Since Jan 24, 2004

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Retired dilettante*: tired; retired; STILL tired; re-retired; dead tired.

A man who is poorer, but wiser still isn't wise enough; else, he wouldn't still be poor.

I'm a 5th generation Non-Hispanic California Native. Not too many of us; even less of us still in CA...we wised up, and got leaving the Welfare State. Great place to be from...FAR from.

Spent 84-2003 in southern Oregon, but finally got Californicated out of there, too.

We bought our SD ranch in 1996. Coincidentally, it was originally homesteaded 100 years earlier, in 1896. That was 50 years (1846) after my progenitor [that means 'ancestor' for those in Rio Vista] & his wife arrived at his U.S. Army duty station, the Benicia Arsenal, Benicia, California Territory, where their daughter, my GGGrandmother was born, also in 1846. We split our time between the ranch & the Or-A-Gun home, until selling the Ore-Gone property in 2003.

That allowed full time ranch life here.

"The mobs of the great cities add just so much to the support of pure government, as sores do to the strength of the human body." --Thomas Jefferson

Rich man, poor man, builder man, but never a thief;
Doc's helper, cook, merchant, bottle washer in chief.

visited 40 states (80%)
Create your own visited map of The United States or another interesting project

Drove extensively in all of those, off of the Interstates (or even pavement) as much as possible, in order to see something besides concrete and motel rooms.

You Are 85% Conservative, 15% Liberal

Social Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Ethics: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
This is one of the results from the quiz, How Liberal Or Conservative Are You?
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