Tag: John Cripps
John Cripps on Camel in Isfahan Iran

Isfahan, Iran and the Great Camel Adventure My children love to hear the absolutely true story of the great camel adventure of 1976. I will get to it directly but first I must tell the story of how I can to live and work in the heart of Iran. I had been working at the Bechtel construction site of the

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The Warrior Poet

The Warrior Poet Several years ago I ran a very popular blog at lochandload.com. When the demands of child-rearing outweighed the website in importance, I chose to shut it down. The title “Loch And Load” was a play on words. The idea was simple: I am coming at you “fully loaded” in this blog…I am not holding anything back. To

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John Cripps chooses music over baseball

Being a Southerner, sports was always important. But in the land of football, baseball was my first love. My dad’s job kept us moving when I was young. Though I never even played Little League, I dreamed of being a major league baseball player. Above all I wanted to pitch. It never came to pass because I got derailed at

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This man is a liar

Another unnumbered chapter in my autobiography: Time to Fess Up…I am a liar! There comes a time in life when a man just has to fess up and tell the truth. I admit it…I lied to my children, and I did so for several years. What’s worse is the lack of any regret! It all started when my son Nathaniel

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Jack Bruce & The Crown Prince - Squirrel in tree

Jack Bruce & The Crown Prince I don’t know why I’ve always been fascinated by squirrels. After all, they are basically rats with bushy tails. They may look cute in a country setting perched atop a fence post gnawing on acorns, but they can be major pests in the city as they take residence in your attic. I have experienced

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Lorraine Cripps, mother of John Cripps

Continuing the autobiography of John Cripps this is an edited version of Chapter One. All dates and places that can be used for identity theft have been replaced by Latin text. I apologize to the honest readers, but I’m in the Internet biz, and therefore very cautious. It is mainly three paragraphs and does not take away from some of

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John Cripps

The World Is My Stage Autobiography of John Thomas Cripps Preface: Nothing is Impossible, Only Mathematically Improbable Why does one write an autobiography? If I were a king, a prime minister, or a president it would make sense. It would be expected, whether or not I ever did anything noteworthy. If I were an important military leader, I could delineate

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500px.com is the place where professional photographers, from around the world, hang out and display their best photos for rating and critique. Four out of nine photos I posted Monday received Pulse Ratings of 85+, which is really good. I’m honored because I am not worthy to carry the camera bag of many of the 500px photographers!

Kevin Pokallus & Uriah Heep

There I Was On A July Morning… I don’t believe in accidents. Some brief “chance” moments in life can have major repercussions on down the line. My lifelong love affair with the music of Uriah Heep and Ken Hensley began with just such a brief grain in the sands of time. It was the early 70’s and I had recently

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My First Kidney Stone Imagine sitting around the dining table with friends enjoying Southern fried chicken on a peaceful Sunday afternoon. The next thing you know you are feeling queasy. So, you stand up and head over to the bathroom. By the time you arrive you are breaking out in cold sweats. Seconds later, you are on the floor, bent

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Photo of John Cripps

I am no stranger to blogging. I did it before it was kewl…even before it was called a “blog.” They were originally known as “weblogs.” For roughly a decade I wrote on various subjects as diverse as history, politics, theology, economics, common law, news commentary, technology, web design, photography, recipes, agrarianism and so forth. Of particular recurring relevance was my

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Creative Writing Award to John Cripps
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