Tin Foil Hats Actually Make it Easier for the Government to Track Your Thoughts

Well, shit.




Here’s a good site on the benefits of aluminum foil hats.

I also invite you to view this book,

Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie: Practical Mind Control Protection for Paranoids

by Lyle Zapato on Amazon and, notably, the hilarious/disturbing reviews.



Kaiser Wilhelm II, the last German Emperor and King of Prussia. Note substantial headgear with reflector shield disguised as an eagle.

I also believe his mustache deflects radio waves aimed at the metal used to fill his cavities which, as we all know, can pick up radio signals (the fillings; not the cavities). :-)

[The rest of the outfit, of course, appears perfectly normal.]

Beware The Train-Track People

cover.maggot insideflap outsideflap
I had not read one word and I loved this book. Just from the inside flaps.

I almost never read the blurbs on the back. And I often skip the inside flaps, too – except the part about the author. They give too much information – like movie reviews.

I did this time.

And it’s big.




Then I read the intro or dedication:


For you the dreamers

Overlooked at school

Never won prizes

You who will own tomorrow.


but . . .


what’s really bugging is this; the last page; after all was said and done . . .

or so it seemed




. . . just another tin-foil-hat day . . .

Four Weeks And One Day

Four weeks and one day ago. The doctor called to tell me I do not have lung cancer. Those two weeks – from X-ray to CT scan to positive results – maybe the second-longest fortnight of my life. Topped only by the two weeks following my mom’s death – February, 2005. And then the entire rest of that year, of course – another 10 months or so – a blur of emotion, me eating Ramen noodles every night, trying to get through an audio recording of “The Da Vinci Code.” Trying something, anything, to send my mind elsewhere. While being executor of her estate. That whole thing.

When I realized today my doctor called with the good news just four weeks ago – another time warp. Because that was a year ago in June, right? Not last month. I checked my calendar – twice. Just to be certain. It was June, 2014.

Just wanted to make a note. Because, it still seems a bit . . . weird.

And, you know, I cannot get WordPress to format this correctly. But, right now, I don’t care.

OK, there, I finally got it right. And I still do not care.


The Joy of Decluttering 1.1



Today I found this book in a plastic storage box  of  mostly computer junk.

Sitting on my floor I’m not certain how long.


I Feng Shui-ed this into the book recycling box.

Hey! It works! I cleared some clutter!


Somos Cinco, The Algarve


Early Morning, Fishermen Haul Their Boat, the Somos Cinco
(meaning We Are Five or, perhaps, We Five)
Up The Beach September, 1979 – Albufeira, Portugal

[Click photo to see larger image in separate window]

Photo is watermarked and copyrighted.

Photo take 17.9.79

or 9.17.79


[As an aside/note for . . . the younger generation(s); We Five was a San Francisco group with one huge hit: You Were On My Mind (1965) - a remake of a song by the Canadian duo, Ian & Sylvia. The song also hit the Top 10 in the U.K. in 1966 - a version by (no kidding) Crispian St. Peters (born Robin Peter Smith). Is this why they named the boat Somos Cinco? Quien sabe? But I'm pretty sure this is more than anyone wanted to know.]

John T.


This is for my friend, John. I would give his nickname – but it’s too much of an identifier. So I’ll just call him John. Which is, after all, his name.

John is a U.S. Vietnam vet – a Marine.  I don’t know why I’m posting this now. Except I’m concerned.

As Pink says, this is for all the vets out there.

“I Have Seen The Rain” by Pink and her daddy, Mr. Jim Moore