Category Archives: History

Happy Father’s Day!

Looking at this photo, you can see what kind of outdoorsman Dad was. I mean… who wears patent leather shoes and dress slacks to go fishing? Still, he managed to teach us boys how to fish and judging from this … Continue reading

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DDay

Today is the 77th anniversary Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of France on the beaches of Normandy. The view from the LST is probably one that Dad experienced on Bougainville less than a year earlier in the South Pacific. All … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2021

In the vast history of WWII, little is written about contribution of the United States Naval Reserve Waves. Mom enlisted after she graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1943. She then graduated from the Naval Midshipman’s School at Northhampton, … Continue reading

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March Madness 2021

Every year, I spend more time photo-shopping my bracket than actually making intelligent picks. Seriously Texas…

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Inauguration 1_20_21

I enjoyed Biden’s speech and I thought it struck the perfect tone for his new presidency. But for me… Amanda Gorman’s poem was the highlight. It was an amazing, uplifting and inspiring end to the ceremony. It ushers in the … Continue reading

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Brand new day 1_20_21

So… how’s everybody feeling today? Ooooohhhh… and a nice sunset to boot!

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Covid-19 1_19_21

I got a little choked up to see this evening’s ceremonial recognition of what this pandemic (that has now claimed 400,000 lives) has cost us. The awful right-wing lie that Covid is a hoax and that exhausted doctors, nurses and … Continue reading

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A wake up call.

Wise words from Matthew Cooke goin’ round the inter-tubes lately (matthewcooke.com). Via.

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Deja putsch

When I watched the Republican Convention of 2016, I was struck by how often the Presidential nominee raised his arm as he spoke at his acceptance speech. A rigid L-shape… punctuated with the hand in a white power “ok” gesture … Continue reading

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Winter solstice conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn 12_21_20

Jupiter is the larger, brighter object. Next conjunction this close will be in about 375 years. Can’t wait!

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