Category Archives for "History"

Apr 08

A Tale of Two Massacres

History

The online Oxford Dictionary defines massacre as: An indiscriminate and brutal slaughter of people. Our first massacre occurred on March 5, 1770, on King Street in Boston. It started out as a simple quarrel between two people, turned into a fight between an American colonist and a British soldier, and then quickly escalated into what […]

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Mar 30

I Keep Seeing Peeps Everywhere!

History

This time of year the Peeps jokes start circulating, and it hit me, hey, I write about health and wellness, so perhaps I would write about marshmallows. The marsh mallow (Althaea officinalis) is an herb, a perennial herb of the hibiscus family, native to Europe and northern Africa. And you’ll probably guess where it is […]

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Dec 24

The Road Runner Missions

History

Late Summer 1970 Right after our incursion into Cambodia, we conducted a good number of Hunter-Killer missions along the Cambodian border. A Hunter-Killer mission consists of a scout flying around on the deck (near the ground) looking for trouble, and when he finds it, the Cobra up above that’s been watching over the scout, rolls […]

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Nov 17

How the Hell Did Trump Ever Get Elected?

History , Politics

Into the wee hours of election night 2016, the most surprised person in America was Donald Trump. He never expected to win that election. There are stories of everyone around him just gasping and Melania breaking down and crying. Who knows if they’re true, especially since “FAKE NEWS” would soon be Trump’s battle cry. Still, […]

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Nov 17

How I Ran the War in Vietnam — Part One

History , Humor

I’ve read Catch 22 five times. First in high school, then in basic training (army), next in flight school (I flew choppers in Nam), and then twice in Vietnam. It made more sense with each reading. No one will ever be able to top that book when it comes to fiction about how screwed up the military […]

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Nov 17

How I Ran the War in Vietnam — Part Two

History , Humor

The next couple of weeks are pretty much a blur for me today. I remember meetings and presentations and communications with home-base and with the pilots, but nothing really stands out except, of course, for the Spec 4 who stopped by once in a while saying, “Sir? I’m going to the whorehouse if you wanna […]

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