Archive for January, 2012

Going three rounds with Mike Tyson?

Everyone is saying that I look like I got the shit beat out of me. First since I’m allergic to bee stings I thought I might have gotten bit with something. Sad but true it’s neither of these things. What I have is Zoster (Herpes zoster ophthalmicus) or Shingles. Go figure? I itch something terrible, have horrible headache and it’s very painful. The doctor claims that my immune system was weakened and that caused the chicken pox immunity to weaken. I strained my back a week ago that put me out of commission for a week but outside that I feel my normal typical self. Who knows what happened but this is miserable and it take 4 to six weeks to clear up.

September 1978 I was there

This morning while cleaning my home office I can upon this photo I took in September 1978. I think the date of the photo is between the 10th and 12th of September 1978, not very sure.  I took this photo on one of my trips across country and just happened upon Gettysburg at the time of the Camp David Peace talks. I just happened to be at the right place at the right time.

I knew something was about to go on because guys with suits were checking us out and German Shepard dogs gave us a good sniff.  Then guys started to rope off the monuments were I was standing and out of a limo came President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. This all happened in a very brief time and then they were gone.

For those that don’t remember the event read about it here.