Winston Churchill wrote, “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Santayana said much the same. For one who lived through it and personally experienced it, there is a pattern of events from some 60 years ago that is disturbingly similar to events unfolding in Afghanistan. In the late months of […]
This is the wisest set of words that I have read in decades.
Australians often give very direct answers. In this case, it stopped any further questions, which was probably his intent. Stupid question, excellent answer! For those that don’t know him,Major General Peter Cosgrove is an Australian.General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently.Read his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children.Regardless of […]
Real Time” host Bill Maher closed his show Friday night by sounding the alarm on China’s growing dominence over the United States. “You’re not going to win the battle for the 21st century if you are a silly people. And Americans are a silly people,” Maher began the monologue, alluding to a “Lawrence of Arabia” […]
I’ve studied more than a little of the history of Nazi Germany, partly out of curiosity, partly out of my interest in things related to World War 2 and partly as a result of my hobby of Stamp Collecting. I have a very specialized collection related to the inflationary period of the 20’s which led […]
Life in the Fifties (Author Unknown) Long ago and far away, in a land that time forgot, Before the days of Dylan, or the dawn of Camelot. There lived a race of innocents, and they were you and me, For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born, Where navels […]
It has been an amazing thing to watch…the pivot of the Left from obscene insults to their “unity” theme. After 4 years of having been called everything from a racist to a Nazi to a homophobe…just to name a few of the more common slurs, we are supposed to just forget all that and pretend […]
Making the best of the times…celebrating Christmas at home with the Gormans
If you have spent any time on this site, you will have noticed that there are more than a few entries that relate to Israel and the history of the Jews. There is a page related to the history of America and how we came to be involved in the Middle East. There is also […]
Short trip and just a few pictures. In the moon pictures, if you look very closely you can also see a star…terribly difficult.
Taken in our back yard It took a lot of experimentation to get this right!
Around the house , on to Prince William Forest and Great Falls
Melanie & Matt & Kids come over for the 4th. Matt supplied the fireworks.
Just a sampling of all the pictures taken on a trip to the Outer Banks
The Hawks have grown and flown….took hundreds of pictures and many hours of video. Here are some high-lites… The Early months: Nesting and Feeding Mostly Grown but not yet on their own: On their Own Now…
So the title of this will probably offend some folks….I don’t care. I’m not much of a politically correct person so if that offends you…tough. I mean it exactly as it sounds…the USA is being turned into a weak and hesitant nation…what Mao of China once referred to as “A Paper Tiger”. All of this […]
I am reading Bill O’Reilly’s book “Bold Fresh” and it reminded me that I have wanted to record some thoughts about some of the key events in my life. Well, maybe not so key, but at least things that I do remember….Things that made me what I am… ~1950 – Tonsils out. I think that […]
One hears a lot about how the United States of America has caused so much of the troubles in the Middle East and that we are to blame for the violence and chaos in that part of the world. It is a common refrain of the Leftist and other haters of America. As it turns […]
While I was working on the text of the US and the Middle east, I was confronted with the fact that there are a number of somewhat independent threads in history that connect with the main story I am trying to tell. I am reminded of the many independent streams that flow into the same […]