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    Glider Sport Clinton, MO
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  1. My good friend and skydiving buddy of 20 plus years passed away on May 30th. Jim was an instructor and tandem master. I was his practice dummy while he was learning to do tandems. Jim came down with ALS two years ago and wasn’t able to jump anymore or ride his motorcycle. The weakness in his limbs eventually kept him from driving his beloved Mustang GT. I will be releasing his ashes in freefall at Glidersports in Clinton MO in July. Jim sure will be missed as he was loved by all and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. Blue Skies Brother. https://www.parkermortuary.com/obituary/james-jimmy-mckeel-jr
  2. I’m glad for all who made it. Lost my mother to cancer 4 years ago and my best friend of 50 years three years ago. Glad you’re doing good.
  3. I went through surgery and radiation for colorectal cancer last year. Got two doctor appointments this week and then off to the drop zone. Both, surgery and radiation was painful but, I’m still here to jump another day.
  4. Found this album last year. Had a lot of time to do nothing while going through treatment (surgery and radiation) for the dreaded ass cancer (Colorectal.) Just some really good music. And some shameless self promotion of my own music. No vocals, just my guitar work. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cPoTnLK3vHjAldUg9JuaNiwGAna8MgLD/view?usp=sharing And, one more of my own music. Sound quality got somewhat messed up but, posted it anyways.
  5. Even closer now. I've been in Houston all week. It's been a few years since I've jumped out there. Unfortunately, I don't have my rig with me. How have you been doing? Myself, doing better than last year. Couple of months of radiation treatment. Major pain in the ass (Colorectal.) They removed near 2 inches from the rectum up. It's kept me grounded. Hope to get jumping again soon.
  6. Haven't stopped by here in quite awhile. Place looks completely different. haven't jumped in just over a year, due to covid. Got my three shots. I'm in Alexandria, LA and heading to Galveston Island tomorrow. Got rail to inspect down there next week. I see there is a dropzone there but, always a but, it's a damn tandem mill. Thought about having my wife bring my rig down here. Oh well, guess I'll wait till I get back to Missouri. Hi Squeak!
  7. I saw my dog in the mirror, the other day. I’m pretty sure I saw god.
  8. Just last weekend, flying to Boise, as I brought my support snake on, someone rudely proclaimed “I have had it with these mother fucking support snakes on this mother fucking plane.” I sat down and put my headphones on and just ignored him. Lucky for him I had my support snake to keep me calm.
  9. I thought you were the joke! You always make me laugh. Most folks know me as a jokester. Us Christians make fun of a lot of stuff. Proverbs 17:22 New King James Version (NKJV) A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones. Progressive liberalism tends to break one's spirit. Yes, you so called friends of Jesus do make fun of a lot of stuff. Mostly people not like yourself. You are far from what the book you hold up preach. So is Putin and Trump. Putin is a killer and a brutal dictator. Trump is a liar, cheater and, a wannabe dictator. Hardly that what your book preach. You can toss out all of the Proverbs you can find to paste. They do not define you. Your words do and, they define you well. It is clear where your heart and beliefs lie. You idolize the likes of Trump. That is clear. There could be no God of peace and love that would approve of Trump, Putin and, Kim Jong Un. How can you? "...And once you're gone, you can't come back When you're out of the blue and into the black." Neil Young
  10. Ahhh... just like Chump, you know words, you have the best words! "...And once you're gone, you can't come back When you're out of the blue and into the black." Neil Young
  11. I thought you were the joke! You always make me laugh. "...And once you're gone, you can't come back When you're out of the blue and into the black." Neil Young
  12. Haven't been on DZ for quite awhile. Still jumping and working. Besides that, I have been recording some of the stuff in my head Thought I would post a couple of links to my stuff for constructive feedback. I am the sole player on both pieces. Two tracks, one rhythm and one for lead. I do make use of pedals to create the tones. In the future I will be adding drum tracks as I just ordered an Alesis Nitro electronic drum set. Hope you enjoy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AZtDfFQvKU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwpkjRqOqaw "...And once you're gone, you can't come back When you're out of the blue and into the black." Neil Young
  13. Interesting. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonkblog/wp/2015/06/18/11-essential-facts-about-guns-and-mass-shootings-in-the-united-states/ "...And once you're gone, you can't come back When you're out of the blue and into the black." Neil Young
  14. It has been this way for over 200 years in this country. It is glamorized. We are raised on it. We watch it in movies, play it on video games and deny it is our culture. Shootings are everywhere and they impact each and everyone of us. We all pay the price directly or indirectly. I really do not know what to think. On one hand, I despise guns. On the other, I enjoy shooting targets and deer hunting. I bought a 9mm sub-compact for my wife due to the increase in break ins around the area. She does have a conceal carry permit. I would not be able to live should I not allow a weapon in the house and she was killed by an intruder. This is a case of protection in the house. We do not carry a gun when we go out. Maybe we should. The last family member who was killed by a gun happened more than 50 years ago outside of Las Vegas. Mother's uncle was a mobster and met a bitter end in the desert. That is somewhat understandable. You deal in bad shit, you will be dealt bad shit. I cannot, however, wrap my head around Lexi's murder or the murder of others who are merely there. "...And once you're gone, you can't come back When you're out of the blue and into the black." Neil Young
  15. No, nor is that a realistic expectation. Generally you would look for ways to reduce, not prevent gun crime. As long as there are guns there will always be such pain. I am a gun owner. I am at a loss for words. "...And once you're gone, you can't come back When you're out of the blue and into the black." Neil Young