Two dates jump off the calendar for me: June 6th and December 7th. They are commonly known as D-Day and Pearl Harbor Day. Today is the 79th anniversary of the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor and in reality so much more. Let’s explore. Continue reading I’m Too Young Only Because Of Them
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It Never Seems To Stop
I guess I can consider myself to be a writer. I’ve been doing this on and off most of my life. I have written for four different newspapers during that time; but this blog is my passion. There is an old adage that a writer never has a day off because if you care about and are any good at what do you are always thinking about it. A few weeks ago my wife and I went to the theater and I spent way too much time analyzing the writing instead of enjoying the wonderful performance. (My wife scolded me and as usual she was correct.) At any rate, I am constantly making observations and writing notes to myself. Today I want to share some of that with you in a series of “quick hits”. Continue reading It Never Seems To Stop
Pivot, Fake or Dance?
As I contemplated just what approach to take to this article I thought about some of the similarities of dance and offensive moves in basketball. I know just enough about dancing to know I should refrain from participation whenever possible. My achievements in basketball came much more while wearing a suit and tie on the bench than in short pants and sneakers on the hardwood. However while not very talented at executing the moves I do have a good understanding of them. Continue reading Pivot, Fake or Dance?
The Enshrinement Of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
To me one of the most important dates in American history is December 7th. This year we commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor which precipitated America’s entry into World War II. When thinking of what I could write that was fitting I decided that it would be a perfect time to enshrine our 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, into the Progressive Hall of Fame. Although he did not live to see the Allies final victory in the War, he inspired a nation through it as well as the Great Depression. Either one of those achievements would have been sufficient cause for induction; couple the two and it is very easy to forgive his human frailties and have him take his rightful place in the Hall. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Franklin Delano Roosevelt