I was asked yesterday about the “surly bonds of Earth” reference in the post about Neil Armstrong’s death. There is indeed a story behind that and a very unusual young man.
John Gillespie McGee Jr. was born in Shanghai to a US ambassador, thus was American. His initial school was in Shanghai, “The American School” [...]
Neil Armstrong, first human to set foot on another world, passed away today.
The fellow, identified as Thomas “Tres” Caffall, seems to have shot and killed the constable attempting to serve an eviction notice. He shot others as well (one more died) — and we will hear a lot about him now, because he can actually be associated with the US conservative movement.
UNCONFIRMED: He was married in [...]
I hope all of you in the States have a meaningful American Independence Day, and that those from other lands have a safe and warm day even if it’s just a Wednesday where you are. [...]
Memorial Day we gather and pay homage to our fallen… [...]
This very striking set of images shows Japan’s recovery, so far, from the earthquake and tsunami that occurred one year ago. [...]
Andrew Breitbart, journalist titan and founder of the “BIG” websites (BigGovernment.com, BigJournalism.com, BigPeace.com et cetera) passed away early this morning, apparently of natural causes. [...]
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 [...]
We in the United States are here, and we are able to continue to live in the lifestyle that we enjoy, thanks to veterans. Of course, there are others involved as well, but only a small percentage of the population places themselves in harms’ way in support of ideals and principles that we worked so hard to establish more than two centuries ago. From time to time, these are threatened. [...]
As of 9/11/2001, my company had recently celebrated its 25th anniversary (I’d founded it in 1976), and I had come in around 3AM to put the finishing touches on a new business plan. [...]