Friday, October 11, 2013

My Girls

My Little Girl, Lily and her Dog La Nina Bonita
I trained Bonita in the desert of Arizona - she was attacked by a lone Coyote - and killed it instantly.  I knew then I has a great dog... gave her to Lily as a present - there is more to the story, but not at this time....

Wine tasting for shipping to home - supply sufficient to last me til my next trip to NYC

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Potato Leek Soup with Garlic and Red Carrots from the Farm - Rainy Day here in Brooklyn

Lily and I are making a large Pot of (all from the farm) Potato Leek Soup this am... doing other things all in preparation for the Wine Tasting Tonight - further listed on:
Later this afternoon.  Lily Echo is the owner of the shop and my only Daughter..... We will be spending the time selecting her best selections 3 of each to send back to Boise for my winter pleasure... Dandelion Wine also listed:
 Free Wine Tasting, bread and cheese every Thursday 5 to 9 pm.... actually there are bottles of wine open for tasting most times..... more later.......

I have been reminded, by several friends, that Summer is Over

To that end... The Republican Party is still with us... they are pretending "The Major Accident..." didn't happen.  I am in NYC returning to Boise after the Monday holiday.
I spent a long weekend at the family farm: A quick look at the farm pages relate pictures of what is being done and where I spent 25 years living and working as a CPA in a nearby town.

More to come... weekly posts to start until I get "Rev'd up" and disturbed by  the ignorance and arrogance of self perceived important people, the politically correct and "Outright Assholes" that cling to "good people" and bring our brains down - so we can defend and deal with outside necessities!

Remember, the good in people requires "leaving more on the table, than taking for your own needs!"  "Paying it forward" is always a good feeling.......!

The new addition to my Family since I last wrote: "Shorty" a McNab Border Collie - shorter hair... taller dog... herding dog developed to work larger livestock. Pictured at 6 mos old.

Jackpot - almost 6 year old Border Collie - wild dog mix been with me for 5 1/2 years

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Eat a Peach

you know the feeling... a wet nose and chin... teeth
half in and sucking the sweet juice of the flesh -
Summer is coming, hot days, the smell of a lake or
Ocean, Strawberries, Blueberries....peaches and
Melons .... OK good place to stop!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

I am resuming my posts here - on March 1st.

My March Agenda:

1st week of March - preparing for Spring - Bicycling... more activity rearranging my Garage for Kayaking, 

2nd Week of March - repairs and updates of my Truck, Rig and property

3rd week of March - Tax Returns

By then Spring should return to Boise - 

"click" on this to enlarge it then: 
Focus on this "Still" and you'll see the wheels begin to turn

Like everyone else, I have bigger plans for Spring than I'll be able to accomplish - The more the better.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

I plan on returning home before Valentines Day UPDATE below

I plan on returning about a week before Valentines day.  I have no plans - Last year I invited 2 women and 1 man over for a Wine fest - 4 people, 3 bottles of fine wine, great music and tastes... a 5 hour evening that was glorious for all.

One of my favorite Holidays. ..

Update, very hard to repeat a great we made it even greater... wonderful time....  5 people 5 bottles of wine... 6 to midnight....

Friday, January 18, 2013

There is a reason why People, Places and Things are in your past.

Friends, Places you have lived - ways of doing things that did not produce the desired results. Yet we constantly review our past, revisit our past, and go back to ways of doing things - that did not produce desired results.

My current trip was prompted by my method of travel and Vacation that included My Son's wedding.  Which was Knock Out Great!  Seeing my family, my brother and his family and the friends that we have collected who have remained in our lives.

My first destination was Boise to Albuquerque in a method of travel that put me on the road for almost 15 years. I haven't used my "Rig" in two years, yet I upgraded the interior, appliances, etc.

I wasn't on the road, out of Boise, more than an hour, that my diesel engine started to loose energy. It is obvious Fuel was not getting to the engine in proportion to the speed.

