What is War?
August 8, 2017
Okay, I reread a comment on my Vietnam Wall post and feel a need to explain. Getting drafted and going to Vietnam was certainly a possibility at that time, and though some men wanted to avoid it, I never really thought about it, since I had been working to get into a service academy for […]
Vietnam, Lamar Donuts and Motorcycles
May 30, 2017
Memorial Day 2017. The wall is back this year. I plan on going tomorrow and reading some names this time. No donuts. Don’t want to fill up before the barbecue. I’ll have a few things to say to my kids tomorrow about veterans. We’ll see how it goes. Tune in tomorrow night for an update. […]
Two things (and one more) to do for Veterans today
November 12, 2012
One will add to the other, and you will be glad you did both. If you need motivation, take a peak at this video of a father and son reunited. 1) Give one veteran something from YOUR HEART to THEIR HEART! My suggestion is music, a song, a collection, a simple CD of music that […]
What is Freedom Worth? You might not like the answer.
June 18, 2012
This Memorial Day 2017. On a Chris Hayes Memorial Day video, a mother who was just told her only son was lost in the war asked the Marine casualty assistant officer, “Was it worth it?” He replied, “I can’t answer that for you.” Why didn’t he just say yes? Because he knows that mother would filet him […]
Ten ways I’ve found to slow down time, other than fishing.
April 15, 2014
1. Watch my grandson play 2. Hold a purring cat close to my cheek 3. Look into the eyes of my Labrador retriever. 4. Make a silly face 5. Hike in the Rocky Mountains 6. Watch a rainbow 7. Listen to a stream 8. Sing a favorite song 9. Tie a fly for a friend […]