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The Polo Prince

Posted by thegutterdude on February 11, 2010 at 1:56 AM Comments comments (1)

The Polo Prince.


The old Victorian expression “Breeding Tells” in the heyday of its use referred both to the quality of people as well as horses. When the European class system was in its final bloom before the industrial revolution, and the rise of the democratic republic was still in its infancy.


The nobility of the time and their horses were the descendants of conquerors; winners of battles on land and sea, who produced legitimate heirs fro...

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Trains, Ducks and Rain Gutters:

Posted by thegutterdude on February 11, 2010 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Trains, Ducks and Rain Gutters:


Being one with a mind for and  love of useless trivia that might be interesting to pass along one day, I find that the Los Angeles area is a bottomless well of interesting people.


A few years after I’d started out on my own, I sold a job to a retired gentleman in the Cheviot Hills area. His job took about three days to complete, during which time I had many opportunities to talk.


At first we w...

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An American Story

Posted by thegutterdude on November 3, 2008 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)


On a hill overlooking one of the major studios in the "Valley", is the home of a major movie producer I was fortunate enough to work for about three years ago.


It was a custom job where...

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Genetic Perfection

Posted by thegutterdude on October 18, 2008 at 11:14 PM Comments comments (0)
Long before Cesar Milan hit the airwaves, I met a dog whisperer of another breed.

My customer Amir had been a research scientist for about twenty years, exclusively studying canines. He'd been everywhere from the arctic to the Australian outback and over that time had learned a thing or two about canine behavior.

I can't say I blame him for changing professions. Being cold, hot and thirsty for months and years at a time can wear on a guy. About the only thing to do with that vast a...
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My Blog Introduction.

Posted by thegutterdude on October 17, 2008 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

When I was little I always dreamed of growing up to be a 'Gutter Guy'...Well, not really...

Few people end up where they thought, and fewer are happy about it when they do...and probably it's not really all that important. I prefer to view this phenomenon through an incisive statement my sister the Rolfer made; "Fortunately, our lives are not limited by our imaginations". I might only add that they are often enhanced by the imaginations of other people.

I could get more long...

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