it was not appropriate for anything else to happen. I was 21 and truly, I kept it as much like a big brother relationship as I could. Now that friendship had lasted many years until I went away with my job. After that she had developed other interests and had ended up getting married and a couple of years later so did I to my Wife of 41 years til she passed. Erin and I became re-acquainted through FaceBook but had kept the friendship very arms length for many reasons mostly because I would never do anything against my Wife. She was the Love of my Life and that was that. A year prior to my Wife passing Erin, Had had the tragedy of losing her daughter and I had tried to do as much as I could, mostly via the Internet.

So when my Wife died, Erin sent me a message if there was anything she could do, let her know. I told her I would get in touch after the situation settled. Which I did. We started messaging each other and she told me she collected knives because her daughter had so she was continuing on with that. I told her I have one you can add to your collection if, you want to come over and get it. It's a Damascus steel blade made for me by a friend of mine who is a World class knife maker. She was with a couple that were her friends and the guy happen to forge metal. When I said Damascus, he got excited so, I sent a picture. Then he got real excited. So, Erin said I will be over in 30 minutes.
Well, Erin got here and we started talking and it was like no time had passed. IO gave her the knife and we started catching each other up on our individual lives. before I knew it I looked out the window and it was getting light. I told her I should walk her to her car and call it a night(or day)... We didn't talk any that second day but, on the third day I told her I would like to come visit that evening. We did it again!! All we did was talk, it was so easy and we just enjoyed having someone that we could relate to, to talk to. Well it didn't take long and we were together a lot more than apart. Eventually it was decided she would sell her house and move in with me leaving the legalities until we were sure it would not effect us financially. Here was the problem. She had a 2500 sq ft home and mine is about 1300 sq ft. She teaches belly dancing so, she need a dance studio. She is also a costume designer and does custom costumes for a lot of the dances and she sells online and also sells vintage women's wear. So, I started planning an addition to my house since I have a quarter acre of land it would be easy to add and I am doing to work. We bought equipment and materials including 2 shipping containers which are the foundation of the addition. In the mean time her house sold and we had to start cramming things anywhere we could and even started renting 2 storage lockers for the overflow. A lot of other issues started popping up and we are still in the early stages of the addition. It will happen but, in the mean time when I need to do an electronics project, I have to go on an Easter egg hunt to find the things I need to build it. We did finally find out it would not harm either of us financially so in January we got married. I love her as I did my first Wife and I can't imagine Life now without her. We both just get frustrated with the situation but, I know I will get the addition done but, in the mean time, I still do engineering projects and they take substantially longer because of our space issues. We both have learned patience in spades but it still is frustrating to both of us. We will make it!!! I have no doubt... Just wish I could make things happen faster...
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    Flight of the Bumble Bee
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Just a step away.

I am building a tester for vacuum tubes at the moment. Vacuum tubes were the predecessor to transistors and integrated circuits. The tester I am building is a bit specialized because it is for high power transmitting tubes. I know. Why are you doing that? Well, it's like this. I have been an Amateur Radio operator since I was 11 years old and it is a large part of my makeup even today. When I preped for college, I had 2 directions I was heading PHD in Nuclear Physics or PHD in Theology. Now that gave people a lot of pause because most people think those 2 subjects are mutually exclusive... No, not really. They actually have 1 thing in common at their foundation. With physics nobody has ever seen the inside of an atom(even more so nobody has ever seen a quark) because we do not have the capability. An Electron microscope uses a stream of electrons to create an image of what it is being used to observe so, since the electron makes up the "shell" of the atom that makes it impossible to have any resolution on the internals of the atom. Secondly Nobody has seen the face of God while in this mortal coil so again. Both subjects stem from 1 thing to start with. If you will, Faith!!! Now many have also told me that the Universe came into existence due to something called the Big Bang... Ok, that is very likely but, it doesn't mean that God didn't strike the match!! Anyway, I chose a third option for my life path heading to college. I did not want to be in school for possibly 8 years past my Bachelors so I chose to become an Electrical Engineer and also a musician. Both of which I have kept close to me all these years. Even retired I am building this tester because I have collected a goodly number of transmitting tubes and If I can match them electrically into at least pairs. I can get more than triple the money for them and I want that money to complete my new music studio. So, I need to remember how to post pictures here. I will post my machine just for fun.
Just another day in the life..
skull

