Maine, USA

July 1st, 2000

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Hey Tax Dodgers,

I'm just cruising along here in thriving Metropolis of Boise where the inhabitants of Mormon Assault vehicles (Surburban's, Excursions, Expeditions and vans) continue to try and save my soul from the perils of wine, women and song.
America is in the grip of 4th of July fever (or Independence Day) for another year. I may be getting cynical in my old age, but it's appearing to me that more and more public holidays are becoming a chance to get out of town or huge commercial shopping events. A lot of the talk of has been where and when to go fishing/camping/driving/shopping/drinking etc. etc. etc. I've noticed that holidays are progressing that way around western civilization.
How easy we forget the times of struggle,
when times are a plenty!
I went and saw Mel Gibson's new flick called "The Patriot". Fair Dinkum, if you don't go to see another movie for the rest of the year, you have to go and take a butchers hook at this one. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing from go to whoa. Going on what I've seen so far this year, if "The Patriot" does not win a couple of "Oscar's" then who ever picks the awards, needs to trade in their dogs and white sticks.
A couple of you have commented that the "Flashpage" updates have been coming thick and fast over the last couple of weeks. In fact I think this is the fourth in three weeks. DO NOT worry about being bombarded with e-mails or updates as I tend to push out updates in drips and spurts. I have a bit of time up my sleeve in the evenings of late, hence the numerous updates.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Stay Happy ;-)


May 19th, 1999
Cruising up Highway 201 brings you to the little town of Jackman, Maine and some of it's unusual signs.
May 19th, 1999
Jackman is the last major town you pass through before crossing the border into Canada. This "house" could have been yours for $19,000-00.
May 19th, 1999
The $19,000-00 "house" turned out to be the old town hall and about 10,000 square feet in size.
May 19th, 1999
Like most of the towns along the U.S./Canadian border, the major industry is logging.
May 19th, 1999
I was told this was one weeks worth of raw product for the saw mill.
May 19th, 1999
I know we all need wood for different purpose, but I think we now have the technology not to be raping and pillaging the "old growth" forests.