Lovers at sea by ~roxz00 on deviantART


If you’ve ever spent too much time alone by the sea, it comes to you soon enough that it’s not the way it’s supposed to be.  Though the sea is hauntingly beautiful and mysterious and wildly serene at times, it’s not a place to spend great time or life alone.  I speak from experience.  So I share this poem with you.

Patrick The Poet



Now when you put your loving arms around me
Remember to hold on and never let go.
For I’ve been adrift upon a lonely sea
And love is a thing I thought I’d never know.

For the world is such a cold and heartless place
Where even the strongest can barely survive.
And though yours is a very fragile embrace,
It is more than enough to keep me alive.

For I will never keep you away from me
Nor hold on because my heart cannot let go.
I’ll keep you because I hate the lonely sea
And love is a thing I thought I’d never know.


All Aboard The HSR Fast Trains Reading Extravaganza!

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All Aboard The HSR Fast Trains Reading Extravaganza!
Our bulk book sale is kicking off soon. And you can get lots of copies of our exciting HSR/train history book FAST TRAINS at bargain discount prices for your staff, customers, friends and marketing efforts and campaigns! In the process you can help bring HSR to America! And this would be a big yeah in the yes column!!

Check out our book here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00847FNNK

An amazing collection of photos!

Received this treasure trove of wildlife photos from my good friend John Taft.  And a treasure trove it is!  Enjoy.
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This is an amazing collection of photos! Enjoy!

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 09-13-09)

It’s Monday, and that means Bar Quotes!  Check these out.  They’re wingdingers!

Patrick The Poet


THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 09-13-09)

We all start out with the same alphabet. We are all unique. Talent is not the most important thing — discipline and dedication are. Craft can be learned but desire and longing are innate. Despite the demands of school and just being young, try to write SOMETHING every day — a description, a captured emotion, a simile, a metaphor. Read, for crying out loud! A writer must read the way a ball player must go to the ballfield every day to practice. Everything is possible in this world of ours–and so’s publication.
–Robert Cormier, answering the question “What advice do you give to young people who want to be authors?”

None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wisdom is supreme; therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt you; embrace her and she will honor you.
–Bible, Proverbs 4: 7-8
The moment somebody says to me, “This is very risky,” is the moment it becomes attractive to me.
–Kate Capshaw
What you are must always displease you, if you would attain to that which you are not.
–Saint Augustine
All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.
–James Thurber
If you won’t be better tomorrow than you were today, then what do you need tomorrow for?
–Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav
Is not this the true romantic feeling – not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you.
–Thomas Wolfe
Life is a handful of short stories, pretending to be a novel.
Life is for each man a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.
–Eugene O’Neill
There are days when it takes all you’ve got just to keep up with the losers.
–Robert Orben
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.
–Robert Frost
Life is like playing a violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
–Samuel Butler
Dictators ride to and fro on tigers from which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
–Winston Churchill
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
–Winston Churchill


Let’s Start Moving Down The Track!

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Let’s Start Moving Down The Track!

This article reminds us of the immense benefits of High Speed Rail. Especially HSR from Las Vegas to California, for which we’re way long overdue. Read our dynamic, fun book Fast Trains yet? Do so, then you’re really know of HSR’s awesome benefits. I mean, what’re you waiting for? More higher gas prices?

Read this article here: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/aug/11/consider-benefits-high-speed-rail/

Don’t Mess With Old People!

George Phillips, an elderly man from Walled Lake, Michigan, was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he’d left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window. George opened the back door to go turn off the light, but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things.

He phoned the police, who asked “Is someone in your house?”

He said “No,” but some people are breaking into my garden shed and stealing from me.

Then the police dispatcher said “All patrols are busy. You should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one is available”

George said, “Okay.”

He hung up the phone and counted to 30. Then he phoned the police again.

“Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed. Well, you don’t have to worry about them now because I just shot and killed them both; the dogs are eating them right now,” and he hung up.

Within five minutes, six Police Cars, a SWAT Team, a Helicopter, two Fire Trucks, a Paramedic and an Ambulance showed up at the Phillips’ residence, and caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the Policemen said to George, “I thought you said that you’d shot them!”

George said, “I thought you said there was nobody available!”

(True Story)

Don’t mess with old people.

The Ventures: WALK, DON’T RUN‏

Received this recently from my good friend Jenny up in Oregon.  It’s from a time when snappy instrumental guitar and surfer music used to be really popular and the “in” thing.  For those of you who remember this group and their song, “Walk, Don’t Run,” here is a clip of them with their original drummer who is now a four star Air Force General.  And if you’ve never heard this kind of pop/rock music, here’s your chance to add to your knowledge base and to what you already listen to when it comes to good music.  Grove on…and walk, don’t run!



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