I stopped in a small town (Paul, Idaho) and found an excellent mechanic who could not find the problem - I had a redundant Fuel Filter and pump system in addition to the one that was standard eq. on the Truck.  Finally we disconnected the Redundant system, and I was back on the road - full power - ready to spend the evening in Salt Lake City.  My rig was winterized (no water or liquids in the plumbing system) - 6 degrees overnight, fog driving in, driving out, black ice.... Next stop - Las Vegas... 50 degree days and re-upped my liquid systems - not without perceived problems that I worked on until they went away.  Spent a week in LV and moved on to Flagstaff - 7200ft elevation - nice days - 10 degree nights - Winterized once again. Moved on to Albuquerque for a week of very freezing weather... The Wedding was "Oasis Time" my rig was placed on the not so important list and survived (Mostly)..... left a wonderful family time - and I am now in Elephant Butte, NM.  re-upped liquid to my rig and dealt with some minor problems - in Water and waste systems. Here I Am!

My intentions are to go on to Tucson and visit some horse people. I spent 1996 to 2005 winters there and did not see them after that (8 years)  From Tucson, I plan on Going up to Cave Creek, AZ (Northern Scottsdale/Phoenix area.) I spent 2005 to 2009 winters in that area. Friends there too!

The Lesson (to me)  - I have learned Boise is my current life and my Future - along with the friends I have developed. My Family - is ever-present. The "past" (including old out of touch friends)  and my method of traveling - is becoming irrelevant - OK, has become irrelevant!

Interesting - I have reviewed moving forward at a time I am farthest from Boise.
1,100 miles... I will work my way back Tucson - Phoenix - more southwest to California - Las Vegas - and one bad stretch Las Vegas through Salt Lake to Boise. (Or Las Vegas - Winnemucca, NV - Boise) weather choice.

A lesson learned - I'm ready to move forward -
Oh.... Jack is a wonderful traveling companion!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

There is an art to being a Trader

This was posted on one of my trading sites. Hard Tack And Beans. The Revolver? - either for suicide plays or Visual Testosterone...

Currently in Albuquerque - all the Peachin's in my "Parent's Line" my son Isaac's and Michele's wedding, My Brother David and his family @ Los Poblanos - no dogs allowed on the property - don't like "no dog" people.
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Jack on the Road

Here until early next week... moving on down I-25 Through Hatch, NM to I-10 through the "Texas Canyon" in Arizona to Tucson - for a few days. Tucson is where I winter camped with my horses, from 1996 thru 2005... great riding, etc. Then On to Cave Creek, AZ   (2005 - 2010) - no addnl plans yet.  Boise is very cold under a storm alert "Gandolf" - no hurry to get into that.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Preparing for a Left turn

.....working my way out the door...probably Thursday or Friday...although I've made this left turn more than several times before in  different is a left turn none the less. The road has always been an adventure generator...when I pull out of the driveway and hit I84 east...I will be in a whole new mindset... I drag my feet trying to get out the door.. and then like magic... voila!
"The road provides" ...Jack is well aware of what's going on - he is patient and excited...

Boise - Salt Lake - Las Vegas - Flagstaff -  Albuquerque - Tucson - Cave Creek - ?  California, Oregon, maybe... Of course, spring starts in the middle of February - Boise.  Each decision is based on weather, whether or not 

So... after publishing this post,  an "old flame" asked me when I was returning to Boise? 

I'll be back in Boise no later than summer, maybe no later than spring, maybe at the end of January - How do we know when we lead an "open end" life - I'm dealing with a multiplicity of thoughts - for example - I finally talked back to the mirror this morning - I said in no uncertain terms.  "Ok, let's quit fooling around...when does this aging process stop"  The mirror spoke back (to my shock!)  "I'll give you an idea.... "Keep Breathing!"

OK, something else is bothering me.... "Pussy"  which is it?  Weak Men or Hot Women?"  

and then:

"When was the Last Time I enjoyed a thick Crunchy Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich without feeling guilty or having a 2nd, or 3rd before I could stop?

There are more... but these are examples of my most pressing issues..... and what about Money, What about it? .... exactly! ... no matter how things have changed in my life - I remember worrying about money, more than I care to examine, over the past 50 years... and what difference did it make - none.

Money is More addictive than "Pussy" and the best Peanut Butter Sandwich I ever erected.  Speaking about Erections - I just started to laugh out loud.
What's more important a good erection or financial Security?  You see, it's a big confusing circle of Life - and then when the Mirror speaks up - well... everything "gets placed on the table"  So, you see - I'm dealing with... "matters of importance.... serious matters!"

This "Old Flame" isn't just around the corner - In Boise - She's thousands of miles away - "Trap Married!" I guess I don't want to hear her "List"  "What am I a Fantasy?"

