sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Accounting for Time

Wednesday I went out into the Mojave Desert and dropped by a Buddhist temple where the high panjandrum is a friend of WoFat (blogger) and me. 

There are plans to build two much larger stupas (monuments), both 36 feet high in this area. Since I'm not a Buddhist the significance of this is generally lost on me. However, it's an excuse to going off-roading as well as visiting. 

Being in the middle of nowhere is the best place on Earth (paraphrasing a quote from Steve McQueen - and if you don't know who that is, you're a child)

The Toyota FJ performed well as I am accustomed to having it operate. It's a 9.5 year old rig but it runs like new.

Thursday, I'm going to attend a Trump Rally. I've seen them on television but I want to be there as your correspondent. I wonder if they'll give me a Press Pass for the Virtual Mirage Blog? In the event that they don't, I ordered a ticket on For those of you who have not attended a Trump function and may want to, the schedule of upcoming events is on that website.

Event Time: Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM
OC Fair & Event Center - The Pacific Amphitheater100 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
General Information: No posters, banners, or signs may be brought into the event. There is no dress code. No professional cameras with a detachable lens are permitted. No tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, or GoPros. ID is not required for entry. For further questions, please email
The venue will seat about 18,000 people so it's not a particularly large event by Trump standards. 


To answer those of you who want to know if I am only a man of leisure - I try and maximize the time I take for me. Example: The worst day fishing is better than the best day working.  It's all about time management.