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VJ Day + 70

Today, seventy years ago, Japan surrendered. There followed a cosmic sigh in the universe and peace enveloped world for the first time in many years. Photographers around the world shot photographs, which would later become iconic; my favorite is of … Continue reading

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300,000 Miles!

Well, I meant to stop and photograph this amazing milestone.  I wanted to get a photo of the odometer reading exactly 300,000 miles, but I was not driving. I had Mrs. Blogger driving while I was sitting in the right … Continue reading

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“Stand Down from General Quarters”

“All hands, secure from General Quarters.” There is no finer call at sea than to stand down from general quarters. It means whatever was threatening the ship is no longer a danger. It also means sailors can get back to … Continue reading

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The Season of Babies

There I was, at 27,000 feet pushing 630 knots, screaming down from the sky upside down,…  Oops, no, wrong story… Actually I was sitting in my office finishing the school term and wondering what I would write my blog about … Continue reading

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