Pictures I like, quotes that might define me, snarky memes,
maybe even some politics, and other things that strike my fancy
There are three sections so far to my website. The original section is The Gregarious Railfan which I started in
2014.  Railfanning is my favorite hobby.  In late 2016 I started another section called the Gregarious Roadtripper.  
As I am able to publish unlimited pages on my site, I felt it was foolish to spend money to a create separate  
websites. It has worked well and the new section grew beyond expectations as well. The Gregarious Railfan and the
Gregarious Roadtripper are complimentary sections and the way they are set up on the site they don't detract from
each other, in my opinion.  As the publishing of this site has become a hobby to me in itself, I find there are other
things and other subjects I'd like to explore; whether or not worthy of pages by themselves. My creative juices are
itching to bring new thoughts to my site so I decided to create this section and see how it develops.  I suspect it
will also grow beyond expectations also but we shall find out. And although this section is primarily for my own
enjoyment, Maybe I will find I've created something that I will be willing to share, or maybe my strong thoughts will
cause me to hide it.      
Disclaimers – the ideas and thoughts in this section represent MY view of the world and my opinions.  Most times I
am very opinionated, even snarky. I strive to love all people but am very aware that most people (including me)
sometimes lack the common sense they believe they have. Sometimes people accuse me of having a very unusual sense
of humor.  I acknowledge that and say it's far better than having no sense at all.  I do not seek any rebuttal to my
views and will not respond to such.  
Any items posted are assumed to be in the public domain.  However if copyrighted work or original material by
others, not attributed but deemed private by the author appear, contact me (
Contact Page) and I will
accommodate you either by crediting your work or removing it with an apology.   

Disclaimer page 2 from The Gregarious Railfan section is appropriate to this section also  <
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“On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White
House will be adorned by a downright moron.” - H. L. Mencken  (1880 - 1956)

“In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a
Republican.”  - H. L. Mencken  (1880 - 1956)

“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” - Will Rogers

“Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.” - Will Rogers

“A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.” - Mark Twain

“Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.” - Mark Twain

“It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.” - Muhammad Ali

“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” -
Muhammad Ali

“The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a
superior moral justification for selfishness.” - John Kenneth Galbraith

“It's easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world.” - Al Franken

I don’t believe that I ever saw a bumper sticker that said “I’d rather be working” - Bass Pro Shops T-shirt.

“I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any
politician” - Charles Chaplin

“Only boring people get bored.” - Ruth Burke

“The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind.” - Albert Camus

“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same
people.” - Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” – Winnie the Pooh

“Some people care too much. I think it's called love.” – Winnie the Pooh

“I've done made a deal with the devil. He said he's going to give me an air-conditioned place when I go down there, if
I go there, so I won't put all the fires out.” - Red Adair

“Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.” - Bob Marley   

"Do it or not. There is no try."  - Yoda

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth  

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” – Oscar Wilde  

“Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.” - Satchel Paige

“Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.” - Satchel Paige

"The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind." - Humphrey Bogart

"Yes Madam, I am drunk, but you are ugly; and in the morning I shall be sober, and you will still be ugly." - Winston
Churchill at a cocktail party to an unnamed woman.

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”  - Winston Churchill

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal
sharing of miseries.” – Winston Churchill

"For every minute you are angry, you loose 60 second of happiness." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the
power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we
are less prone to hate our enemies.” - Martin Luther King Jr.
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.      I was kind of an irritable little cuss in my youth:  
The Gregarious Railfan   
The Gregarious Roadtripper   
I Live Where Others Go on Vacation   
Only in Your State   
This is Why I'm Broke   
Alan Brand   Don't know him, just know he has a kindred spirit to me.
People of Wal-Mart   what can I say  
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