Normandy

June 6, 2013

The Normandy American Cemetary and Memorial, final resting place for 9,387 US servicemen killed during the invasion and ensuing operations. The Wall of the Missing contains another 1,557 names, some have been recovered and identified over the years, their names marked with rosettes. They gave their all. Take 18 minutes of your day and watch […]

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Back in the Saddle

May 27, 2013

Tucked in the back of an Aviat Husky amphib reminded me of another time and plane: the T-34. The rear seat in the Husky has a stick, throttle, and rudder pedals so once safely airborne I got some flight time. It took a little effort to get the feel for coordinated turns again and my […]

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Gratitude

May 27, 2013

Remember those who died protecting what we hold dear. Today is their day.

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Sequester

March 26, 2013

Let’s stop the BS shall we? “Sorry congress critters, you’ll get no pay until you do your job. Look it up in the Constitution, you must pass a budget, it’s what we hired you for and therefore we can fire you for lack of same.” Met an FBI agent when I was trying to buy […]

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The Longest Day

March 6, 2013

A year ago it was, doesn’t seem possible. Still miss his wit, his jabs, the unbearable lightness. Always will. Can’t be in Sandy Eggo this evening to join the gang but there’s a local Irish place that’ll have a pint and a shot ready. To you, good Captain! I don’t get to spend much time above […]

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Where are the Carriers?

February 10, 2013

Apparently not where they are supposed to be since the DC circus can’t get its act together and pass an actual budget. In this day and age of entitlements nobody wants their pet projects to suffer. The reality of the situation is we all need to adapt to less support from the nanny or when […]

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The Land of Make-believe

January 22, 2013

I find little to take heart in regarding the national discussion of late. The one overriding factor that I have noticed though is the signal-to-noise ratio is increasing rapidly. The inauguration seems to have caused more of a spirited response than the election did even though one inevitably leads to the next. Social media has […]

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Aftermath

December 19, 2012

The liberal left wants to assassinate the CEO of the NRA and the ultra-conservative right would have you believe God is punishing us.  I think I will sit quietly in the middle and clean my legally obtained and responsibly stored firearms just in case the thugery show up at my door with a 30-round clip. […]

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Never Give Up

December 14, 2012

There are no easy answers to tragedies like Newtown, Columbine, Aurora, etc. Popular sentiment seems to be blame the means not the underlying cause. When one of our kids reaches adulthood and decides it’s just not worth it, we have failed. If he or she takes innocent lives along with their own, that failure becomes […]

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Getting Old

December 12, 2012

Sucks for dogs too. He’s not curious, unfortunately this is his new normal. Crash is going blind. He has cataracts in one eye and a bone tumor behind the other. He still smiles, wags, eats, drinks, and enjoys wandering around the house looking for us. Just don’t move any furniture! As a puppy he took […]

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