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Well, here we are…

When I was a high-school senior, I had an English Lit. teacher named Donald Benjamin.  He was a very cool guy-for an old guy (40?).  At the end of each week, he liked to encourage group discussion, separating from the lesson plan.  He advised us of this tack by getting up from his desk, coming around to the front, sitting on the desk, stroking his moustache absent-mindedly (there was a part worn in his ‘stache), and stating, “Well, …here we are!”  At one point we determined Neil Armstrong should have said this, instead of his famous remarks.

I’ve been actively reading blogs now, for almost a year and a half, and thought I’d jump in, too.  I completely expect no one to read my blog, so if anyone does, this will be a positive thing!

I’m having issues with the various bureaucracies evaluating my health and disability issues.  I may lose my private insurance stipend, and may not get Social Security.  So, I’m experiencing some stress.  I’m getting pretty good at jumping through hoops, metaphorically.  In the real world, I can barely walk.    I hope to be able to report soon that I’ll be able to obtain the medical aid I need, and be able to afford to keep my home.  Stranger things have happened.

I had a job once, years ago, as a chief investigator for a process service company.  Mostly locating people for process service.  The job didn’t pay much, but, the boss was terrific!   He very much wanted to positively reinforce his staff.  I initialled documents with my initials:  GFA.  His reaction was to christen me guffaw, or sometimes chortle.  So, this weblog is Guffaw in AZ .  Welcome!

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


17 thoughts on “Well, here we are…

  1. I am so excited that I get to be FIRST to comment on your blog!!!Can't wait to read more!<3Tomi

    Posted by Tomi | March 5, 2011, 4:33 pm
  2. Funny how those old guys from our high school days were actually so much younger than, um, how old we are now… Good to see you blogging, GFA!

    Posted by NeverKatie | March 5, 2011, 4:34 pm
  3. what a good start…keep it up, waiting for the next one…j

    Posted by jude | March 5, 2011, 4:37 pm
  4. Guffaw: a burst of laughter, unrestrained.

    Posted by Mark | March 5, 2011, 4:42 pm
  5. Thanks, everyone! The blog appeared initially to have 'technical difficulties', but, they've been resolved.

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | March 5, 2011, 4:44 pm
  6. If you keep a loaded gun hidden in every room in the house but still carry a loaded handgun on your person when you’re at home, because a burglar might break in while you are walking down the hall, you might be a gun nut.

    Posted by Mark | March 5, 2011, 4:47 pm
  7. Mark said: If you keep a loaded gun hidden in every room in the house but still carry a loaded handgun on your person when you’re at home, because a burglar might break in while you are walking down the hall, you might be a gun nut. Or you might just be…prepared! LOLGeorge, I'm surprised you didn't do this years ago, you can count on me to follow your blog, and to provide smart-aleck-y commentary!Oh, and, Hi Tomi!!!

    Posted by Gregory | March 6, 2011, 10:50 pm
  8. Hi Greg!It's been a loooooong time!:-)Still working at Discover?

    Posted by Tomi | March 7, 2011, 9:50 am
  9. Dude, I'm controlling what I eat to lose weight so I'm on the lookout for good tasting healthy drinks. Based on something I read on this blog I'm going to start drinking Diet Snapple. The bottles have sturdier plastic than other brands and wider mouths. They make excellent storage containers for ammo. It's not exactly recycling but it beats throwing the plastic in the trash. Who says hippies can't go green and go shooting on the same day? And yes, I might listen to Bob Dylan CD as I'm driving up to a shooting range.

    Posted by North West Phx | March 9, 2011, 7:24 pm
  10. Tomi, no I left Discover back in '03, now I work at a company called philosophy, we make high-end beauty care products. If you are on facebook, friend me! That is where I spend a lot of my online time.

    Posted by Gregory | March 10, 2011, 11:04 pm
  11. Howdy, GFA! Welcome to the writing side of the blogosphere. I'll be adding you to my blogroll STAT!

    Posted by Christina LMT | March 11, 2011, 6:49 am
  12. Welcome to the Blogoshpere, I'll roll you at my own blog.

    Posted by Southern Belle | March 13, 2011, 12:08 pm
  13. Oh course, I'm way slower on the uptake than, like, everyone else here – I'll add you to the blogroll which is sorely in need up updating.And dude – 14 comments on your first post? That's awesome covered with awesomesauce! It took me forever to get 14 comments on a post.

    Posted by Borepatch | March 13, 2011, 6:05 pm
  14. Welcome to the blogoshpere!

    Posted by Gator | March 14, 2011, 11:48 am


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