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. […]
Gun Violence and Video Games
May 20, 2018
Gun violence only needs two things: 1) a human being to pull the trigger 2) a loaded gun. A recent editorial by Steve Olson in the Loveland Reporter Herald, speaks to Video Game Violence as one of the prime causes of the number of student mass murders in school. http://www.reporterherald.com/opinion/guest-columns/ci_31889271/guest-opinion-violent-video-games-are-teaching-kids Mr. Olson believes that […]
The New Normal. Guns, The Flip Side. We need ’em.
October 5, 2017
Welcome to the NEW NORMAL: Guns, The Flip Side. We need ‘em. (Parody: something so bad as to be equivalent to intentional mockery; a travesty. Don’t forget sarcasm. ) This is a revision of a post from Jan. 2013 after Sandy Hook in Newtown when I predicted this would be the new normal. Since then […]
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 […]
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 […]