Thanksgiving 2015


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


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: […]

Israel and MLK


It is interesting to me that so many on the Left are hostile to the nation of Israel, and willing to line up on the side of Palestinian terrorists. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, his thoughts on Israel are significant: […]

Happy New Year, friends

It’s 2015, and the past year has been one of loss and of elation There’s a personal cost; I like many have lost part of life. This celebration Gives a chance for the past to be over at last, though the memories saved will linger As the ring on my hand makes its own wordless […]

Merry Christmas


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 […]

Happy Fourth of July!


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


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


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 […]

High Voice

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” […]