Monthly Archives: December 2019

The Impeachment Trial and Chief Justice Roberts

So here we are in December 2019. Christmas is next week, the decade is coming to an end and the President of the United States has been impeached by the House of Representatives. I never dreamed I would live to … Continue reading

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Duty Called – From The Archives For Christmas

Soldier sitting by the door riding the bus in ’64 just two and twenty he was then going away ’till god knows when riding a bus through Massachusetts as the snow began to fall the bus pulled in to a … Continue reading

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The Army Celebrates the Battle of the Bulge and SNAFUs It.

Several days ago marked the 75th anniversary of Adolph Hitler’s final push for victory in World War II.  The Battle of the Bulge has been described as the greatest episode of warfare in American history. And the XVIII Airborne Corps … Continue reading

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Solstice

Icy cold frozen moon hanging in a crystalline sky as it was foretold Tree skeletons appear if dead save pines and ivy holly berries red Snow falls on frozen water The sun is gone The fearful cower Fires burning in … Continue reading

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On Christmas Traditions – From the Archives

Well Christmas will be upon us next week and most of us will participate in all of those Christmas “traditions” handed down to us by our parents as cultural imperatives.  Even if you don’t participate you know what they are. … Continue reading

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Magi in America – From the Arcives for Christmas

Did the Magi follow the star across the sea to the new land, to America seeking God who will reveal himself again in a cave? God in a cave would be so difficult to find for the star is obscured by … Continue reading

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On The Ossification of Government

  Demonstrations the way they used to be – 60,000 gather in Union Square, New York to protest for unemployment insurance – lead by the communists – May Day 1934 How “free” are we as a people to affect change … Continue reading

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Longest Night – From the Archives

Written a decade ago during a very dark time. This longest night come stay with me I’ll meet you near the trees out back You always visit in a dream a soft sweet kiss and then away Consider this an … Continue reading

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“A Christmas Carol” – the Review

Pam and Rob, my youngest and her husband  as the Cratchits and their 4 children. “Carrollwood Players Theatre presents unique stage adaptation of the Dickens holiday classic through Dec. 22nd. By Jim Russell, Patch Contributor . “What the Dickens? A … Continue reading

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The Mystery of NYFLAKAGNEW!

Yesterday I re-posted a piece about the two Christmases I spent at Kagnew Station during 1964 -65.  It included the photograph above, taken in front of the PX located at the base. That photo has appeared several times in the … Continue reading

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