All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


Day of Truth

In just a few minutes I'm heading to Water Boy's house. Tomorrow we will get up early, head up the mountain and experience the whitewater trip of a life time. That is providing we survive the swim tests that we have to pass before we can raft the Gore. I expect we will pass, if from nothing else a determination that we won't lose our deposit.

Then it will start. We will spend the full day testing the currents, blasting through waves, trying not to high side or flip. We will willingly paddle over a 12 foot water fall. When its over we will either be dead or dead tired and deliriously happy. I am told that this is the most difficult and physically challenging section of whitewater in the lower 48. Tomorrow will tell if we beat it or if it beats us.

Note to Water Boy: I should be leaving town by 2:00. I'll give you a call when I make it to Cheyenne.

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