Skip to main content

Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT)

We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 6:30am Eastern. Feel free to volunteer to take a day - permanently or just once in awhile. With the Auto Publish feature you can set it and forget it. Sometimes the diarist du jour shows up much later: that's the beauty of Open carries on without you! Volunteer in the comment threads
 Click on the MOT - Morning Open Thread ♥ if you'd like us to show up in your  stream.

OK, so MOT is back in business. I want to say thanks to the previous people who kept MOT alive, especially eeff and Jaxdem.
So now we're back and better than ever.  I did an intro diary a year and half ago which was entirely forgettable so I thought I might do another one to let the new folks get to know me.  I'll just let the pictures do the talking. They are, I think, chronological, with huge gaps.
I was born in Berkeley, CA, late '40s. I am a child of the 'burbs, growing up in the  SF East Bay which makes me, as the sobriquet goes, East Bay Grease. And I had the haircut to go with it.  
Its been an interesting life.......what a long strange trip its been. These are just some of the highlights, what was in my photobucket.
Welcome to my life

 photo 36smallcowboy_zpsfb252f09.jpg

 photo 52highschool1966.jpg

 photo 522leaveECplaza2.jpg

 photo JamesworthwithdadbeforeleavingforVietnam.jpg

Self as lrrp, Vietnam-'67-'68. Bad as ever I wanted to be
 photo JamesWorthwithsilencedSten-1.jpg

 photo JamesWorthbehindCampEnaribarracks-Copy.jpg

 photo 64Self1971_zps80feb5f4.jpg
First wife:
 photo 80Lilandmesquaredancing_zpsad7f7925.jpg

HI, '75
 photo 90HIdiveclubAdvancedDivercert_zpsce27c803.jpg

HI, '77 Kalakaua Avenue   remind me why I left again, wouldja?
 photo 981977HawaiiKalakaua_zps58d44b4f.jpg

 photo 160selfonbackhoe_zpsf879ec0c.jpg

2d wife, Mazatlan :  (current wife does not like me to show pictures of her on the net)
 photo 150Ole_zpse9c91372.jpg
Bahamas (this photo illustrates the kind of work I do)
 photo 231selfinthebahamas_zps4ded4a00.jpg

 photo 273selfDiamondhead_zps30d9bd23.jpg

 photo 326NOLABourbonSt05_zpsf0ec10d8.jpg

 photo untitled.jpg

 photo stratford-Copy.jpg

 photo 2712europe2003389_zpse2680847.jpg

Zydeco dancing
 photo 239SelfandRosanna_zps1e21bd88.jpg

 photo 271europe2003_zps2f7d0eae.jpg

Vietnam II
 photo CIMG0064.jpg

 photo leavingphanrangjamesandtom.jpg

Hilo, '05
 photo 32602Hilo05_zps4e801c61.jpg

Calafquien, Chile, 1st granddaughter '10
sigrid and grandpa photo CIMG3234.jpg

Costa Rica
self in Costa Rica '06 photo CIMG0005.jpg
Granddaughters (they live in Chile)
 photo tn_DSC_0667_zps157d09a7.jpg
Ranger Memorial, Ft Benning, '13
 photo image4_zpsec762bf8.jpg

My house in Wonderful, Oregon with 2d granddaughter  (mi nietita)
 photo photo13_zps4afc06ea.jpg

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site