HERE'S MY CATCH:
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
WHAT HAVE I BEEN DOING? ---SAME AS YOU---FISHING IN THE STREAM OF TIME.
HERE'S MY CATCH:
HERE'S MY CATCH:
View from this great boondocking campground---Thousand trails rd---Cottonwood, Az.
(middle right in this pict you can just see the famous ghost town of Jerome, Az.
Often this balloon will wake us up with its pleasant hiss.
Sometimes cows stroll by.
friends gather and chat.
Weather pleases---sunsets dazzle
Interesting rigs come and go. This one opens up like a book atop a scaffold.
Meet Mike---a world traveler---who has cheaply engineered a cozy lifestyle in and on a mini van.
That motorcycle is carried on a rack behind. He has range and economy---and he's a nice hiking companion and conversationalist.
Our road in and out---Senator John Mccain's house is just over that hill in the distance. (Page Springs)
Sometimes I park all day near the Rec center and library. This strange giraffe painted rig wanders the West advocating happiness---not as whacky as you might suspect--have a look: here
One day I met a fascinating Lady in the swimming pool---invited her to tea--Meet Katherine---more about her in a separate entry.
When my 2 weeks were up, I moved a few miles to this trail head on hwy 89B.--in a separate National Forest. On average 7 other rigs stayed the night here.
Then I moved to a friends back yard to stash my trailer for a night while I made a run to Yuma, Az for a dental appointment.
En route, I stopped to marvel at this incredible solar power plant --the largest of its kind in the world--4.2 sq MILES of solar collectors--now in operation --providing enough power for 70,000 homes---and it stores enough power to keep producing electricity 6 hours after the sun goes down.
It is located on Interstate 8--15 miles west of Gila Bend,Az.
Once in Yuma--I slept atop my truck like this---saved $50---slept well enough.
Next morning--in Algodones Mexico I am prepped for surgery in the offices of Rubio Associates. (phone 928-723-0015 website ) After 3 months of bone graft healing, I am ready to receive my 4th titanium implant. I'm not the least bit concerned about this procedure because I have the best implant specialist in the world doing the work.
(Dr Rubio has installed more than 10,000 implants and regularly teaches American dentist)
Everything is ready
Here is the master about to begin. His assistants are all experts in their specialty and have prepared me for the moment he comes in for the precise drilling and implant placement.
I think this team approach to dentistry makes for greater efficiency and safety.
Rubio's dental team almost certainly has a wider range of technology than your local dentist.
AND THEY WILL CERTAINLY CHARGE LESS. (perhaps half as much)
Here is Dr Rubio on a previous occasion showing off the latest technology for carving crowns.
It's all over--and totally painless. Another assistant completes the computer records and shows me an x-ray of today's work. In an instant they can pull up my dental history and situation. My goal is to get all my teeth back permanently fixed and beautiful in my mouth. This is the only team I know that can accomplish this tall order--at a price I can afford.
I will come back in a few months to get a permanent tooth attached to this latest implant. (it takes about 3 months for the bone to "osseointegrate" around the titanium)
RANDY PHILOSOPHIZES: I've not posted in a while---been busy living life---a different thing than writing about life. I hope that my experiences prove useful to you in some way----as I'm sure that yours would enrich me.
Saturday, May 02, 2015
I WANT TO SHARE MY MOTHER'S BRIGHT SPIRIT WITH THE WORLD.
SO I ASKED HER THIS MORNING FOR INSPIRATION
(she is still alive in my head and heart)
She gave me this poem!
I SMILED AS I LAY DYING
Pause dear friend a moment with me;
scan this restful scene:
these are husks of souls departed,
and mine---I'm Bobbie Jean.
I was born and lived and died-
never certain the reason or rhyme,
but believing we all are sent from eternity
to adventure here in time.
My children say of me that love
was my life's guiding goal;
that I gave the gift of cheerfulness
while polishing my soul.
My life was good-- coming and going;
I willingly said goodbye;
thought it lucky to be born--
and just as lucky to die.
That's why I smiled as I lay dying;
ending a full life's story;
told my children: “don't look so sad---
I'm on my way to glory.”
I will arrange to have this picture and those words put on her tombstone for all who pass to read.
When it is done I will post a picture.