Memorial Tribute

MemorialDay_Reagan

This piece has a bit of history. It was written during a time of soldiers being accused of horrific misdeeds. And it was personally approved by LtCol Oliver North. I was privileged to have dinner with Col. North several times in 2006 and 2007. An amazing and admirable man. [Edit: This didn’t auto-post, so it’s coming in late.] […]

Possibilities

2016

Happy New Year! It’s here! And the challenge awaits With chances to change and to improve our fates To deepen our ties with our loved ones and friends To soften old enmities, make some amends… […]

Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving

To all my friends here, old and new: The best Thanksgiving Day to you! Perhaps you’ll join the great repast And then, recovering, will fast… […]

Thank You to Veterans

VeteranSalute

War is terrible; it is a sad to realize that sometimes it is necessary. Knowing which ones are necessary is a crucial art, a skill at which some national leaders have shown deficiency.

A long time ago, a strong feeling of patriotism and the honors and approbation heaped upon veterans caused many to join, thinking […]

Happy Independence Day

I hope that each and every one of you is having a happy Fourth of July. The “happy” part of that is significant, and I sincerely hope that you have the skill and the circumstances to achieve it. Skill? Yes. Thomas Jefferson, the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, wrote one of the most oft-quoted lines in history describing unalienable rights including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Someone suggested to me today that: […]

Merry Christmas

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May the Christmas cheer at this time of year Lift you high and ease your loads Of all faiths and creeds, each of us still needs To find joy along our roads […]

Thank You, Veterans

VeteranSalute

A Thank You to Veterans I’m proud of two young men who served as sergeants in Iraq We’re fortunate; they went in ’91, and both came back […]

Happy Fourth of July!

IndependenceDay

The Independence Journey Tomorrow I travel Across this great land And try to unravel How all this began I look to the mountains And gaze at the sea Are these where the fountains Of freedom might be? The fields full of crops The deep sylvan glade The bustling shops Where the future is made… […]

Google Immemorial

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They were briefly shamed into it, but for most of Google’s existence this anti-US, stridently left-wing organization has refused to commemorate anything to do with the United States military. […]

Memorial Day

MemorialDay_Reagan

Memorial Day we gather and pay homage to our fallen Who gave themselves completely in response to duty’s callin’ Some joined to see the world, some thought “Adventure! Education!” And others drawn by kinship with the proud that guard our nation

But trials and training molded them into a joined precision That holds our cause […]