Sunday, April 30, 2006

Two Horse Power

Back in time to the orignal trail riding.I was a little low on funds so I had to make my own horses out of driftwood. They eat very little and their poo looks like little driftwood charcoal brickets.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

My Woods ...Wood Bike

At times I feel the need to ride trails on my motorcycle. As a rule I prefer single track and on my part of the planet most of the trails have trees to ride between. Naturally the type of bike for this sort of trail riding is a woods bike, meaning riding in the woods between tree's and such. After a few years and a few concussions one becomes confused and creates a wood bike, one of which I have posted a good example of a wood bike.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Red Neck Tractor Pull

Thats one tough broad, I'm in heart.

There is Something Wrong With Everything

Blogspot is offered through Google which collects information for the government on citizens of concern. This does not bother me because I am above reproach and a I must admit curious as to when they are going to visit me to offer me some sort of assignment to help save the world. I'm hope there is danger, dames and intrigue involved and at the end of my service, a generous cash gift.
What bothers me is I can not post a picture, my roof leaks, my jib sheet needs replaced, gas prices are high, dogs still love me but cats remain indifferent, my yard needs cut, my trees need trimmed, my bills need paid, my coffee maker is slow , I drink to much bad coffee, my sink is filthy, my house is filthy, my Latin is not up to par, myspelin is bad, my grammer is worser and I am always in a hurry. Dang I wish I had a picture to spiche this post up with, life if filled with trials but does it have to be this trying? Good Luck JW

Monday, April 17, 2006

For Once it Aint All About Me

Normally I am asking for money for my various inventions and my normal crackpot schemes, this time I offer this as a real opportunity to donate some money for a good cause before I get the chance to flim flam you out of it with one of my future schemes. A legitimate good cause, kind of an oxymoron on my blog, but hell I'm one of those renaissance men you read about somewhere. JW

Vic Krause President & Owner, Krause Racing, Inc. needs your help!

I want to tell you about a very special, local, non-profit organization and a crucial project they are working on right here in our own St. Charles community.

Some of you may know my oldest son, Victor Lawrence. He was born in 1986 with a rare genetic disorder called “Costello Syndrome,” which has rendered him disabled for life. He was raised in St. Charles and acquired countless friends while growing up here and attending schools in our neighborhood. His popularity is due to his hugely social nature, sense of humor, indominatable spirit, and eagerness to please. Although Victor has surpassed many predicted mental and physical limits, (that both doctors and educators alike had originally forecast), he clearly will never ride a bike, drive a car, travel alone, accurately make change or live unattended by himself. At 20 years old, Victor has only one more year at his current residential living school until he ages out and drops into a pool with over 100 other St. Charles area people with disabilities that are on a waiting list for placement into a group home. There is only one group home in St. Charles, housing five people and there are no openings. Many on the waiting list are sent out of town, even out of state, to wherever an open slot is available…far from family, friends, and familiar surroundings that provide the basis for continued stability and, in some cases, ongoing development. A sad situation that occurs far too often.

Through our experience with Victor and his disability, we have become familiar with an outstanding, non-profit service organization known as “Association for Individual Development” (AID). This group started 45 years ago and today operates 25 group homes in Kane and Kendall County, caring for over 3,700 people with disabilities just like Victor. My wife, Debbie, and I have personally visited many of these AID group homes. We discovered warm, bright, cheerful and inviting homes with caring, friendly, helpful staff that create a family environment 24/7. If you could ask the 3,700 people with disabilities that occupy these wonderful group homes what they thought of AID, you would probably hear 3,700 stories of a personal miracle come true.

I need your help. AID has embarked on a mission to create a small group home on the east side of St. Charles (212 Moore Ave.) to accommodate six local people with disabilities. (They built the first St. Charles group home on the west side three years ago). The 212 Moore house and property has been earmarked for acquisition and conversion. This is scheduled to happen within 12 months and AID is in a race against time to raise the funds necessary to acquire ownership of the property before the opportunity slips away. Once AID owns the house, the conversion process will begin. I am just one small sprocket gear in this fundraising mechanism. But I’m hoping you will also become a sprocket gear in this charity machine.

Katrina, Rita, the Tsunami and other disasters have dominated the world of charity. There is human need everywhere you look. However, consider this: right here in St. Charles we have over 100 of your local neighbors, friends, and in some cases, relatives with life-long disabilities whose plight is permanent not temporary and they have no acceptable place to live in their own hometown. In America 100 years ago we had a simple way to address the needs of the disabled. It was “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” It worked then and it can work now…but it can’t happen without you.

Here is how you can help. You can make a tax deductible donation to this AID campaign in any amount. More is better. Also, you can further this cause by “passing the word.” Copy and forward this appeal to neighbors, business acquaintances, friends and relatives as soon as you can. You can underwrite specific expenses of the project or donate services or goods in-kind. However, the most pressing need is to raise the funds so AID can gain possession of the Moore Ave. house. You can make a difference and you will make it happen in your own community for your own “Neighbors in Need” like my son, Victor Lawrence and the many other local young adults and adults with disabilities.