Jack sees that "I'm Wired" ... he looks up and Says... "How we doin' Pops?"

Speaking of Fantasies:

I should be in Las Vegas on New Years eve (what better place to deal with issues)

My Annual New Years Eve Wish List:

It goes without saying, that this is a meal requiring time between courses - and savoring all of the flavors - mind you - going back for seconds at any juncture requires more time indeed.
I would guess that to enjoy this properly 6 to 12 hours would be about right.


Hummus - double the Garlic

On crushed Ice, hold the salt, Low Ball Glass
and of course to quench our thirst.....

BTW - The proper way to drink 1554 is in a wine glass - my opinion
I would have preferred a large bowl, thin stem, Burgundy
wine glass - Hornitos and 1554 go well together (paired)
There are many fine Belgium Dark beers... after trying
all the small breweries in my travels this Belgium
Dark had the best finish - chocolaty* - if you will
N/B 1554 is not sold on east coast
...........and finally

Just before Dawn

A favorite New Year's Eve Menu all of my favorites
 all vegan!

Disappointed in Me?  How would you improve on this menu if you were planning your own?

 Every hormone released in this menu is in the Chocolate Family. Broccoli?.....use your imagination - this menu was created by mine. 

ps. This menu includes every drug that I recommend "for the good life" - each has it's own intensity - not into drugs?  Well, each to his (her) own.....HAPPY NEW YEAR - God Bless America!

ps. As we age... everything becomes overripe, like the sugar in a Banana, but my "virtual objects" seem to have the same age year after year... just like a good dream.  

I hope you enjoyed today's Rant.... I'm off to Christmas Dinner at my favorite Neighbors - 2 couples - some of their friends - the Chefs' Two sisters of Mexican Heritage:

We are starting with Chili Relllenos, 3 Bottles of Masi Valpolicella, Spicy Black Bean/Sweet Potatoes, couple of Corona six packs,  Hot Pulled Pork Lasagna - no pasta in layers - a combo of mild chili sauce, Garlic everywhere, cheese, sliced Italian tomatoes  flat tortilla layers. Beans, etc. and some side dishes ...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.... if you find any offense in the use of language, pictures - it's who I am. And none of it is more offensive than The Republican Tea Party - which is no party at all! 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Men's Health Magazine: Boise picked the Best City for Men to Live

We arrived at Boise after a long journey measured not in miles traveled but in numbers crunched. All told, we delved into more than a dozen data sources in order to assemble city rankings in 38 different criteria, including everything from air quality to unemployment, cost of living to death rates. We factored in property crime and criminally long commute times. We even took into account the ratio of single men to single women. (After all, what's a great town if you can't enjoy it with a great woman?) But as much as this is Boise's time to shine, the rest of America's men don't need to rush there again. We've unearthed five nuggets of wisdom that will enrich your life no matter where you live. 

1. Boise, ID
Health: A-
Quality of Life: A-
Fitness: B+

2. San Jose, CA
Health: A+
Quality of Life: C
Fitness: A

3. San Francisco, CA
Health: A-
Quality of Life: C+
Fitness: A

4. Plano, TX
Health: A+
Quality of Life: C+
Fitness: B

5. Seattle, WA
Health: A+
Quality of Life: C-
Fitness: A-

6. Burlington, VT
Health: A+
Quality of Life: A-
Fitness: C

7. Austin, TX
Health: B-
Quality of Life: B
Fitness: A+

8. Salt Lake City, UT
Health: A+
Quality of Life: C
Fitness: B

9. Madison, WI
Health: B+
Quality of Life: A-
Fitness: B-

10. Portland, OR
Health: B+
Quality of Life: C-
Fitness: B+

One weak pussy - Needs to fall on his sword - let's move on


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Fig!

Big Year at Dandelion Wine...... daddy's little girl
That's her DFWM Look! She's on the cutting edge of something big
Watch out!  Greenpoint Entrepreneur of the Year!

there she is - the little girl in "pink" cute and innocent

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Keret’s house is only 4 feet wide but 30 feet high and 30 feet deep

Etgar Keret’s house is only 4 feet wide but that’s all he needs. He’s also one of my favorite short story writers. I just finished his collection, Suddenly a Knock at  the Door. I can’t tell if he’s insane, a magic realist, someone who is constantly beaten by life and bad relationships, or simply a great writer. Probably all of the above. I found on the blog, rookiemag, his 10 rules of Writing. For me, #9 is the most important in terms of the psychology of writing. Not only for writing  but for everything you endeavor to do in life. #4 is probably the most valuable tip for actual writing. And for starting a business. Always think from the middle and work outwards.

