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The Devil's Gridiron
Desert Rat in a Concrete Jungle

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A Continuing Web Diary

 

"They communed with the earth and the macrocosm of the playa in symbiotic rapport; and they knew the riches of the earth and were rewarded beyond imagination; and when they returned to the concrete jungle and the Devil's Gridiron, the hardships for the lions in winter were indeed profound . . ."

 

An Asphalt and Concrete Jungle, 2003

 

Table of Contents
 
XVI A New Beginning 04/05/2006 - Present
XV Picking Up The Pieces 09/02/2005 - 12/24/2005
XIV Renaissance 01/30/2005 - 08/11/2005
XIII Struggling Onward 07/28/2004 - 01/14/2005
XII Traveling With Shelly (Kansas to Arizona) 07/16/2004 - 07/26/2004
XI Traveling With Shelly (Arizona to South Dakota) 06/28/2004 - 07/16/2004
X The Edge Of Sanity 03/03/2004 - 07/06/2004
IX Moving On 12/04/2003 - 02/18/2004
VIII And Hatcher Runs Through It 08/17/2003 - 11/25/2003

Memphis Blues: Desert Rat in a Tennessee Rainforest
VII Memphis Blues: The Final Chapter 06/28/2003 - 08/30/2003
VI But The People Are Friendly! 02/08/2003 - 06/26/2003
V Well, We're Here! Now What? 10/27/2002 - 02/05/2003
IV One More Time 10/17/2002 - 10/25/2002
III House Hunting 10/08/2002 - 10/15/2002
II Delivering The Vehicles 10/05/2002 - 10/07/2002
I The Bad Times 12/21/2001 - 10/04/2002

 

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Date Sort   Title   Subject 1

 
XVI   -   A New Beginning

04/11/2009   Reign of Terror Draws To A Close
02/20/2009   Bureaucracy and the Common Man
07/18/2008   Telephone Snex
04/23/2008   Tern Revisited
03/05/2008   The Tern Has Wormed
11/30/2007   In Memory of Evel Knievel
11/14/2007   Naughty Ladies of Shady Lane
10/09/2007   So That's Our Problem. . .
09/19/2007   It Works Both Ways
06/27/2007   Package From Hell
06/21/2007   On and On, and On. . .
03/28/2007   Schmuckers and Cluckers
03/23/2007   Therapy by Automaton
02/26/2007   Physical Intimidation
12/28/2006   Wild Chickens Terrorize Phoenix Neighborhoods
11/05/2006   Birds of a Feather
10/24/2006   Kooks and Clucks
06/18/2006   A Tribute Thailand
04/09/2006   The Dynamo
Index   Title   Subj   Nav   Top   Back

 
XV   -   Picking Up The Pieces

12/24/2005   Christmas Eve
12/15/2005   Bah, Humbug
12/04/2005   Virtual Wilderness
12/03/2005   Marital Bliss
11/30/2005   Take Me, Joe Arpaio
11/23/2005   Where Are The Children?
10/25/2005   A Moment of Silence
10/23/2005   Site Renovation
10/16/2005   Little Chicken Legs
10/13/2005   A Meager Response
10/10/2005   The Attack Goes On
09/28/2005   Renaissance
09/02/2005   Outrage In New Orleans
Index   Title   Subj   Nav   Top   Back

 
XIV   -   Renaissance

08/11/2005   Gimmie a Break!
07/28/2005   Staying Grounded in the Heat
07/27/2005   Under Siege
06/14/2005   The Teeth Cleaning
05/31/2005   The Coastal Highway
05/18/2005   Into Thin Air. . .
05/15/2005   . . .And One Backward
05/13/2005   The Real Friday the Thirteenth
05/04/2005   Freakonomics
05/02/2005   Freedom!
04/13/2005   What, Again?
04/12/2005   Friday the Thirteenth
04/11/2005   Not Quite
03/30/2005   Day Seventeen
03/29/2005   Day Sixteen
03/28/2005   Day Fifteen
03/25/2005   Day Twelve
03/21/2005   Day Eight
03/19/2005   Day Six
03/17/2005   Day Four
03/16/2005   Day Three
03/14/2005   Day One
03/13/2005   My Foot!
02/27/2005   The Green Red Show
02/15/2005   Saga of the Refrigerator
01/30/2005   When It Rains, It Pours
Index   Title   Subj   Nav   Top   Back