Thank you for considering this important appeal. Please call me at 630-513-1000 if you would like detailed information or contact Kathy Hazelwood, V.P. at AID. She can be reached at 847-931-2290.

Humble and sincere thanks for your consideration.

Vic Krause

President & Owner, Krause Racing, Inc.

Dad taking Victor for a ride on the back of the family fourwheeler. Thanksgiving 2005. P.S. We always wear helmets when riding!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Toughest Man On Earth

Now that I’ve spilled the grog and ye all know I am a sailor, agreed a sailor of pitiful skills ye must know this does not exempt me from the license to yarn. So being a sailor no matter how unskilled grants you poetic license. Grant it I do not right like a poet and my style is something that could be used to induce vomiting. I defer to a excerpt from a famous letter reviewing a certain book and author who I will not name but if you guess you win a wonderful prize. Toilet you are not allowed in this contest.

"As it is, she has written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer. I felt that I was simply a carpenter with words, picking up whatever was furnished on the job and some times making an okay pig pen. But this girl who is, to my knowledge, very unpleasant,... can write rings around all of us who consider ourselves as writers".

Me I cant even nail together a cage for a bilge rat but the point is I am as a sailor allowed to spin yarns, I never preface a story with "I’m going to spin a yarn" that is for the other sailors and rummies who are jealous of my yarns.

I make no bones about it I am the toughest man alive.I have been asked over the years if I could beat up for example Mike Tyson or if I could beat up Steven Segal, the answer has always been yes. Now I have grown bored with this answer and have developed a rough chart on people I can beat up, some are easy some take time. Now if asked if I can beat up someone I tell them yes and how long it would take. At the top of the list I am going to place the Incredible Hulk, I ran the numbers and it would take me 4 hours to beat him up.
1. Incredible Hulk : 4 hours of good old fashion street fighting, but in the end I would exhaust him and be declared the winner.

2. Evangeline Lilly : 3 days . Not really a fight but I would sure be spent after the engagement.

3. 300lb Giant Lobster: 2 days in his environment 2 minutes in mine.

4. Superman: He is a fictitious character so I will not dignify this with a response.

5. Sylvester Stallon and Tom Cruise teamed: Well this is tricky cause in real life about 30seconds but also in real life I might have a little fun with them first. I would climb up on my dining room table and pull up all the chairs with me and sit on one and watch while the two circled trying to figure out how to get up to my high perch. Stallon would eventually tie a rope to Cruise and through him up on the table and then climb up the rope afterwards. I wold then take the two by the scruff of their necks and drop them in a huge aquarium with a giant 2 lb. Lobster and lots of prehistoric decorations, big little boulders, big little fern trees and so on. Then comes web cam and a reality blog of Stallon and Cruise living together in a prehistoric land with a giant lobster. It would be so cool to see Cruise in the lobsters pinchers crying like a little baby scientologist. It would be a smash hit, not to mention a money maker…Don’t let me forget this idea.

6. Kodiak Bear: 2 Hours It would be a challenge but I think I could take him in two.

7. BlackBeard: We have agreed not to fight even if he were alive.

8. Arnold: 3 minutes just so he can save face. I want him to run for re-election cause he talks funny and his wife skelator freaks me out. I am not saying I want him to win I am just saying I like to here him talk funny.

9. Steven Segal: 3 seconds .Steven Segal is a puss.

10. My brother toilet. All I would have to do is tell him a Pecan Sandie’s cookie factory burnt down and he would collapse as if hit by an anvil.

In my past life I was a street tuff, muscle for hire if you will, but those days are behind me, its ole turn the other cheek JW…However if there is money involved?

Friday, April 07, 2006

This Will Have to do In a Pinch

Roxi commented a demand that I post, I have nothing to post so I copied and pasted an email it will just have to do while I'm working on my latest project. Peace Trails JW

Subject: Why Can't I Own A Canadian?
  This is pretty funny

Why Can't I Own a Canadian?

Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a radio personality who dispenses advice
people who call in to her radio show. Recently, she said that, as an
observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to
Leviticus 18:22 and cannot be condoned under any circumstance. The
following is an open letter to Dr. Laura penned by a east coast
resident, which was posted on the Internet. It's funny, as well as

Dear Dr. Laura:

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I
have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that
knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend
homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that
18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate. I do
some advice from you, however, regarding some of the other specific
and how to follow them:

When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a
pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors.
claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in
21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price

I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her
period of menstrual uncleanliness - Lev.15:19- 24. The problem is,
do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and
female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A
of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can
clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2
clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to
him myself?

A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an
abomination - Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than
I don't agree. Can you settle this?

Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have
defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses. Does
vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair
around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev.
19:27. How should they die?

I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes
unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two
crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made
two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also
to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to

the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? -
Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private
affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev.

I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident
you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is
eternal and unchanging.

Your devoted fan,
>> Jim