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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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“CHRISTMAS AT SEA”

The sheets were frozen hard, and they cut the naked hand; The decks were like a slide, where a seamen scarce could stand; The wind was a nor’wester, blowing squally off the sea; And cliffs and spouting breakers were the … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Today is a day set aside for remembering and giving thanks to the women and men who have served and died in our military so that we may live the lives we live. I could have been one of those, … Continue reading

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The Amazing Kindle (and other e-readers)

Okay, so I finally broke down and bought Ardis a Kindle. With both of us being complete and unabashed bibliophiles, we were not so sure about reading anything off an electronic device. Even though we use computers all the time, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 1983

As we wrap up this Thanksgiving, I cannot help but reflect back on Thanksgiving 1983. In 1983, I found myself stationed at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and that Thanksgiving holiday was my first stationed overseas. There is nothing like an … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day 2010

When you’re a kid you really have no idea about the meaning behind Veteran’s Day. It is just another of those days in November, except that on the 11th, the old guys who were soldiers, sailors, airmen or Marines get … Continue reading

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Veteran's Day 2010

When you’re a kid you really have no idea about the meaning behind Veteran’s Day. It is just another of those days in November, except that on the 11th, the old guys who were soldiers, sailors, airmen or Marines get … Continue reading

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