 
XIII   -   Struggling Onward

01/14/2005   And We Didn't Think We Could Make It!
12/22/2004   Graveyard Doldrums
12/17/2004   The Great Christmas SPAM Scam
11/26/2004   Turned On Our Heads
11/24/2004   Sting of the Scorpion
11/01/2004   101,265 / 3000 = 33 and Change
10/23/2004   Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk
10/22/2004   Dust Mites, Foot Fungus, and other TV Vermin
10/20/2004   Paradise Lost
10/19/2004   It's About Time (TV-B-Gone)
09/08/2004   Best Drunk I Ever Had
08/15/2004   A Typical August Evening in the Valley
08/10/2004   Bait and Switch
08/09/2004   What Was That Again?
07/31/2004   It's Just How I Feel
07/28/2004   Sky Harbor Blues
07/20/2004   Yup, I'm Back
Index   Title   Subj   Nav   Top   Back

 
XII   -   Traveling With Shelly (Kansas to Arizona)

07/26/2004   Got 'Em All
07/25/2004   Beautiful Pictures
07/25/2004   I Botched It...
07/25/2004   Two Ways Around
07/25/2004   Wow!
07/24/2004   Told You Wrong
07/24/2004   Washout!
07/23/2004   Hard to Believe
07/23/2004   Bring It On
07/23/2004   Finally Home
07/23/2004   Day Late and a Dollar Short
07/23/2004   Want Some Rain?
07/21/2004   Happy to See You
07/20/2004   Liberal to Home
07/19/2004   I'm In Liberal
07/19/2004   Hey L--
07/19/2004   I Only Made It to Dodge
07/18/2004   Our Visit
07/17/2004   Leslie C. Koontz Farm
07/16/2004   Arrived in Hanston #2
Index   Title   Subj   Nav   Top   Back

 
XI   -   Traveling With Shelly (Arizona to South Dakota)

07/16/2004   Columbus to Hanston
07/16/2004   See You Tomorrow
07/15/2004   Still Raining
07/15/2004   Old School Norwegian
07/15/2004   Bed and Breakfast
07/15/2004   Hanston Visit
07/15/2004   Tornado Warnings
07/15/2004   Fast Answer
07/15/2004   Power Outages
07/15/2004   Wherever You Are
07/14/2004   Brookings to Columbus
07/13/2004   Brookings
07/12/2004   Grand Island to Brookings
07/12/2004   As the Week Progresses
07/12/2004   And a Cream Colored PU
07/12/2004   Humuggity
07/11/2004   Coming Across Colorado
07/11/2004   Birthday Party
07/09/2004   Long Hair and Short Grass
07/09/2004   Everything Soggy
07/09/2004   Made It to Moab
07/06/2004   A Safe Trip
07/06/2004   Good 4th, But It Was On the 5th
07/03/2004   Thanks For the Sunshine
07/03/2004   Borrowed Hair
07/02/2004   Duncrossing
07/02/2004   Bottled Sunshine
07/01/2004   Movie Theater
07/01/2004   Sunshine For Rain
07/01/2004   Unfixable
06/30/2004   Cats and Dogs
06/28/2004   Hailed Out
06/28/2004   Smoke and Mirrors
06/28/2004   All Gone
06/28/2004   Cute as a Bug in a Sow's Ear
06/28/2004   MY DARLING AUNT
06/28/2004   Grandkids
06/28/2004   Hey!
06/28/2004   Hey Shelly!
Index   Title   Subj   Nav   Top   Back

 
X   -   The Edge Of Sanity

07/06/2004   Traveling With Shelly
07/03/2004   Who Says K-Mart Sucks?
07/02/2004   Paw Of The Fox
06/19/2004   Definitely a Commie Plot
06/17/2004   It's In The Genes
06/04/2004   . . .Begs the Question?
05/13/2004   Work On Foxpaw Server Continues
05/03/2004   What Was That Again?
04/12/2004   No Wuss. . .
03/25/2004   Anguish
03/16/2004   Relief
03/07/2004   Emergency II
03/04/2004   The Emergency
03/03/2004   Oh, Well. . .
Index   Title   Subj   Nav   Top   Back

