A repost: Memorial Day
So many of us were able to enjoy the weekend and today Memorial Day is a bonus day of delight, barbeques, and picnics along with family/friend gatherings.
In my youth, Memorial Day was different. It was a day of remembrance, honor and appreciation of those who died in the service
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A few years ago I read that Google was going to archive 10-millions Life Magazine photos from the 1860’s to the present. I clicked on the link and found an astounding number of photos already in a categorized collection. I sifted through some from the Civil War and into the 1880’s, but then
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While I’m on the subject of past reportorial assignments, (see yesterday’s blog) I should tell you about jumping out of an airplane.
I’d never done anything like that before and I didn’t have to do this story. It was an intriguing voluntary story and I decided to do it.
I cleared it with my
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Last night on my radio program we discussed Veterans Day and its ramifications of honor, horror and heroics. My radio partner is a Vietnam Vet and we invited a retired Admiral and career military officer to talk about how we as a nation have changed in the way we honor our servicemen and women.
Continue reading When The Warriors Return
Saturday was a day to remember.
August 6th 1945 was the first time an atomic weapon was used in war. For the Japanese military and citizenry it was a terrible day of death and destruction. For America it was a day that began the end of war.
The decision to drop the bomb on Hiroshima
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I’m going do a series of personal “whys” for this post.
I don’t have the answers to any of the “why’s” I question, but it seems from my advanced age prospective that there ought to have been some answers forthcoming both long ago and immediately.
Why is it that cars and trucks that are
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So many of us were able to enjoy the weekend and today Memorial Day is a bonus day of delight, barbeques, picnics along with family/friend gatherings.
In my youth, Memorial Day was different. It was a day of remembrance, honor and appreciation of those who died in the service to our nation. We had
Continue reading There Once Was A Memorial Day
I received a note from a reader in Japan the other day and it reminded me of the dynamics of change. I remember as a kid growing up during World War two and reciting hateful rhymes against the Japanese and in particular Emperor Hirohito. We were at war and our fathers and uncles were
Continue reading The Omnipresence of Change
It is right to honor those who serve this country. It is right to have this day of public appreciation. It is right to acknowledge in ceremony, and song, in words and prayer, the special gifts each veteran contributes to freedom, and liberty, democracy. To each veteran today, America says thank you
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Yesterday I wrote about things that bothered me. Today’s thoughts are things that I wonder about.
I wonder how all the flat stones are doing that I skipped in ponds and lakes when I was kid. A kid bonds with a good flat skipping stone when a pond is nearby.
Continue reading I Wonder…