- James Altucher - rest of the story:

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Scents and Perfumes - their dirty little secret!

Who is watching the Store? High Priced French Perfumes are balking against new proposed laws restricting many ingredients that contain allergens and potential carcinogens. Enormous Fortunes have been accumulated around the world in the Scent and Perfume industries.

 "PARIS - Luxury perfume brands fear the European Union is about to introduce measures that could cripple the $25 billion global industry in the name of protecting consumers against allergies"...

"Since its creation in 1973, the IFRA, which is financed by scent makers such as Givaudan, New York-listed International Flavors & Fragrances, and Germany's Symrise, has restricted natural ingredients for a range of health reasons, from worries about allergic reactions to cancer concerns."

The international Perfume Industry is in an uproar as a result of proposed new laws.

Can you imagine all the cheap perfumes used in your daily products that are "Killing You Slowly!"

Actually if you are not "Scent Free" you are fucking yourself daily!

Friday, December 14, 2012

"In a small town like this ..........." Children Dead - How Sad! .. draws the life out of all.....

How do we define Terrorism.  How to hurt... go after the children... the young ones. - The holidays.... how many people went out to buy the pistols today.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Austin Peachin - cruising his shared Farm

Austin's beginnings of "His Farm" his way... The Lure of the Charlotte Creek and the beginnings of the "Creekwalk" Nature's introduction. The "Creekwalk" (wet or dry) is one of our Family treasures. - Star Route Farm NY, Charlotteville, New York

Monday, December 10, 2012

Why are all the "Cutting Edge" T/A people Talking AAPL

Update 12/14 - apparently most of AAPL cash is in foreign countries, not taxed here and cannot be brought in to pay dividends, w/o paying taxes on the "bring in"
Apple is now basing at $512 area which is S3 (pivot point) - purchased a small taste at $513

Update: 12/10 @ 1pm est...

Google offering $99 Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks to public schools... with support!

Stock update: $AAPL headed toward S1 @ $523 - Maybe downward toward S2 just above $513 where I plan to "take a taste"  

Apple $AAPL not long ago a $700 stock is working its way toward $500 quickly. Why is this Happening: 

 1. I guess it started with a "Mapping" product that broke its legs coming out of the "gate." Apple has increased their desire to eliminate "Google Anything" from their products. The largest company in the world - began to show their fear as Google and Samsung (their two biggest software and hardware rivals) put on pressure in the market place - spending money on law suits vs. product development. Personally, I own a Samsung Note 2, and I understand why this is happening.

2. Apple holding over $100 Billion in cash should be giving a one time dividend before 12/31 because of tax laws - it is silent on the subject. Shows inflexibility on their part for the shareholders. So Let's up it a notch: Fuck the customer, fuck the shareholders and show everyone why Steve Jobs is missed and not really replaced. 
Apple to the customers and Shareholders - this is
the best you are going to get.... "We're starting
this as our first product assembled in USA!" - apple

3.  Apple will begin to build one of their products (actually assemble foreign components) in the United States. Apple is starting with $100 Million and 200 employees - Quite a commitment(?)

4. Finally, and most important the Stock has been trading (Orderly) on a Technical distribution - more sellers than buyers passing through various moving averages (even a "Death Cross" (the 200 day moving average dropping below the 50 day moving average this past week at $533. The Next support (where the stock can be salvaged would be at about $503... I will not get into its classic moves in Fibonacci Retracement supports on its way to a next lower support - and maybe not moving. If the support at $503 doesn't hold it will find itself at the $450+ area. What is $AAPL's problem - Leadership at the top. Most people in business would say no one is irreplaceable - we see the stock price as a reflection that Steve Jobs is greatly missed.

I have a standing order in (a taste @ $513) at $503 an entry order representing about 33% of a full position which would be attained if support at $503 is more than a pass through thing. 

Apple has not waned in producing great profits and will probably do the same when the bell rings on this quarter. 

For Lindsey Graham as the republicans continue to tell stories that are not true.