Where Have All The Flowers Gone…Long Time Passing; Paris Peace Accords January 27, 1973 To Fall of Saigon April 30, 1975

Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the fall of Saigon. It’s not a date most people remember, anymore; but for we who were part of that era, it is a significant day in our history. It meant the Vietnam War was finally, and completely over. Some 19 years of hell had come to an end. The […]

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Come Back Valiant Thor

His name is Valiant Thor, and he came in peace. On March 16, 1957, a space craft landed at 8:00 AM in a field in Alexandria, Virginia. Upon arriving at the scene, two policemen were persuaded by the craft’s Commander, Thor, and three of his crew, Jill, Donn, and Tanyia, to take them to meet […]

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Memorial Day Memory

It is Memorial Day weekend, again. As usual, my thoughts turn to those I have loved with all my heart, who served our country with bravery and devotion, and are no longer with us. It is more challenging, and a bit more painful every year, because we Baby Boomers are, sadly, winding down. And so […]

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Let’s Picnic In The Cemetery

Rest in peace is a common enough expression. Everyone knows what it means, and why someone would say it. And they certainly know where the resting place is located; that being the local cemetery. But what may not be known, is not so very long ago, people gathered in graveyards to also dine and visit […]

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Gun Control And A National Crisis

Rhetoric from social and mainstream media is running rampant with expected and appropriate outrage over continued senseless killings in the US. The gun control debate has never been hotter, and both sides are at fever pitch on needed laws restricting gun ownership versus rights of the citizenry to keep and bear arms, as guaranteed by […]

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James Dean Has been Mandela Effected

Having read about it repeatedly in recent years, I am fairly well-versed in the phenomenon of the Mandela Effect. Regardless of articles read, and listening to testimonies by those who have experienced it, nothing prepared me for my own, personal “what in the name of all that makes sense is going on here?” Mandela Effect […]

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