Archive for June, 2008

Six Boonvilles

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

There is a man by the name of Timothy Briner who lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is a photographer and writer who is doing a book on all the towns in the United States named, Boonville. Apparently, there are six of them, except the one in Texas is defunct and doesn’t actually exist anymore.

Mr Briner has visited all six Boonvilles, even the defunct one. He has taken photographs, met people, made notes, and is trying to compile his work and find a publisher.

I gave him a call and left a message on his answering machine. I’d like to compare notes. Our Boonville is by far the smallest of the six, and Boonville, Missouri is practically a metropolis compared to here, so I’d like to hear about the rest.

Of course, I could wait for the book to come out, but then, I never do anything just like everyone else.

Fire and Smoke

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Please post any fire conditions in your area.

bill

Drug Cartels

Monday, June 16th, 2008

When the U.S. government talks about cocaine cartels operating in Mexico or Colombia, officials tick off the names of the foreign drug lords, their preferred smuggling routes, and sometimes even the tattoos they sport.

But when it comes to what is going on in the United States — the world’s biggest consumer of illegal drugs — U.S. federal agents and police deny that an American Mr. Big even exists.

“Where is the Pablo Escobar of Texas,” Colombian Vice President Francisco Santos, who was once kidnapped by Escobar, said on a recent visit to Houston. “I would love to know.”

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox shared Santos’ concern. “That is the question I always ask myself,” Fox said recently during a speaking tour of the U.S. “Who permits the drugs to cross the border, and who transports the drugs to the markets of this great nation?”

She Will Beg For More

Friday, June 13th, 2008

I keep getting this same e-mail. It promises that if I will buy their product, “She will beg for more.” I could ignore this, if it wasn’t for the fact that I’m sure they would not be wasting their time on me if they had better things to do.

My problem is with the line, “She will beg for more”. Now, for some reason, that doesn’t sound right to me. I have had, “mild entreaty”, and even, “enthused encouragement”. But no begging.

I remember once showering with a young lovely who could definitely be described as a coconspirator, at the least. But again, no begging.

Can someone either confirm or deny my suspicions?

In closing, I will state plainly that I myself am not above begging. I would definitely beg, if I thought it would do any good. But, with the possible exception of Woody Allen, I believe this to be a fruitless course of action for most men.

b.

Founded 1861

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Even have a train depot.

Have to have a fire department

Our Namesake

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

This is the historical marker for Boonville, Missouri. What follows are some shots of the town and the Missouri River which the hotel sits next to. I had dinner there and it was very good. The hotel has been recently fixed up by some business men. They left the real west character of the place in tact.

Downtown Boonville, Missouri

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Boonville Missouri

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Yes Virginia, there is another Boonville.