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Some History, Mr. President?

  Only our glib and celebrated orator, President Barack Obama, could talk himself into such a corner. He dillies and dallies apparently hoping the bad people and difficult choices will somehow go away, then finally dips into his personal repertoire of shallow solutions. He comes forth with grand pronouncements essentially saying, “folks, I didn’t say …

September 5 · READ MORE

Would I Love You

I held her close and breathed her hair. We whispered through the night, Two beings in rhyme. It was such bliss just being there I didn’t know it was the last time. I should have loved her more I should have loved her better. I didn’t know, I didn’t know Would I, if I had …

August 25 · READ MORE

15th of August

Late this morning I realized that it is August 15. Unless it is your birthday or an anniversary, this date probably means little. It always stops me in my tracks. The following is Chapter 9 from Just Let Me Walk Away. Maybe you have seen the Army helicopter called the “Huey.” If you’ve ever heard …

August 16 · 2 Comments READ MORE

To Kill an American

A friend sent me this a few days ago. Maybe you’ve seen it. Maybe not. Either way, it should be noted and remembered. Written by an Australian Dentist    To Kill an American  You probably missed this in the rush of news, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in …

July 26 · READ MORE

Little Red Truck

My father’s birthday is tomorrow the 17th. It will be 98 years since Richard W. Clark was born in Jenks, Oklahoma. He left here a little early. I’m pretty sure I know where he is. He eschewed the mansions and took one of those little houses way in the back. I can hear him now. …

July 16 · READ MORE

Benghazi Stand-Down Order

TV news reported today that General Dempsey said the order to stand down (that is, to do nothing) in the Benghazi affair was not given. Instead, the order was to stay in Tripoli and receive casualties. Well, la-de-da. Since when do our fighting men and women stay in garrison and “receive casualties” when American officials …

June 13 · 2 Comments READ MORE

Commitment

I love this…   Until one is committed There is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation) there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things …

Brouhaha

Brouhaha. What a great word. It sounds and looks like someone took left-over letters from a worn-out alphabet, threw them into the air, blindly grabbed all in reach, then hurriedly threw them together to make the world’s newest, most fabulous word. All of us have been involved in brouhahas at one time or another. The …

May 17 · READ MORE

What is autorotation?

I was asked to define the term autorotation today. It is the procedure that allows a helicopter to land safely when it has lost its engine power. This is how it works. First, what allows an aircraft to fly? The rotor blades act as the wings on an airplane, ie, air passing over the blades …

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April 14

I have a number of anniversaries, some shared, some not. Some are joyous, some not. Some are made to be celebrated. Others, well, probably not. I spoke to an old friend today, recalling a day that was meaningful to us. It was an exciting day, a day that began a huge adventure that would change …

April 15 · 1 Comment READ MORE
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