Category Archives: History

Dignity

Dignity is a virtue that shows externally and felt internally. It’s not pomposity nor a façade. We recognize a person with dignity right away. One of the most dignified persons I’ve ever had the privilege to meet was my former … Continue reading

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Thinking About Roller Coasters

A few years ago I visited my friend Gregg in Port Clinton, about halfway between Toledo and Cleveland, Ohio on the shore of Lake Erie. The main thing to remember about Gregg, is his obsession with roller coasters. This is … Continue reading

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70 Years Of Independence

I want to take this opportunity to wish my Internet friends in India and in Pakistan a happy Independence Day today. I feel privileged to regularly correspond with special people in both nations. Both India and Pakistan obtained their Independence … Continue reading

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Disaster From The Sky

“So, what’s new?” I asked Jorge during a long lag in conversation. My friend exclaimed that he could hardly wait for the Swift-Tuttle comet to arrive in our part of the Solar System. I was rather surprised at his statement … Continue reading

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Yank Magazine, September 7, 1945

Yank magazine was one of those morale building things regularly passed out to soldiers in World War Two along with cigarettes and chewing gum. It was positive propaganda, cartoons, and pin-up girls–just the right thing in the mind -numbing pressure of … Continue reading

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LOOK September 10, 1940

A magazine from dad’s old stash is probably one of the most interesting periodicals I’ve ever held in my hands. The publication date is one year before the tragic attack on Pearl Harbor. The issue of LOOK is a glimpse … Continue reading

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Happy Space Exploration Day

I think today should be celebrated in the same manner that the US celebrates Columbus Day. Perhaps it should even supplant Columbus Day. But, that’s just my opinion. Throughout the Americas, Columbus Day commemorates the anniversary of Columbus’ landing in … Continue reading

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