By Way of Introduction

Hail Yes and Merrily Met!

My name is Lance Marcom and These Pages will be my Home for the foreseeable future. All are welcome here–welcome to compliment, deride, disparage, commiserate, cajole, rant, rave, fawn, frown–In short, all comments will be appreciated.

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This Virgin  De-flowered Slut Blog O’ Mine will contain Tall Tales, Short Tales, Middlin’ Tales, Major Tales, Minor Tales…

Tales of Amusement, Tales of Adventure, Tales of Larceny, Tales of Woes, Tales of Foes, Tales of Loves Won & Lost, Tales of Fortunes Achieved & Squandered, and much more as becomes my wont… 

Tales From Texas, The Middle East, The Far East, The Near East, The Southeast, The South Coast, The South Pacific,The Left Coast, The Old World, and Perhaps Even Oklahoma…

But most importantly, I wish this to be a place for my guests to enjoy, for:

“No profit grows where is no pleasure ta’en.”

(That’s Shakespeare, Y’all.)

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Just For Fun Y’all, I am going to throw a new video (or quote, or some other surprise nonsense) up here everyday. Why? You may ask.

Because I think an ‘About Page’ should be ever-changing and dynamic, just as the Person it is purported to be “About” is ever-changing and dynamic.

Therefore, I upload some of my favorite stuff here. Daily (usually)

So…  here goes for 11 July: Albuquerque (I had the opportunity to live there, once.) For, you see, my mom took a wrong turn at Moriarty… hence: young lives changed. For some forever.

Hope you enjoy.

The Best of the Hitchslap

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Bullshit Legal Stuff:

I Suppose it is Time (alas):

All This Shit Is Copyrighted.
Please Respect that, for:

“Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls: Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing; ’twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands; But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed.”
–Shakespeare

Thanks,
-The Management

More ‘Shonnie’ tomorrow. Story at eleven.

Night, Night.

Addendum:

Someone once posited the idea that good posts always challenge the reader with a question (“This invites discourse”)

I cannot disagree, but by the time I finish my posts. I am all ‘discoursed out’.

That said, ’tis good advice. So, here is my million-dollar question:

“How many of y’all ever go to the ‘about’ page ‘ere you ‘follow’? I know I do. And for just one important reason: Sometimes we are misled and by being misled, we tend to ‘say’ things that are offensive to the blogger. Therefore, I like to get a ‘feel’ if you will, of the person’s blog I am about to comment all over. I do not aim for controversy, but I seem to land there more often than not.

Point is… know your audience and never purposely offend.

Peace,

Lance

10 thoughts on “By Way of Introduction

    • Hi Dixie,
      As a matter-of-fact…. yes I do remember your mother. We were not really close friends at SFM, but ‘close friends’ at SFM meant something a little more than ‘close friends’ meant “Back in The World”.
      I digress.
      Debbie and I once gazed at Saturn through a telescope I commandeered from the ComOps department (cannot recall if I had their permission; I probably just saw it there, unused, and took it).
      Debbie had never seen ‘Saturn Live’ before, and I, as a wanna-be amature Carl Sagan was just the guy….
      Debbie was always very sweet to me and I liked her alot. We just never got close, in that SFM way.

      So… how is Debbie these days by the way?

      Cheers Dixie and thanks for searching out my blog. It can be all over the place, so don’t dive in too deep (unless spiders don’t scare ya none)
      -L

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    • Hello Dan,

      Truth be told, I think of you often. The year we shared running Camp Wolf, well, those were good times. I do not recall if you were present the day I gave to my TCN’s my “These are the best times of your life speech”, but of course you would have concurred, for I did believe (and knew) every word to be true; Filipinos: Ha! They (and we) never had it so good. Those thinking among us, knew this.

      The days at Camp Wolf are lost to us now, save for our memories. Some American writer once wrote: “You can never go home again.”

      Too true.

      Dan, I am so sorry for how I disappointed you and Buerger when I came to LeadStay, but, I just could not make that adjustment, no matter how hard I did try. And I really did try. But, booze got a-hold of me, and that is my sad story, only for me.

      No excuses there, just fact. When I was in charge of Wolfe, I was a man, when I was working for Ahmed, I was not.
      Simple math to me at the time.
      Whatever.

      I always admired you, and the year we spent running Camp Wolfe together was a good year for me.

      That is a year I will never forget.

      As for me now…

      Well,
      I am languishing away in Memphis, America, and I don’t like it, although I have recently built me a new computer (yes; I am a geek–proud of it) and I wile away my time looking at it and marveling at how it actually works.

      Oh, and I still look for “That Next Big Gig” to get me back to the “Sandbox” because that is where I thrive.

      I leave you with this, a fond remembrance:

      Oh, and for any casual readers out there: Dan is the bearded guy (in the video) on top of the flammable tanker truck, looking oh so… unaware…

      https://texantales.com/2014/10/11/the-happiest-year-of-my-life-remembered/

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      • Hi Lance, Sorry it took so long to get back to you, no good excuse comes to mind. Glad to hear you’re still out there somewhere! As for the Leadstay days, I’ve never thought any less of you. That’s an environment that most would never understand and few can survive for any duration. I’m living in Arkansas now. Spent about 6 good years in the oilfield until that crashed. I had Buerger working with me for a while but we’ve grown apart. I’m doing some mechanic work in my own shop and liking it. The Wolf days are among my finest hours, and I still keep in touch with a few of my guys from there. I doubt there will be another opportunity like that, but glad to have done it when it was there. Take care my friend, and it’s great to hear from you again. Drop me your email address when you get a minute and don’t be a stranger. Merry Christmas!

        Best Regards, Dan Sumrall

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