Archive for November2004


Less than 1/2 a percent of bloggers are in my age group. Blogging is a fantastic medium for broadcasting information quickly. I’ll consider myself less odd than fortunate to be among the geezer squad of the blogosphere. Check this information compiled by Perseus: “Blog Demographics Age Range Blogs Created by Age Percent 10-12 55,500 1.3% […]

Stories, Women at ground zero

From the site– “Women at Ground Zero is a powerful collection of first-person stories told by 30 female firefighters, police officers, paramedics, EMTs, and others who responded to the World Trade Center tragedy on September 11, 2001. In response to the media’s portrayal of rescue workers as “firemen, policemen, brothers,” and “our brave guys,”

Veterans Day

To my Father and Uncles, Brother-in-law, Sister and friends that served. Thank you! In times of peace and war you served our country. Our brave soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan carry on in your places and how proud we are of their sacrifices.

Fire Station Shooting

Lompoc, CA — A gunman fired several shots into a Lompoc fire station Monday afternoon, narrowly missing a firefighter, then calmly walked away before being quickly apprehended by police. Shouting that he was “fighting for freedom,” the gunman fired several rounds from a small caliber semi-automatic handgun into the building’s front window, said Sgt. Michael […]

The Hike

The Hike: Arizona 1989 The Sierra Blue Cards were flown to Tuscon from Fresno,CA and on arrival laid out on the tarmac of Tuscon International Airport for deployment instructions. We were assigned to a fire northeast of Tucson to the Rincon Mountains burning at approximately 8500 feet elevation. We went to base camp and slept […]