Since Mar 16, 2003

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Christian, divorced, vegetarian,
into "natural health & healing",
Presently living in NE Ohio
Too many interests, Too Little time


RIP sweet Cali - July 28, 2007
Senior Feline in DollyCali household
Orphaned at 10 days in 1988

A Few of My
Favorite Things...

Son Jeff and his family (w/DollyCali)

Brother Duane and his family

My Pets.. here I am w/pooch Oliver

Thread about his rescue

Good bye Dolly ~
Good Bye Oliver

Look not where I was
For I am not there
My spirit is free
I am everywhere
In the air that you breathe
In the sounds that you hear
Don't cry for me Dolly,
My spirit is near
I'll watch for you
From the other side
I'll be the one running
New friends by my side
Smile at my memory
Remember in your heart
This isn't the end
It's a brand new start
You will join me soon
We will never be apart again.




Cross Country Skiing

Exploring the Unknown

Anything/Everything Patriotic

FReepers and FReeping

DollyCali - JimRob - Kristinn - Diogenesis




Fun in nature

RIP MOM - 7-12-18 to 10-10-10

Miscellaneous Thoughts

Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.~~ Winston Churchill, Sir (1874-1965)


Friedrich Nietzsche - "God is Dead"  (1882)
God - "Nitschke is Dead" (August 25, 2000)


Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.~~ Al Capp


The great question - which I have not been able to answer - is, "What does a woman want?"~~ Sigmund Freud


Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.~~ Redd Foxx


A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.~~ Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)


A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.~~ Harry S. Truman


A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel. Robert Frost (1874-1963)


"To sit home, read one's favorite paper, and scoff at the misdeeds of the men who do things is easy, but it is markedly ineffective. It is what evil men count upon the good men's doing." —Theodore Roosevelt


A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. ~~Winston Churchill, Sir (1874-1965)


I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli
. George Bush , U.S. president (41) Dubya's dad, 1990


Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.~~ Colin Powell


The warning message we sent the Russians was a calculated ambiguity that would be clearly understood.~~ Alexander Haig


A man sits with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems shorter than a minute. But tell that same man to sit on a hot stove for a minute, it is longer than any hour. That's relativity.~~ Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.~~ Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)


A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.~~ George Santayana (1863-1952)


A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.~~ Dwight D. Eisenhower


"Sitting in church every Sunday does not make you a Christian anymore than sitting in the garage makes you a car." ~~ Glenn Beck

"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return." Mary Jean Iron ~~ Borrowed from FR Mozart Lover


“Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intelligence.” ~~ Dr. Samuel Johnson


“I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.”~~ Will Rogers

Eat a live frog first thing every morning
and chances are that will be the worst thing that
will happen to you for the rest of the day. ~~ DollyCali

I Am the Flag
Of the United States Of America

My name is Old Glory.
I fly atop the world's tallest buildings.
I stand watch in America's halls of justice.
I fly majestically over institutions of learning.
I stand guard with power in the world.
Look up and see me.

I stand for peace, honor, truth and justice.
I stand for freedom.
I am confident.
I am arrogant.
I am proud.

When I am flown with my fellow banners,
My head is a little higher,
My colors a little truer.
I bow to no one!

I am recognized all over the world.
I am worshipped - I am saluted.
I am loved - I am revered.
I am respected - and I am feared.

I have fought in every battle of every war for more then 200 years.
I was flown at Valley Forge, Gettysburg, Shiloh and Appomattox.
I was there at San Juan Hill, the trenches of France, .
in the Argonne Forest, Anzio, Rome and the beaches of Normandy.
Guam, Okinawa, Korea and KheSan, Saigon, Vietnam know me. .
I'm presently in the mountains of Afganistan
and the hot and dusty deserts of Iraq .
and wherever freedom is needed.

I led my troops, I was dirty, battleworn and tired,
But my soldiers cheered me and I was proud.
I have been burned, torn and trampled .
on the streets of countries I have helped set free.
It does not hurt for I am invincible.
I have been soiled upon, burned, torn and trampled
in the streets of my country.
And when it's done by those Whom I've served in battle -

But I shall overcome - for I am strong.
I have slipped the bonds of Earth and stood watch over.
the uncharted frontiers of space from my vantage point on the moon.
I have borne silent witness to all of America's finest hours.
But my finest hours are yet to come.
When I am torn into strips and used .
as bandages for my wounded comrades on the battlefield,
When I am flown at half-mast to honor my soldier,
Or when I lie in the trembling arms of a grieving parent
at the grave of their fallen son or daughter,

I am proud

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?


The ballot is stronger than the bullet


What is conservatism? Is it not the adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?