Now Ladies and Gentlemen, The Reverend Howie D

Seven or eight years ago, I was doing a lot of sales on E-bay. I left working in retail and was taking a breather. I had a lot of electronics "Stuff" ion storage units on the property and figured I would take advantage of my down time to clear out more of the "Stuff" that had been squirreled away years ago. It would give me breathing room and I could even pigeon hole some of the money to find other "Stuff"...
Now, as you can expect, my "Stuff" was much better then the usual "Stuff" you would normally run into. I had for years built vacuum tube HiFi amplifiers and ancillary equipment that enhanced these amplifiers. I also repaired and built guitar amps and designed some for my clients. I had some interesting clients., Steve Howe, Billy Gibbon, Bruce Brown(from Charlie Daniels) just to name3 a few. Anyway, a very good source for components to do this building was old vacuum tube organs. Usually id you found a vacuum tube organ in a thrift store, it would have a price tag of 5 to 10 dollars whether it worked or not. Anyway I had a load of chassis out of these organs, various brands Hammond, Baldwin, Lowery and so on. These chassis sold like hotcakes on E-bay and the reason was a group of items on these chassis were expensive if you purchased new and normally a chassis would go for between $30 and $150 depending what it was out of.. So, I had this Hammond chassis listed and at the end of auction , I think I got $45 for it. Not bad.. Then the guy that won it sends me a message. "Hello, rather than ship it, could I come by and pick it up so I can save the cost of shipping"? Well of course. "I ask "Where are you"? reply: "I live at 11 Mile Corner".. Me: "Oh, the yellow house with the antenna on top". Him: "Why, yes, how did you know"? Anyway , I explained to him I had been driving through that area and noticed the antenna for a number of years and got the feeling, I should get to know somebody from there. he told me I will stop by in a couple of hours and my name id Reverend Howie D...
I gotta tell, I have no social prejudices but, I can fall into stereo typing. Coolidge has more churches than towns 5 or 6 times it's size have. Almost one on every corner. A lot of the Charismatic with a continual parade of revivals in the area. So, I am expecting a 6 foot 6 Black man that looks like he was a linebacker for the Raiders or something similar. When he gets here, he is about as opposite to that as he could be. He is an aging White guy with long hair and he has a baby in tow in a carseat!!!! WoW!! Was I off... We talked and I asked why did you buy the chassis? We spent the next 3 hours discussing the ins and outs of vacuum tube amplification our respective careers and ultimately I got an invite to stop over and see him..

AN AMAZING VISIT
So a couple of days later, I went to Rev. Howie's house. We sat and talked for hours and hours. I finally told him I would have to leave and I would be tied up on a project for a couple of weeks but, I would come back out soon... Month after month went by( like 9 of them) and I kept telling myself, I had to get back out and see Howie... Finally 2 days before New Year, I was compelled. I had to go out there and it had to be today... When I got there he welcomed me with open arms and I apologized for not coming back sooner. He passed it off said, I knew you would be back but, I figured you had a lot on your plate.. That was yes very true... At one point I went out to my car to bring in some things to show and give him. "stuff" that only someone like me would appreciate. A matched pair of Mullard EL34 power tubes some European pre-amp tubes. I told him I know you are still out playing and I am not using them and don't really expect to. He was flabbergasted. (But wait there's more..) Then for no apparent reason, I reached in my pocket and pulled out a $100 bill and told him I am being told you need this. I had just received a substantial bonus and I really was directed to give him that money. He was shocked to silence. I then said "We should think about going into business together".. Not only did he agree, he handed me a set of keys to his house and said feel free to come out here anytime.As it turns out he was having a hard time and he needed exactly $100 to keep his power on... Wow, I went home warm and fuzzy. He and I could converse on a level that I had only found with one other person my whole life(meaning on a scientific and or philosophic level) and I had not seen the other fellow in 30 years.
After that I was at Howie's house a lot. Now, it's funny for 2 partners in business, we haven't made a lot of money but, right now, we are working on projects that will bring in a bunch. It only took 7 years. And there is a lot more to the story of Rev. Howie and Rev. James but, that will unfold as I continue to examine the spokes of the wheel... Howard is my second best friend only second to my new Wife!! And there is a story behind the Kim Carnes song. I will relate it at another time..
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    Kim Carnes Betty Davis Eyes
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