Edward O'Connell

Profile Updated: July 31, 2020
Edward O'Connell
Edward O'Connell


Edward O'Connell


Edward O'Connell


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In: Auburn, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Rebecca Kleiner (Hopefully the last, and definitely the best wife)
Homepage: www.edoconnell.net
Occupation: Atheist & Reprobate (Professional Kinds)
Children: Don't know where most of my kids or their mothers are. Hope they don't find out where I am ... don't More…have THAT much money.

Uh, I do got one I know about from my first wife, Kathleen. Name's Julie and one of the apple's of my eye. She's about 50? Ain't sure about these kinds of things. Lives in Houston w/ her guy. She likes me because I send her money and paid for an elaborate weddin'.
Military Service: Norwegian A.F. - Barely got out w/an honorable.  

7-31-2020: Well, it's pan-damn-demic time but me-'n-mine are flourishing ... unlike the religionist-types who group together without masks thinkin' some kind of imaginary bein' will save their butts. I'll trust science, social distancing, and masks over some weird imaginary "god", or "gods", whose differences no one can agree upon anywaze. // It's also over 40 years since I had a drink, though I'm a very thankful us'n on the left have made Cannabis *legal* now that the dopey conservative-right has been overthrown. Uh, actually I've always been a user, just never got caught once I stopped drinkin'. // Bye-the-bye, I'd like reparations for the time I spent in jail for using the herb while others frowned upon it ... at the same time downing boatloads of rotgut, brain-killin', liver-destroyin' alcohol. <-- Just sayin'.

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I've mostly been an alcoholic and a drug addict. Spent time in prisons, rehabs (before they became fashionable), detox centers, and nut houses. Robbed liquor stores for awhile before being fired by my gang for parallel parking while stoned during one of our robberies. (Hard to escape fast when you're parallel parked in case you ain't figured that one out.)

Lived on the streets for about 10 years during the 70's (see You-Tube interviews), but from what I've heard I didn't miss much. Got sober around '78 and decided to make a lot of money and live a life of leisure which I've done and am doing.

Turned into a full-blooded Atheist (or Secular Humanist to be more p.c.) when I found out that our church leaders were lyin' about sex not bein' some kind of "sin" and not any fun. Fact is they lied about almost everything.

When I came back off the streets I ... well, the rest is just so much b.s., except for Rebecca. She puts the light in my corneas, keeps me mostly civil, and teaches me all about love.

Hope you all had as much fun during your *Earthwalk*; enjoyed the craziness of it all; and generally lived as empty, selfish, narcissistic, unrepentant, and meaningless an existence as I have. Damn, but it's been excitin' so far!

School Story:

Got caught smoking in the confessionals in the chapel. No punishment because Hurly made a deal with me -- if I kept my mouth shut he'd "overlook" this one *small* infraction since I was a basketball superstar making money for the school. Later came to find out his whole purpose for bein' at Marin Catholic was to get it out of the red. No wonder the 'ol catholic church is havin' so much trouble ... it's become its own antichrist.

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Jan 17, 2021 at 6:07 AM

I remember Michael as a goofy son-of-a-gun as well as smarter than most, which really showed up at USF. // I couldn't help likin' the guy, even though he be way too smart for me to hang with, but I couldn't avoid his "presence", especially because he had one of the better sense o' humors I came across. //  Seems he led a helluva good life so I won't cry croc tears, but from my view he bit-the-dust too soon. //  These reports are beginning to seem like a crap-shoot.  Who's next?  Maybe next you'll be readin' about how wunnerful 'Ol "Mr." ?? Ed was?  //  Nice thing about obits ... they leave out all the negative stuff, which will be really difficult when Yores-Trooley croaks. // Woops, got a little introspective, so I think I'll go for a mountain-bike ride and honor the dude out where nature reminds me -- in no uncertain terms -- just how un-sacred life really can be.  

