Bret Blakeslee · July 8
The Bus Is Gone

Damn, Damn, Damn!!! I was driving down the street in Tempe and smoke started spewing out of the dash. I look back at the vents on the back side of the bus and fire is pouring out of them. No wonder the damn thing's running rough.I stop, get out, pull...
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Bret Blakeslee · March 18
Bus Update

Well, the bus isn't perfect yet. It runs out of gas even with gas in the tank. Bummer. Anyway, other than that drive train and braking system (replaced the drum brakes with perfect disk brakes - no longer have to push the brake pedal through the flo...
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Bret Blakeslee · June 17
Have Bus - Will Travel

Well, there’s one good. . . okay, very good thing going on right now. My bus is 90% done! The new engine is in and I am currently driving it around for the 500 mile break-in. After that we put the good carbs on the thing. That’s a switch from two...
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Bret Blakeslee · May 31
Latest on my Cancer

The latest on my cancer is that my treatment has been denied twice after most of 4 years of approval. I don't know why. I don't know what I did. I don't know if I can live without the treatment. This treatment is for Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN...
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Bret Blakeslee · April 29
Momentary THought

We invented civilization to support a standing army. We caused over-population to make sure there was enough cannon-fodder.
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Bret Blakeslee · April 8
The Right Stuff

So I'm watching the movie The Right Stuff and I was thinking that was a tremendous time to grow up. I knew Chuck Yeager's name before I was six. Of course, I was in Indianapolis, Indiana and General Yeager had some history in Indy.But I knew that he ...
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Bret Blakeslee · September 24
My Dire Disease

Hi Folks, I've been doing other things than writing in this site. I'll explain why now. I thought that I'd be living much longer than expected. That sentence is weird but you get the picture I hope. Anyway, recently I’ve been given another thought...
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Bret Blakeslee · September 7
Been Drawing Lately

Sorry about the delay in writing.  But I've switched from writing to drawing.  See I already know how to write.  Doing something you don't know how to do is good for the brain.  So I'm drawing.  Never did that before.  O...
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Bret Blakeslee · September 7
A Movie I Saw

I watched a movie tonight. Well, not really a movie. It was color film from the second world war. 55 million dead. 30 million refugees. It sounds so far away. But my father fought in it. I saw my mother there too. At the end. Not really her. But it m...
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Bret Blakeslee · August 31
Micro Update

Hi Folks,Haven't been around lately.   Been fixing up my bus (VW MicroBus) and learning to draw.  Needed to rewire part of my brain to retrieve the nouns that gabapentin has hidden from me.  That's more like it.  I have nouns comi...
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