People I’ve Met Along Th...

Feb 15, 2012 by

Some the earliest recollections of my childhood are of watching my dad play the banjo, saxophone and drums. He and my mother were...

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The Seven Wonders of the World...

Jan 16, 2012 by

The Western Hemisphere, the “New World,” was slighted when the Seven Wonders of the World were chosen. That is probably due to the...

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From Here to There and Back

Dec 20, 2011 by

If your goal is to go from Los Angeles to San Francisco it is a simple procedure to look at a map and determine the route you wish to...

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People I’ve Met Along Th...

Nov 20, 2011 by

I have met so many interesting and famous people in my lifetime that I sometimes forget about those were not as famous as some but...

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Julio “Hoolie the Hoolig...

Sep 19, 2011 by

From the John W Strobel III series, People I’ve Met Along the Way… How does one explain a relationship that is tentative...

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A Night At Mickey’s Monk...

Sep 7, 2011 by

From the JWSIII series: People I’ve Met Along the Way Author’s prologue: The year 1965 was wrought with political upheaval and...

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Some Bugs I’ve Met Along...

Aug 16, 2011 by

Or How To Make Friends With Methicillan Resistant Staphylococcus Auerus (MRSA) I bounced from one side of the hard ambulance gurney...

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Places I’ve Been Along t...

Jul 13, 2011 by

Author’s note: Last week in “Places I’ve been along the way”, I told you of how I lived and worked in New Orleans and Trinidad,...

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People I’ve Met Along Th...

Jun 15, 2011 by

It was a warm August evening in 1968 on Dover Lane, in Pierpont Bay, on the beach in Ventura, California. People lined the shore...

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When Old Men Were Young

May 25, 2011 by

I lived during that time when old men were young… John William Strobel III I guess it’s not fair to talk so much about the “good old...

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Poison Control

May 18, 2011 by

It had to be the year 1943. In those days, a fellow had to be twelve years old to be a Boy Scout. So when I turned twelve, I joined...

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A Trip To The Pay ‘N Tak...

May 11, 2011 by

As we motored past a huge sign board that said, “DRINK CANADA DRY” with a picture of an frosty bottle of Canada Dry Lemon Lime, my...

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The Drummer – Hank Castr...

Apr 20, 2011 by

“You gotta let us do the drivin’ Johnny. You sing your song, we’ll set the tempo. We’ll take you home, just have faith in us…”...

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People I’ve Met Along th...

Apr 6, 2011 by

After some rather harsh criticism of my writing technique the other day, I found myself in a very reflective mood. I questioned...

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People I’ve met along th...

Mar 30, 2011 by

Thievery is a terrible crime. When someone steals from you they invade the inner sanctum of your soul. The things you have worked so...

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Elizabeth Taylor: Actress, Phi...

Mar 23, 2011 by

Elizabeth “Liz” Taylor dead at 79!!! That headline greeted me as I awoke on Wednesday March 23, 2011. It immediately brought back...

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Seasons

Mar 9, 2011 by

The weather report says that we high desert dwellers can expect another freeze tonight. Our youngest daughter, who lives with us,...

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People I’ve met along th...

Feb 23, 2011 by

It has been said that in old age a man reflects on his accomplishments. If that is true then the following story and those that come...

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Serious Things You Need To Kno...

Feb 16, 2011 by

                    Did you know there are 25.4 millimeters in an inch? There are....

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THE PICKERS

Feb 9, 2011 by

The picker shouted out to his companion… “Hey Chico, vigilascia fuero para los espinas en estos de la arboles de limon. Hombre, podra...

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Endless Love: 62 years after t...

Feb 3, 2011 by

On, February 3rd, 2011 Donna Louise (Grenny) Strobel and I, John W. Strobel III, celebrate sixty two years of marriage. If you take...

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Colleagues

Jan 26, 2011 by

It’s my little dark secret that I have kept away from everyone for years. It’s a little like slipping into a room full of movie stars...

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Sobriety

Jan 19, 2011 by

Editor’s note: This is a story born of a deep friendship and great love on so many levels. The story unfolded on Facebook, so I...

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A Justification of Habit

Jan 18, 2011 by

It was just a matter of time. It was an unconscionable denial of inevitability. When I filmed and reported the oil disaster in the...

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