 
IX   -   Moving On

02/18/2004   Explosion
02/17/2004   Commute II
02/16/2004   Hello Again?
02/14/2004   Valentines' Day: Of Mogwais And Men
02/13/2004   Dogs In A Manger
02/12/2004   Fifth Largest City
02/05/2004   The Commute
01/31/2004   Cosmic Collision Averted
01/17/2004   The Shower
01/17/2004   The Hole Enchilada
01/16/2004   23rd Month Anniversary Revisited
01/06/2004   Bait and Switch
12/31/2003   One More Time. . .
12/26/2003   Finally Over
12/25/2003   Christmas
12/24/2003   Christmas Eve
12/23/2003   It Looks Like A Normal Day - Only Uglier
12/22/2003   Christmas Eve Eve Eve
12/21/2003   23rd Month Anniversary
12/18/2003   Second Life / First Wife
12/15/2003   Universe Controlled by Dark Matter
12/08/2003   FoxPaw Server Retrieved
12/08/2003   Smack! Turkey After Thanksgiving
12/07/2003   Four Chairs, Three Boxes and a 45 lb Calculator
12/06/2003   The Flu Clinic
12/04/2003   Back In The Saddle
Index   Title   Subj   Nav   Top   Back

 
VIII   -   And Hatcher Runs Through It

11/25/2003   And Hatcher Runs Through It
11/24/2003   Misfire
11/22/2003   The Last Move
11/17/2003   Disclosures
11/15/2003   Scott Simon Essay On Blogs
11/11/2003   One More Time
11/10/2003   Home At Last
11/09/2003   Like Londontown
11/08/2003   Carrying On
11/07/2003   The Great Panjandrum
11/07/2003   At Peace
11/06/2003   No Rest For The Wicked
11/05/2003   Myrtle Mae Williams Obituary
11/05/2003   A Sign Of Better Times To Come
11/04/2003   Picking Up the Pieces
11/03/2003   Take Me, Lord!
11/02/2003   The Truth Shall Set Her Free
11/01/2003   A Gorgeous Little Brown Doll
10/31/2003   Lyin' and Carryin' On
10/30/2003   The Anvil Drops
10/29/2003   The Omen
10/14/2003   Welcome Back To Phoenix
09/18/2003   Back to Earth
09/18/2003   Looking for Property
09/03/2003   The Ugly American
08/30/2003   Catching Up
08/27/2003   Finally Routine - Almost. . .
08/26/2003   That's Why The Utilities Are Paid
08/24/2003   It's a Pretty Apartment, But. . .
08/23/2003   Day of the Deep Sockets
08/22/2003   Getting On With It
08/20/2003   Apartment Hunting
08/19/2003   The Perfect Storm
08/18/2003   Other Woes
08/17/2003   Welcome to Phoenix
Index   Title   Subj   Nav   Top   Back

 
VII   -   Memphis Blues: The Final Chapter

08/30/2003   Culture Shock
08/29/2003   Finally Done
08/20/2003   It's Murder, Especially the TV
08/17/2003   B-O-R-I-N-G
08/16/2003   Practice Makes Perfect
08/15/2003   Up, Up, And Away
08/14/2003   Last Minute Crime Update
08/13/2003   The E.R.
08/12/2003   One More Cup
08/11/2003   Un-Nerving, Penske!
08/05/2003   Return Flight
08/04/2003   Tickets or Tires?
08/03/2003   Three Days and a Dozen NPR Stations
08/01/2003   Bon Voyage
07/30/2003   Not To Worry
07/29/2003   Don't Blame Us; It's Where We Come From
07/28/2003   Strange, But True
07/27/2003   Logs and Garbage Bags
07/26/2003   Orpheum Theater, Take Two
07/25/2003   The Orpheum Theater
07/25/2003   The Heat Is On
07/25/2003   300,000 Houses Without Power
07/23/2003   Storm Windows and Skeeter Bites
07/23/2003   Hound Of The 'Hood
07/22/2003   Heat and Humuggity
07/22/2003   Memphis Wind Storm of 2003
07/19/2003   A Drive Up Elvis Presley Boulevard
07/14/2003   Two Weeks Notice
07/13/2003   The Pink Palace
06/30/2003   Free At Last
06/28/2003   Deja Vous All Over Again
Index   Title   Subj   Nav   Top   Back

 
VI   -   But The People Are Friendly!

