July 4th, 2003

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Poem for Thursday and Far West Report

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Star Trek: The Experience upstairs, Quark's Bar downstairs!


From the sublime to the ridiculous: the entrance to the Star Trek Experience (Quark's Bar downstairs, the extravaganza upstairs). A Trekkie fantasy in the middle of a city built entirely for entertainment, where parking is free, drinks are cheap and the swimming pools are incredible...
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Poem For Friday and Happy Independence Day

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Greetings from sunny SoCal, where we have just gotten out of the pool and are getting ready to barbecue. I am not sure yet where or if we will be seeing fireworks tonight, as the local ones have been cancelled due to increasing restrictions on which organizations may possess and launch fireworks, but I expect we will all be sitting around bashing Bush's policies or some other patriotic activity. This has been a very low-key day, swimming, eating and catching up on news with old friends.


Touristy Ghost Town, Calico


Fellow citizens: Happy Independence Day! Non-U.S. residents: Have a great weekend! divineway: see you Monday!