A l Little Bit Country

In 1981 Barbara Mandrell introduced a song entitled “I was country when country wasn’t cool“. This song chronicled a shift in the American culture. Before then,m Country or Country and […]

Eulogy For Libbi

Yesterday morning I receive the call I had been expecting, but was totally unprepared for when it came. My wife called to tell my our 17-year-old blond Pomeranian had died. […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite Holidays. When I was a boy my parents always hosted the thanksgiving feast. Preparation of the turkey and all the responsibilities attached […]

The Screaming Eagle

When I was a boy, for several years in a row, my family would vacation at LeSourdsville Lake. For those who do not know, Lesourdsville Lake was an amusement park near Hamilton, […]

USS Rigel

When I was young(er) I spent a number of years in the United States Navy. during that time I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit many ports […]

Friday Night At The "Rec"

When I was young, Friday nights were “canteen” night at the local recreation center, typically referred to as the “Rec”.. What, you may ask your self, is canteen? Well, this […]

Unanswered Questions

As I approach my planned retirement and begin the twilight years of my life, I realize there are way too many unanswered questions. Reflecting back on incidents in the past, […]

Thanksgiving Day Memories

For as far back as I can remember, and at least until Thanksgiving of 1988, my Dad was the one who prepared Thanksgiving Dinner. He would get up very early […]

My Parent’s House

Recently I had occasion to visit my parent’s home. On the surface that seems somewhat inane and a not point of conversation. You know, “Hey, I went to my folks […]