Hope riseth in the morning

Even though there are many parallels between the story of the crate and the story of Easter, I'm very cautious about drawing any direct comparisons; what happened on that morning centuries ago changed the world, I'm just hoping to influence a small part of it. When dad was growing up, looong hours on the pews gave ample opportunity to find humor in the Bible; you can only spend so much time looking at the pictures…

Good Friday!

Yesterday is a cancelled check, tomorrow is a promissory note, today is cash in hand I know that all days are created equal, and Mondays should hold the same feeling of anticipation as Fridays, but actually they are living proof that life is all about the journey, not the destination. What's the weekly destination for most? Saturday, of course, but when it finally gets here, we end up wasting it, either getting far fewer things…

Service every need as it arises…

It appears that dad is going to need another operation, and this one might be doozy; he has been searching the World Wide Web for surgeons that might possibly be willing to attempt this daring new procedure, but so far has been unsuccessful. Compounding this issue is the fact that, in addition to finding a surgical team that will take on this case and also accept his insurance,  he also needs to find a suitable…

The Story of Mom

The story of mom: many have asked for the scoop on mom's role at the Casa; I've been saving it for today,  28 years of putting up with dad's shenanigans... simply put, if there was no story of mom, there would be no story of Charlie... 28 years ago, Dad was "encouraged" to go to North Carolina to separate himself from some bad influences that were destroying his life; unfortunately at the time, he fell…

The Ten Commandments of Charlie Bravo

Thou shalt have no other dogs before me. Thou shalt not closeth the bathroom door. Thou shall not utter the "G" word in vain (go?) Be not miserly with the belly rubs, yea, continue on until I hearken "enough!" Thou shalt not feign sleep when I would rise, neither shalt thou rise when I would slumber. Thou shalt not replace carpet with wood flooring, as scooting without friction is merely smearing. Thou shalt not commit…

Today is the first day to the rest of your life…

We are now broadcasting live from thecharliebravostory.com command post, buried deep beneath the foundation of the Casa del Whackos, impervious to enemy fire, telemarketers, and even those white- shirted door to door dastardly duos on bikes. For those that say that we have lost our way and seen our best days as a nation, that there is no hope for the youth of today, I would say that these people have not met the the young…
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