Will the zombie apocalypse come before the space alien invasion or after it. This is important because aliens who like sucking human brains may leave the planet with a bad taste in their mouths (or whatever passes for a mouth) if everyone (that they can catch) is a zombie when they show up.
What does an old broken down white guy looking down the road toward sixty, do on a Friday night when there's not much else to do?
I was asking myself that question when my daughter, Heather, asked me if I wanted to go hear some other old broken down old white men on the other side of sixty, play in a band in Inglewood, CA.
I used to go to Inglewood all of the time to watch the LA Kings play ice hockey at The Forum. It was the only time that there were white people in Inglewood at night (besides the cops). I didn't worry all that much back then because I carried a .45 ACP with four spare magazines, and that can equalize against a platoon of inner city ninjas who tilt their firearms to the side to shoot ghetto style and don't use the sights. Anyone standing near me would need to wear body armor, but I'd be perfectly safe. Those of you who have played the inner city game will understand this eternal truth. Drive-by shootings in the inner city almost always rack up a body count of innocent unfortunates. The original target retaliates a day later killing more innocent by-standers, prompting other drive-by's in an eternal struggle.
Heather said that they rebuilt The Forum and to honor the grand opening, THE EAGLES were playing. Now, I like a lot of bands, but there is no band that I like better than the Eagles. In fact, I'd fight my way through a battalion of gold chain wearing, crack dealing, ninjas to watch the Eagles just warm up for a concert.
Gley Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy Schmidt, a reappearance by Bernie Leadon and Steuart Smith playing guitar on stage at the forum for THREE HOURS. That's about as much heaven as a man can handle.
Joe Walsh had been on the wrong end of a bottle when the Eagles reorganized for the Hell Freezes Over tour - and it saved him. Walsh has never been better - and he was pretty damned good when he was young. Henley's voice hasn't aged and Frey is GLEN frigging Frey.
And when we went back out to the car in the parking lot after the amazing concert had ended, the car had not been stripped and left on blocks. How's THAT for luck?
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Welcome to Virtual Mirage
"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad," asked Alice?
"You must be," said the cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."
Virtual Mirage - What's on the other side of the mirror? Ask Alice how deep the rabbit hole really goes.
This blog is an extension of MY JOURNEY because sometimes my journey needs more explanation, and sometimes there is more to be said than can be expressed on one ordinary blog.
Sometimes it's politics (very serious), sometimes I address the human condition with a dose of humor, and other times it may seem as if the track is headed in a unique direction. I can be a complicated guy at times.
There are a few things you'll find I consider:
* Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
* Sometimes the questions are complex but the answers are simple.
* Love is the only condition where the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
* Steers do not sign treaties with meat packers. (think on that)
* Taxes are NEVER levied for the benefit of the taxed.
* The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no victory possible in defense.
WHITE POWDER (Novel)
There is something intoxicating about a secret.
THE OLD WHORE (NOVEL)
In the peculiar culture of the Central Intelligence Agency, "old whores" are people who will do whatever it takes to get the job done, irrespective of the cost.
EXILES FROM EDEN (NOVEL)
Sparks fly as two star-crossed lovers meet. He runs toward trouble as she yearns for something missing. And it ends in a flight from and toward justice.
Today, I balance work and play as much as anyone can. All things remaining equal, play is more important. Life is short - it's important to make every day count for something, if only to yourself.
I'm a former tinker/tailor/soldier/sailor who has now decided that maybe it really wasn't all done for nothing.
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