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Terrorism in the U.S. Before 9/11/2001

Today’s newspapers and electronic news media are constantly sending the message that the United States is threatened by terrorist...

Reprise: A Day That Changed The World

I originally planned to write about another subject today, but the significance of June 6th led me to change my mind. What happened on...

Fifty-Seven Years and Counting

Friday is my usual day for blogging, but I had more important matters to attend to this week. Fifty-seven years ago yesterday, I did the...

In Memorium

On Monday, Americans will celebrate Memorial Day. To many, Memorial Day represents the real beginning of summer. To others, the...

That Isn’t The Way It Was

I have been an admirer of Ken Follett’s novels for years. I believe that he is one of the very best novelists of the late Twentieth and...

Illegitimis non Carborundum

Loosely translated, the title Latin phrase means, “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.” It is one of the many mottos of the U.S....

Thanksgiving in the 1940s

In my childhood, Thanksgiving was truly a family affair. I grew up in a large extended family whose spiritual anchor was my Grandmother...

Are We Really Listening?

My wife, Annette, and I have an excellent financial consultant named Ric Edelman who manages of our assets for us. Every month, Ric puts...

Forgiving the Unforgivable

Last week, my wife and I watched the movie, Philomena, for the first time. Based on a true story, the film tells about an Irish woman’s ...

Use It or Lose It

IWhen a younger performer suggested that country music legend George Jones and other older singers should step aside and leave the scene...

We Take So Much for Granted

Today, we live in a world of technological marvels. We take most of them for granted. Yet so many of the innovations we enjoy did not...

The Nature of War

I write historical novels about war. My first book, Fall Eagle One, is about World War II in Europe. My second novel, Hold Back the Sun,...

My Electronic Window on the World

Few computers existed when my generation came of age. My first Navy duty station, the Naval Research Laboratory, had one of them for use...

Another Glass Ceiling Shattered

Last Tuesday, July 1st, Admiral Michelle Howard became the first woman four-star admiral in the U.S. Navy, joining the first women who...

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