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We Grieve

It has been confirmed that the USMC UH-1 transporting relief materiel and personnel in Nepal was lost.  It will not be flying out.  The onboard personnel will not be greeting their families at home. For some reason, this loss is … Continue reading

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When A Song Uses a Hammer to Make a Point.

You may not be interested in the genesis of the tune, but when it grabs hold of something you can’t ignore ya gotta acknowledge that thing. Here is my current reality hammer: I have known those faces… BUT some of … Continue reading

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Thank You For Your Service

I think I posted about this before, but it happened again today and I STILL get rattled when it happens – enough to post about it yet again. Some back-story: For 30 plus years I didn’t acknowledge my Vietnam service … Continue reading

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Jumping Out of Perfectly Good Things

Some here have actually jumped out of perfectly good aircraft. I planned to do a tandem jump on my 65th birthday a few years ago and even invited Jonn to join me, but it never happened. I wanted to jump … Continue reading

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Worse Ahead – Satire?

With the influx of possibly bad intentioned/diseased illegal immigrants from down south AND talk of actually bringing Ebola patients HERE for treatment there are rumors that there may be worse to come!!!! This cute little critter has been mentioned among … Continue reading

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I KNEW IT!

On a day when bad news abounds, there IS a glimmer of hope. Beer flavonoid may boost brain power! As a diabetic I have to be careful,  BUT who didn’t know that beer boosted brain power anyways? There IS a … Continue reading

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Irony Writ Large

The older I get the more Irony I see. Likely it was always there. but it does seem rampant just now. I won’t explore all of those details here, but… This article : “Russia at U.N. accuses U.S., allies of … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2013

This is the day we honor those who served in our military forces.  It doesn’t matter how we served, where or when, all veterans are honored for the part we played in the defense of this country. Honor comes in … Continue reading

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The Warrior

The warrior needs/must have a gentle aspect ere he become a monster.

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Travels With Ponsie – Wherein An Old Sailor Makes a Road Trip South

With apologies to John Steinbeck. “We need a vacation”, The Wife explained. “We’ll head down to Florida for Christmas and New Years and bask on some warm sunny beaches instead of freezing up here on the ridge in West Virginia”, … Continue reading

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