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A crazy coincidence

My wife and I were waiting with another couple to travel to Alaska on a cruise. The husband and I are friends from high school. We have much in common both being left handed...

Strange travel stories

I am going to put up some strange and interesting travel stories in the next few days. They are all true and happened to my wife and I. They are mostly about coincidences and...

Hitting the bricks

I have always been self employed. I had to advertise my services far and wide to get as much work as possible. I was lucky and lived in Southern California where the population is...

Dead end jobs

There is no such thing as a dead end job, just people with no imagination or desire for advancement. How many Americans do we have to watch come from nothing and become successful and...

It finally happened

I worked in peoples homes and apartments for forty eight years. For thirty eight years I worked for my self, having apprenticed under my father for ten years before that. In those thirty eight...

One bottle or can at a time

First off, this is a true story. I don’t need to make up all of my stories, I had a very colorful life. So my girlfriend and I decide to recycle, and recycle big....

Free donuts

Hey, you don’t have to read this junk. So my brother and I loved donuts. Don’t most of us. Come on. We know your dirty little secret. We see the wrappers in your car...

The shoebox

Alright, here’s another restaurant story. My brother is six years older than I. He was always looking for a way to make a buck. Perhaps times were harder when he was coming up and...

Taxes

Are you paying too much in taxes? Are the very rich not paying their fair share? Think again. Go to Google and simply enter, “what tax brackets pay how much in taxes”. The truth...

Prelude to Rome

Jan.2 -2019 – I have started the prequel to Grandpa Ernie’s Secrets. I never write from an outline or name my characters before they introduce themselves to me. I create the outline as I...

Another great act

As I just mentioned, we had some great entertainers in our place over the years. Perhaps they were just starting out or on their way down as I mentioned earlier. My father was in...

A funny little genius

Our restaurant was shaped like a “Z”. The bottom of the “Z” was the restaurant, the upright portion was the bar, and the top, was the dancehall. The dance floor was in the middle...

The Adventures of the Smith Family

February 1, 2019 – I hired an editor and she looked over this novel of mine. I have worked on it for the last five years while doing other novels that are shorter and...

Boogie boarding in the good old days-

My brother and I used to boogie board on the north side of HB pier in the seventies and eighties. We were a couple of the old guys out there at the time. We...

Grandpa Ernie’s Secrets-

January 25 – 2019 – My new version of Granpa Ernie’s Secrets is on Amazon now. It’s a spy novel with all of the current cast of characters from North Korea to Iran, and...

The instant taxi –

Okay, it’s getting late. Last call. So one night, I was probably twelve, because my brother had his license and his new Nova. What a beautiful car. Anyway this drunk wants a ride to...

A little dispute-

One more, really? I have other things to do you know. Okay! I started playing pool when I was eight years old or so. My sister was even younger. If I had a nickel...

The late night customer-

Ok, I.m on a roll now. We had live Mexican bands playing on Saturday nights at our place. We would often go to T.J to get the bands. My father had a good sense...

A shot in the dark

When I was in the sixth grade, I was working after school in my parents bar. If you have read some of these stories, you are aware of my sordid past. At any rate...

Day 16 – Jan.1 – 2019 – Sarnath – India

Day 16 – Jan. 1 – 2019 – Today we drove out to a nearby ancient Buddhist learning center. This is where Gautama Buddha preached his first sermon. We then visited the Sarnath Museum....

New Years in India – 2019

Day 16 – Jan.1, 2019 – We spent New Years day walking along the Ganges and listening to the prayers. We watched people bath away their sins of the past with high hopes for...

The Burglars

We leased our restaurant for ten years in Santa Ana, California. It was the largest Mexican bar, dancehall, and restaurant in the county. It was also probably, the roughest. Unknown to us was the...

Dec.30 – Khajuraho – India – 2018

Dec. 30 – We are in Khajuraho. this is where the erotic statues are located. They are well know and the unknown artists are revered. We are on our way to Varanasi, the oldest...

Dec.29 – Day 13 – On to Varanasi, India 2018

Dec.29 – Day 13 – The train has stopped in the middle of nowhere. Perhaps they are cutting down trees for fuel. This country is one of many contrasts. The ultra modern placed in...

Dec. 31 – Erotic carvings of the Chandelas- India – 2018

Day 15 – Dec.31 – We have arrived at the erotic temples. The temples are well done and the carvings are very intricate and lifelike. Having said that, there is nothing to ad. There...

Dec.31 – Mon – Day 15 – Flying to Varanasi – India 2018

Day 15 – Monday – We are off to Varanasi after lunch. The forty minute flight to the holiest city of the Hindu cities is pleasant as can be expected. The city was known...

Dec.30 – Day 14 – Jhansi, India – Overland to Khajuraho – The Chandelas -2018

Dec.30- Day14- We have left Agra and taken a two hour train ride and a four hour bus ride to where we are now. The train ride is something else. We have been warned...

Dec.28 – Day13 – Agra and the Taj Mahal – 2018

Day 28 – Dec. 28 – We have arrived in Agra after a long drive. Our guide has filled us in with history of the area. Remember, the Moguls were Muslims. We are at...

Dec.28 – Abhaneri step well -2018 – India

Day12 – Dec.28 – We visited the ancient baolis, or step well, that was built to provide year round water for the citizens here. This giant, square hole, lined in stone with ledges and...

Dec. 27 – Early morning game drive – Ranthanbore National Park – 2018

Day 11 – We leave very early this morning for another chance at seeing the tiger. It is brutally cold and I am wrapped up. It does no good.  We looked for the tiger...