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May 09, 2020 at 1:34 AM
Mar 10, 2020 at 6:41 AM

Hello, Diane -- You may not remember me but I remember I took you out once in highschool and before we could leave the house your father stood me up against the wall and frisked me. He said it was practice for what the police would do to me a lot later in life. I never thanked him for that practice frisking, and knew exactly what to do the many times I was arrested later in my stellar career. // Oh, yeah, I hope you have a happy Continuation Day, and have STILL never forgiven Rich for stealing you away from me. I ever get down to Marin again, I'll stop by and irritate you like I used to. -- "Ol Auburn Ed.

Feb 10, 2020 at 6:10 AM

Jeezus! What is it now? 77? We're beatin' the odds. 'Course you're the only one left besides me who still looks halfway alive. Happy "Continuation Day". // Hope you're mom finally forgave you for all the pain you cause her at childbirth. Mine never did and Elsie and Jack always loved Ronnie better'n me, which caused my alcoholism, narcotics addiction, some criminal activity and rickets. // Hope your earthwalk goes on for a bit longer. // Bye-the-bye, you bein an attorney-type, can I get reparations for the couple years I spent in jail for cannabis now that it's legal? Just wonderin'? -- 'Ol Ed of Auburn (the one in Kalifornikrazy).

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Feb 03, 2020 at 9:04 AM

Posted on: Feb 02, 2020 at 6:59 AM

Well, damn. Hope he had a good earthwalk, that bein' all we get. At least he had Crowe for a buddy. Wait ... nevermind.

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May 25, 2019 at 4:22 PM

Jeezus, are we really 76?

May 25, 2019 at 4:22 PM

I'd share my thoughts, but then I'd be arrested.

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You're still alive? Jesus, who'da thunk? And you're still cute. -- 'Ol Ed (I included a picture of my dogs.)

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Aug 23, 2017 at 8:06 AM

Just bought a motorized, self-swayihg hammock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXmKlK76C5Y.

Jun 21, 2017 at 8:21 AM

Still alive 'n kickin' I see. Want to join our pool? $100.00 every year to a special fund held by me. Last one alive gits the bucks.

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May 09, 2017 at 1:33 AM
Mar 10, 2017 at 8:36 AM

You're about the only thing I miss since moving to Auburn. And did yer mom complain, like mine did, about all the pain you caused her during child-birth? My mom actually reminded me every year on my "Continuation Day" that she had me circumcized "just to get even". Sigh ...

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Pic of my multicultural "outfit" taken a couple years ago before I decided to promote a G.M. (the dude just behind Rebecca w/ the kid) and quit workin' for a livin'... not that anyone'd ever accuse me of overworkin' anytime previous to my quittin'. Nice havin' a cash-cow spittin' out money while I chase around and otherwise waste my time and talents. I'm a firm believer in living off the labor of others and have a deep and abidin' affection for the capitalistic system. I think I'm like 'ol Crowe in that respect -- Jerry Crowe, not the whiskey, though the two do blend together. Rebecca, my last and best wife, is to my left and the dog, "DownBoy" is a fake.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:05 PM
My real dog, Spot. Celebrating Easter, 2010.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Lake Lagunitas (Marin open space -- my backyard) on the way up to Mt. Tam in the background. 'Bout a 3-1/2 hr. roundtrip ride for an elder. Apr. 2010.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Vespa I bought about a year-and-a-half ago. Rather be on 2 wheels than 4. Also ride a '94 classic Honda 750cc Magna (pic below). Does anyone really give a crap about all this or is it totally narcissistic? And yeah, I pretty much laughed my way through life ... so far.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Along w/ my mountain bike and Vespa, this is the only way to travel. Learned to ride in Synanon, about 1975, when I was recovering from one of my alcohol and cocaine runs.
Posted: Feb 05, 2011 at 11:44 AM
Posted: Feb 05, 2011 at 11:53 AM
My best friend, Jim Sciaroni, and two visiting Swiss girls we met on Mt. Tam. I loaned 'em a couple of my bikes and we all road to the top. And you wonder why I love Mtn. Bikin' so much?!