06/26/2003   Torn
06/24/2003   I Shot Him, But He Deserved It
06/15/2003   Memphis Radio Stations
06/10/2003   Elvis Week on WKNO
05/31/2003   Hair On a Stick
05/29/2003   The Great Water Main Caper
05/28/2003   Of Race and Other Dubious Relations
05/10/2003   The Mexican Cuisines of Memphis
05/04/2003   Muddy Waters and Other Weather Phenomena
04/27/2003   Hernando's Hideaway
04/26/2003   Dr. James D. Guest, DDS
04/26/2003   Entertainment
04/20/2003   Essential Overkill
04/17/2003   Railing Against 'Reality'
04/12/2003   I Trump! (and it ain't Donald)
03/30/2003   Lumpy Liquid Mystery
03/29/2003   Mystery of Tchulahoma and Other Phenomena
03/18/2003   Deja Vu. . .
03/17/2003   Where It's At . . .
03/10/2003   Finally Broke The Code!
03/04/2003   Capillaries
03/02/2003   Howcum?
03/01/2003   A Strange Element of Truth
02/25/2003   Routing of the Outing
02/24/2003   The Original 70's Adventure Game
02/23/2003   I'm Glad You Asked
02/15/2003   The 'Hood
02/12/2003   Interpersonal Communication In The Workplace
02/11/2003   Really Friendly!
02/08/2003   But The People Are Friendly. . .
Index   Title   Subj   Nav   Top   Back

 
V   -   Well, We're Here! Now What?

02/05/2003   ***sigh***     : - (
01/31/2003   Start Date
01/31/2003   Letter
01/27/2003   Cities and Towns Run Amuck
01/21/2003   Answers
01/21/2003   Questions
01/21/2003   Offer
01/12/2003   Yet More Comparisons
01/07/2003   More Comparisons
01/06/2003   Mogwais in the Woodwork
01/01/2003   Lunch
12/18/2002   2nd Interview
12/09/2002   Interview
12/09/2002   Onward. . .
12/08/2002   Resume
11/19/2002   Weather Like Never Before
11/13/2002   Crime Doesn't Pay Well Enough
11/12/2002   Seriously, Though. . .
11/08/2002   Ambulance Chasers
11/03/2002   The Culture of Entertainment
11/02/2002   Security in the 'Hood
11/01/2002   The Rainforest
10/30/2002   School Board Wars
10/28/2002   Shades of Eddie Murphy
10/27/2002   Plucked Out of Email
Index   Title   Subj   Nav   Top   Back

 
IV   -   One More Time

10/25/2002   Whew!
10/24/2002   Muscles With A Vengeance
10/23/2002   Cockroach Hotel
10/22/2002   Back On Our Heads In Yogurt
10/21/2002   Fog
10/20/2002   Mileage Blues
10/19/2002   On The Road Again
10/18/2002   So Close We Can Taste It
10/17/2002   Down To Business
Index   Title   Subj   Nav   Top   Back

 
III   -   House Hunting

10/15/2002   The Return Flight
10/14/2002   Welcome to Memphis
10/12/2002   Slumlord
10/11/2002   Home
10/09/2002   Culture Shock?
10/08/2002   A Beginning
Index   Title   Subj   Nav   Top   Back

 
II   -   Delivering The Vehicles

10/07/2002   Oklahoma City to Memphis
10/06/2002   Albuquerque to Oklahoma City
10/05/2002   Phoenix to Albuquerque
Index   Title   Subj   Nav   Top   Back

 
I   -   The Bad Times

10/04/2002   It's Done!
02/26/2002   Fast Forward
02/18/2002   Soul Mate Laid Off
02/15/2002   Laid Off
02/06/2002   The Ugly Americans
01/24/2002   Mom
01/21/2002   Jeep Stolen
01/20/2002   Maynard Fox Obituary
01/18/2002   Dad's Death
12/21/2001   Del Sol Wrecked
Index   Title   Subj   Nav   Top   Back

 

 

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