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2:30PM, October 26, 1881

2:30PM, October 26, 1881
October 26, 2014

The Obligatory October 26 Post

The Obligatory October 26 Post
October 26, 2014

It was about 2:15 PM on a very windy, very chilly Wednesday afternoon when four brave men began what we …Read the Rest

St. Crispin’s Day

St. Crispin’s Day
October 25, 2014

If we follow the letter of the speech, then I must honor St. Crispin’s Day.  One of my Clements ancestors …Read the Rest

DISHing Bad Customer Service

DISHing Bad Customer Service
October 24, 2014

There are times when you just get fed up with the whims and insanity of too big to fail.  This …Read the Rest

The Day After

The Day After
October 23, 2014

Today begins a new chapter in my life.  I’m not quite sure how it goes, or where it goes, other …Read the Rest

Dealing with a Bad Day

Dealing with a Bad Day
October 22, 2014

My father’s funeral service is at 4:30 today.  I’m not quite sure what to write, or how to write it.  …Read the Rest

Wednesday’s Hero – Major Charles Watters

Wednesday’s Hero – Major Charles Watters
October 22, 2014

Maj. Charles Watters 40 years old from Jersey City, New Jersey Army Chaplain Corps, 173rd Support Battalion January 17, 1927 …Read the Rest

What If Ukraine Shot Down Malyasia Airlines Flight 17?

What If Ukraine Shot Down Malyasia Airlines Flight 17?
October 21, 2014

When I noticed that Russia and the Ukraine were going to sign an agreement about natural gas, it made me …Read the Rest

My Father’s (June 11, 1924 – October 28, 2014) Last Day

My Father’s (June 11, 1924 – October 28, 2014) Last Day
October 20, 2014

As a genealogies, there is something quite useful about someone whose life falls in nice, easily calculated decades.  As I …Read the Rest

Family Crises

Family Crises
October 19, 2014

It may be several days before I am able to even catch up with the world.  This morning we put …Read the Rest

Very Special Ops

Very Special Ops
October 18, 2014

A friend sent this link to me, and told me to watch it.  It’s impressive.  It is just way cool!  …Read the Rest

Belated Birthday Wishes, Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Belated Birthday Wishes, Dmitri Hvorostovsky
October 17, 2014

It’s better late than never, right?  Yesterday was the birthday of the 2nd greatest baritone in operatic history, Sherrill Milnes …Read the Rest

The Greatest Lawsuit in the History of Lawsuits

The Greatest Lawsuit in the History of Lawsuits
October 16, 2014

A famous philosopher once said that stupid is as stupid does.  I think this is one of those cases.  Stupid …Read the Rest

Grimes to the Rescue?

Grimes to the Rescue?
October 15, 2014

Back in 2006, I was so disgusted with Laura Ingraham that I almost lost it.  She helped engineer the beginning …Read the Rest

Wednesday’s Hero – George H. Kirk, Sr.

Wednesday’s Hero – George H. Kirk, Sr.
October 15, 2014

George H. Kirk, Sr. 82 years old 3rd Marine Division May 25, 1917 – October 28, 1999  George Kirk, Sr. …Read the Rest

The Stupidity of Ebola

The Stupidity of Ebola
October 14, 2014

For some strange reason there is now a ‘stigma’ against anyone connected with Ebola.  Forget AIDS or HIV, Ebola is …Read the Rest

No Susana

No Susana
October 13, 2014

The video says it all.

When Family Care-Givers Become Non-Persons

When Family Care-Givers Become Non-Persons
October 12, 2014

My mother stopped eating.  My father has Alzheimer’s.  The past couple nights, he refused to eat dinner.  My mother is …Read the Rest

Ebola, Alzheimer’s & Shouting Ebola in a Crowded Plane

Ebola, Alzheimer’s & Shouting Ebola in a Crowded Plane
October 11, 2014

Thomas Duncan is dead.  No one deserves to die the way he did, but he’s dead.  His death, contrary to …Read the Rest

skaeP niwT 6102!

skaeP niwT 6102!
October 10, 2014

If you are a fan of Twin Peaks, as am I, you know all about backward talk.   The other day, …Read the Rest

Kurds, Ebola, and Strange Values

Kurds, Ebola, and Strange Values
October 9, 2014

We live in a very strange world.  In Spain there is a petition to save Excalibur.  The dog, belongs to …Read the Rest

I Don’t Know What to Do

I Don’t Know What to Do
October 8, 2014

My mother is dying, slowly, one day at a time.  She doesn’t have cancer.  She isn’t even terminal. Her back …Read the Rest

Wednesday’s Hero – Sgt. Maj. Jon Cavaiani

Wednesday’s Hero – Sgt. Maj. Jon Cavaiani
October 8, 2014

Sgt. Maj. Jon Cavaiani 70 years old from Stanford, California August 2, 1943 – July 29, 2014 When Sergeant Cavaiani …Read the Rest

Life With Aging Parents – the Self Sacrifice Edition

Life With Aging Parents – the Self Sacrifice Edition
October 7, 2014

It had dawned on me that those who have a tendency to wax poetic about a family member who is …Read the Rest

Falling Through the ER Cracks

Falling Through the ER Cracks
October 6, 2014

There is an axiom in modern society.  When all else fails, when you run out of excuses, you blame the …Read the Rest

The Greatest Ever

The Greatest Ever
October 5, 2014

“A man has to have goals – for a day, for a lifetime – and that was mine, to have …Read the Rest

Life in the Era of Ebola

Life in the Era of Ebola
October 4, 2014

During a phone interview with Duncan Taylor’s girlfriend, she told CNN that she and her family were being treated like …Read the Rest

Enumerated Constitutional Powers

Enumerated Constitutional Powers
October 3, 2014

I was reading an interesting commentary posted via Midwest Christian Outreach, an organization I highly recommend.  In this day and …Read the Rest

Psychopaths, Executions, and Terrorists

Psychopaths, Executions, and Terrorists
October 2, 2014

During 2010 and 2011, the United States executed 89 people.  The US carries out more executions than any other ‘liberal’ …Read the Rest

Friends Without Envy

Friends Without Envy
October 1, 2014

I don’t mind admitting that I have a weakness for Lucy. No matter how many times I see the John …Read the Rest


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