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Memories, ramblings & observations from my cluttered mind.

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Before & After

Before & After

As a young kid spending time on Fishers Island (my current home), I was fascinated with the natural history of the island. The main focus of my attention was on the area of the island that used to be the home of Fort H.G. Wright.  Fort Wright was part of the coastal defense network & protected the eastern part of Long Island Sound. It was active from 1898 through 1947.  I loved playing in and around the gun pits (the cannons were long gone) and other buildings, including lookout to

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Fire Call!

Fire Call!

I thought it may be interesting to share what happens when my pager goes off for a fire call. Thankfully, I've only had false alarms to respond to, aside from two minor car accidents. (Since October 2017). We average one call per week. Thankfully, most of them are during the day, but there have been the occasional middle of the night calls. (The pager also goes off for any ambulance calls, which I only assist if the EMTs need help lifting the stretcher onto the ambulance boat.) Te

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Please Allow Me to Ramble

My apologies in advance for this post. You may think this is a strange place for this but I can't think of another outlet for it and I can make an Atari connection.   My stepfather is dying. Quickly. I'm not even sure if he's technically my stepfather, but he might as well be.   Growing up, I hated him. I realize hate is a strong word but I HATED him.   Now, I'm pretty devastated by this.   My parents divorced in 1979, when I was six. My mother remarried a true a-hole a year or two lat

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The End (Or Is It?)

This may seem like a strange topic to start off a blog that focuses on my appreciation for my childhood but it's a subject that I tend to dwell on a lot. The year I foolishly gave away my entire toy collection.   First, a little background.   I was born in 1973. My parents divorced when I was six. I stayed with my Mom during the school year and visited my Dad every other weekend and school vacations, including the summer.   I REALLY enjoyed visiting my Dad. Yes, he spoiled me (I'm still sp

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Post Zero - Intro

My long-term memory is impeccable, at least when it comes to positive memories. My short-term, not so much.   I had been kicking around the idea of starting to document some of these positive memories in a journal, especially the random ones that pop in my head out of nowhere. Then I thought, why not wrap those memories up in a retro-themed bow and create a blog here. So that's what I'm going to do!   I'll focus on video games, considering the site this is hosted at. But I'll occasionally t

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