" When God created the Earth, He shed tears of joy.
One of those tears is Sicily"
The back side of the mountain town of Sutera,
in central Sicily
First, some information on where I live. I live in Santa Cruz county, located in Northern California, USA. I live in the mountains located just east of the coast. This is redwood country. I have an acre located in the middle of the redwood forest. It is very beautiful. The summers are hot during the day, but it cools down evenings. Winter's are mild, but it is our rainy season and we do get a lot of rain, on the average 60 inches!
This keeps everything lush and green throughout
the hot dry summer months. My house is a ranch style 3 bedroom, 2 bath,
home with a large family room, decks, and a spa.
Central Coast of California
San Lorenzo Valley, California
Oxen Hauling Redwood
Santa Cruz Mountains
Listed below are some of my favorite things
I enjoy. I also provided some links to some of my favorite places on the
net. So, go ahead and check them out and let me know what you think.
I have been lucky to have traveled all over the United States on both business and pleasure. There are only about 4-5 states I have not visited. My favorite places are Cape Cod, Massachusetts; Alaska; Bryce Canyon, Utah; Hawaii ; New Orleans, Louisiana; and ,of course, California.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Bryce Canyon, Utah
The Hawaiian Islands
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cape Cod, Mass.
Woods Hole, Cape Cod August 1948
TOP FIFTY Ways You Know You Are From Massachusetts
Welcome to Bawstin
On Being Italian
I'm A Sicilian
The Pirates In Palermo
The San Lorenzo River
I am an avid sports fan of most sports, but
my favorite teams in each of the major sports are: THE NEW YORK YANKEES
in major league baseball; THE SAN FRANCISCO 49 ERs in the NFL;THE MONTREAL
CANADIANS in the NHL; and THE BOSTON CELTICS in the NBA. Now, before you
ask, keep in mind, all four of these franchises have something in common:
they are the BEST in their sport. We are talking 71 World Titles!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW YORK
2009 WORLD CHAMPIONS
9 straight years
AL EAST CHAMPS
1998 - 2006
The New York Yankees Home Page
The Official Web Site of the Sultan of Swat: Babe Ruth
The Yogi Berra's Museum
The Official Roger Maris Web Site
The Official Mickey Mantle Web Site
The Official Lou Gehrig Web Site
The SF 49ers Home Page
The Montreal Canadians Home Page
The Boston Celtics Home Page
Michael: The #1 Sports Fan
Called (a poem)
BRAVO ITALIA !
World Cup Champions
and beating those DAMN French
Barnstable Fish Pier, Cape Cod 1948
As a child of the 60's I grew up with rock & roll. My favorite band is The Doors. I also like The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Pink Floyd. But I also like a variety of music including Bob Dylan, Sting, INXS, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, and The Moody Blues.
The Doors Home Page
The Rolling Stones Home Page
Big Basin State Park: Boulder Creek, California
Living in California has exposed me to the finer aspects of wine appreciation. I love a full bodied red wine. Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandelare my favorites. I wouldn't pass on a good Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc, however, if it is offered.
Santa Cruz Mountain Wineries
Wineries in Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz Mountains
Wine Growers Association
Sunset at Chapin Beach: Dennis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts 2005
Someone once said "There is nothing like good food, good wine, a good cigar and a BAD girl....". I love a good cigar. My favorite cigars include a Troya 81, Macanudo #5 Special, and a Partagas #2 Corona.
Cigar Aficionado Forum
Holts Cigar Company
FUJIPUB Cigar Page
Boulder Creek, California
My favorite poets include William Blake, Arthur Rimbaud, and James Douglas Morrison. I have written many poems and I am currently editing them, (see below). If you share my love of poetry, let me know your favorites.
The William Blake Archive Page
William Blake Help File
Arthur Rimbaud I
Arthur Rimbaud II
Jim Morrison Tribute Page
My Favorite Poem: The Listeners
Poetry should assault the senses. A pure expression
of joy, passion, to be enthralled. If my poems, thoughts, words, cause
you to think, see, and feel, then i guess they do serve a purpose.
If you care to share your thoughts on them, or have your own to share,
drop me a line. I want to hear what you think.
For a complete listing of all my poems, see
the site index link below
Cape Cod, Mass.
TOP TEN LISTS
Some things you just have to get off your chest. Here are a few lists of Top Ten things that I just have to put in here. Now I feel much, much better! Got your own Top Ten lists? I would like to hear them.
TOP TEN Things That Should Never Exist
TOP TEN Things I Will Never Understand
TOP TEN Stupid Things I Always Hear
TOP TEN People I'd Like to Walk in Their Shoes
TOP TEN Things NOT To Say On A First Date
TOP TEN Things I Learned From The Lone Ranger
TOP TEN Memories
of the 2001 Yankee Playoffs
Boulder Creek, California
MY SITE INDEX
.. no weapon in the arsenals of the world
is so formidable as
the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a
weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have. It is a
weapon that we as Americans do have. Let that be understood
by those who practice terrorism....
President Ronald Reagan, 1st Inaugural
Thank You President George W. Bush
For Your Eight Years of Leadership
GOD BLESS AMERICA
...America is a great force for freedom
Yet our greatness is not measured in power or luxuries,
but by who we are and how we treat one another.
...Fellow citizens, we've been called to leadership in a period of consequence.
...Before history is written down in books, it is written in courage.
Like Americans before us, we will show that courage and we will finish well.
We will lead freedom's advance.
George W. Bush
State of the Union Address
The Sanctuary of Belice, near Marianopoli,
"Without Sicily, Italy leaves no image in the soul: it is the key to everything"
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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