The Bio-Vlog

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Backing Chuck Norris: BioVlog 66 of 384

May 14, 2021

Norris is fed-up; he has had enough of all the disrespect! He stops everything and approaches Gabriel. Murphy sees that trouble is brewing and sidles up next to Norris. Douglas quickly moves in behind Norris. I stand on Douglas’s left, following behind Murphy. We are…

Triple Crown Chuck Norris: BioVlog 65 of 384

May 13, 2021

Sensei Murphy is hosting a tournament at the Tijuana Forum, and he has invited the great Chuck Norris to be our Master of Ceremonies. (Master Norris started learning martial arts after joining the Air Force in 1958, one year after Sensei Murphy started his fighting…

No More Special Treatment: BioVlog 64 of 384

May 12, 2021

I ask Sensei, pleading, yet trying to show no fear, “Can I fight opponents my own size when testing for my brown belt? I am aware that I am outclassed by Crook, Douglas, Napoleon, along with many of your other big fighters down south in…

Brown Belt Training: BioVlog 63 of384

May 11, 2021

Sensei said I must beef-up by putting on muscle. My weight training for my brown belt is coming from Gene Fisher. I’m getting bigger and harder; heavier and stronger. At 145 pounds, I hit 250 pounds on the bench-press, I can pull-down 220 pounds, although…

B-B Welts: BioVlog 62 of 384

May 10, 2021

Jim, Jerry Morris and I are on our way to the desert of Palm Springs, California to go BB gun hunting.  Our prey are offbeat, as we hunt each other. We all have goggles to guard our eyes and Daisy BB guns. The BBs sting,…

Gulping Saline: BioVlog 61 of 384

May 7, 2021

After the diving crash, a sharp pain drills through my skull. Amazingly I am still conscious, at least conscious enough to know that a wave of water will soon crash into me. In a panic, thoughts flood my mind. “Start swimming! If you don’t, you…

High Dives: BioVlog 60 of 384

May 6, 2021

Cliff diving has elements of risk smart people are unwilling to take. But as far as I am concerned, those risks are an opportunity to test one’s will and pit my mind against the fear-triggering asthma attacks. Jim Blowers, his friend Jerry, and I arrive…

Driving While Blind: BioVlog 59 of 384

May 5, 2021

The officer says sternly to me, “I want you to produce your license, and I’m telling you I want it now!”  So I hand over my identification card that boldly states, “Not an authorized driver’s license.” But what causes me to go breathless with worry,…

Donut Shop Has Been Robbed: BioVlog 58 of 384

May 4, 2021

I’ve now driven my motorcycle into construction signs, had my tail light clipped turning in front of an oncoming car and driven my right leg into the bumper of a parked truck. I realize I have to figure out a safer way to blindly drive…

Table Talk 7

May 3, 2021

“At my table is Richard’s childhood friend Holly Crest.  Holly, what personal qualities did you detect when you first met Richard?” “Jon,” Holly says, “I think his quality is dedication. I’ve known Rick since we were five years old. In high school we were in…