You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. Abraham Lincoln


Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.


Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.


I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts.


It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.


Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.


Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.


The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.


When you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.


You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.


Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.


Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.


I want to know God's thoughts. The rest are details.

I do not know with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones.

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.


If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research, would it?


Imagination is more important than knowledge.


In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.


It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.


Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.


Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.


The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax..


The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.


There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.


We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.


The average age of the Infantryman is 19 years. He is a short haired, tight-muscled kid who, under normal circumstances is considered by society as half man, half boy. Not yet dry behind the ears, not old enough to buy a beer, but old enough to die for his country. He never really cared much for work and he would rather wax his own car than wash his father's; but he has never collected unemployment either.

He's a recent High School graduate; he was probably an verage student, played some type of sport activities, drives a ten year old jalopy, and has a steady girlfriend that either broke up with him when he left, or swears to be waiting when he returns from half a world away. He listens to rock and roll or hip hop or rap or jazz or swing and 155mm Howitzers.

He is 10 or 15 pounds lighter now than when he was at home because he is working or fighting from before dawn to well after dusk. He has trouble spelling, thus letter writing is a pain for him, but he can field strip a rifle in 30 seconds and reassemble it in less... in the dark.

He can recite to you the nomenclature of a machine gun or grenade launcher and use either one effectively if he must. He digs foxholes and latrines and can apply first aid like a professional. He can march until he is told to stop or stop until he is told to march.

He obeys orders instantly and without hesitation, but he is not without spirit or individual dignity. He is self-sufficient. He has two sets of fatigues: he washes one and wears the other. He keeps his canteens full and his feet dry. He sometimes forgets to brush his teeth, but never to clean his rifle. He can cook his own meals, mend his own clothes, and fix his own hurts.

If you're thirsty, he'll share his water with you; if you are hungry, his food. He'll even split his ammunition with you in the midst of battle when you run low. He has learned to use his hands like weapons and weapons like they were his hands. He can save your life... or take it, because that is his job.

He will often do twice the work of a civilian, draw half the pay, and still find ironic humor in it all. He has seen more suffering and death then he should have in his short lifetime. He has stood atop mountains of dead bodies, and helped to create them. He has wept in public and in private, for friends who have fallen in combat and is unashamed.

He feels every note of the National Anthem vibrate through his body while at rigid attention, while tempering the burning desire to 'square-away' those around him who haven't bothered to stand, remove their hat, or even stop talking.

In an odd twist, day in and day out, far from home, he defends their right to be disrespectful.

Just as did his Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather, he is paying the price for our freedom. Beardless or not, he is not a boy. He is the American Fighting Man that has kept this country free for over 200 years.

He has asked nothing in return, except for our support and understanding.

Remember him, always, for he has earned our respect and admiration with his willingness to pay the price with his/her blood.



Paul, DC; Bill, Nancy

John, Oliver, Tippy & Chance

John(3), Snowflake and Oliver

Paul(2) and DollyCali

Akron Zonta Gals


FReepers join the fun at a spring support
the troops rally in Cleveland Ohio


DollyCali & Oliver join DC Freepers at Reagan Funeral


Freepers Meet at Stan Hywet in Akron
(front) JustAmy, Dr.Deb, PrissyMissy, MollyPitcher, DollyCali
(back)ohioWfan, Commiewatcher, BoxerBlues; Dubyaismypresident,Mama_Bear


WVNan; ohioWfan; Dr.Deb; Molly Pitcher; DollyCali;Mountaineer get together in Columbus


DollyCali visits Buffalo Freepers at Jimmy Macs

FReeper Inaugural Ball 2005

ATRWers - BMWCyle; DollyCali; Prairiebreeze; Redleg Duke


OneLoyalAmerican at his Chief promotion with his betterhalf


Ohio & WV FReepers meet in Newark

Oliver in Cuyahoga River finds a fawn to swim/play with. I was kayaking with friend John & his dog.
The fawn did NOT want to play. Oliver is very gentle.

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Oliver & Cali May 2005

"Mr Perch" at Cuyahoga River at Towpath Carriage Trail

Mr Perch overlooking the Canal at national park

Looking "pretty" in a neckscarf

Cali & Oliver after hike from home to canal at Milepost 16

Mothering one of the meow mix gang

Current Radar Weather


I am a

Your Political Profile:
Overall: 90% Conservative, 10% Liberal
Social Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Ethics: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

Your Dominant Thinking Style: Exploring
You thrive on the unknown and unpredictable. Novelty is your middle name.
You are a challenger. You tend to challenge common assumptions and beliefs.

An expert inventor and problem solver, you approach everything from new angles.
You show people how to question their models of the world.

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