The Bio-Vlog

Read Richard's life story and watch his videos.

Rope the Shark’s Tail: BioVlog 184 of 384

June 28, 2021

We are off on another shark hunting expedition. I’m racing Randy Dick’s 17-foot Boston Whaler into Mexican waters about fifteen miles southwest of the San Diego coast.  I am manning the poles when my real starts spinning like a whizzing top. I yell excitedly, “Got…

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Blind Navigator: BioVlog 183 of 384

June 28, 2021

I’m zipping through the water at full throttle. Russell is wondering, “Is Rick going to steer away from the yacht before we smash into it?”  Not knowing what I am headed straight into, I keep plowing forward.  The yacht sharply veers away at the last…

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Hunting Sharks: BioVlog 182 of 384

June 25, 2021

Our newly discovered adrenaline-thrill is shark hunting. Since no license is needed to drive a boat, I always insist on navigating our water crafts, and I like one speed, “Full throttle!”  It’s a beautiful sunny day and we are racing my boat from the bay…

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Don’t Look Down: BioVlog 181 of 384

June 25, 2021

“Okay Jim, try to follow using the same rocks and holes you saw me use.” Jim starts inching his way across and downward. However, he foolishly looks down and freezes with fright. To him, the car-sized rocks below look like pebbles. “I can’t go on”…

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Towering Perch: BioVlog 180 of 384

June 25, 2021

“Watch!” I shout to Jim as I cautiously start feeling my way across the dome. “If you keep your body pinned to the surface with three points as you move along, even if a rock gives way, you can still keep lowering yourself without tumbling…

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Split Mountain: BioVlog 179 of 384

June 25, 2021

I say to my sidekick, Jim, “Let’s head east to Split Mountain and do a little cliff climbing.”  (The name Split Mountain was inspired by the shape of its double summit, which is comprised of two cliffs about one-hundred feet across and hundreds of feet…

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Fierce Food and Other Funny-Tasting Stuff: BioVlog 178 of 384

June 25, 2021

Jim and I head north to Sequoia National Park. Jim spots a small dead fish covered with ants. He says, challenging, “I’ll give you ten bucks if you eat that! Here’s the deal: if you barf, you owe me ten bucks!”  I gulp it down…

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Daredevil Stunts: BioVlog 177 of 384

June 22, 2021

Due to my fighting in Tijuana; cliff diving; and my motorcycle riding days – along with other extreme endeavors – I have been told, more than once, that I over-react in everything I do. As a consequence, many of my friends assume that I’m an…

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Carson, Kelly, and Peck: BioVlog 176 of 384

June 22, 2021

I just finished a show that included, Monty Hall, Jimmy Stewart and James Caan. Yerkes places his hand on my shoulder and says, “Rick, follow me. There are some other celebrities who would like to see your magic.” As we approach the group, Yerkes says,…

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June 22, 2021

“I’m seated aboard a beautiful yacht with film star and magician John Calvert and SWAT Team Leader Chuck Curtis. Gents, what personal qualities did you detect when you first met Richard?” “Jon,” Calvert says, “I would say tenacity. Tammy and I often reminisce about the…

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Table of Contents

(In chronological order)

BioVlog Introduction

February 2, 2021

Prolog—Part 1 of 3: 1981: Meeting Mr. Cool (BioVlog 1 of 384)

February 4, 2021

Prolog-Part 2: No Mucking: BioVlog 2 of 384

February 5, 2021

Prolog-Part 3: I want to buy you: BioVlog 3 of 384

February 6, 2021

Table Talk 1

February 8, 2021

Chapter 1: 1963, Ravaging the Retinas: BioVlog 4 of 384

February 9, 2021

E = Fog: BioVlog 5 of 384

February 10, 2021

Even the Deaf can see the Bad Guys: BioVlog 6 of 384

February 11, 2021

VH Means Freak: BioVlog 7 of 384

February 12, 2021

No Braille for Me: BioVlog 8 of 384

February 15, 2021

Controlling by Touch: BioVlog 9 of 384

February 16, 2021

Destiny: BioVlog 10 of 384

February 17, 2021

Mustard on Banana Peels: BioVlog 11 of 384

February 18, 2021

Mother’s revulsion: BioVlog 12 of 384

February 19, 2021

Table Talk 2

February 22, 2021

Unwilling Class Clown: BioVlog 13 of 384

February 23, 2021

Piggy-Magoo – Gods of the Fly: BioVlog 14 of 384

February 24, 2021

Incineration: BioVlog 15 of 384

February 25, 2021

Roofing knifes Kill: BioVlog 16 of 384

February 26, 2021

Eye Burning: BioVlog 17 of 384

March 1, 2021

Pity-Pot: BioVlog 18 of 384

March 2, 2021

Three Bucks a Tab: BioVlog 19 of 384

March 3, 2021

Typing Scam: BioVlog 20 of 384

March 4, 2021

Two-Man Tab: BioVlog 21 of 384

March 5, 2021

Table Talk 3

March 8, 2021

Twisted Colors: BioVlog 22 of 384

March 9, 2021

Subconscious in external Space: BioVlog 23 of 384

March 10, 2021

Secret Hole: BioVlog 24 of 384

March 11, 2021

Hollow Decks: BioVlog 25 of 384

March 12, 2021

Cracking Locks: BioVlog 26 of 384

March 15, 2021