We watched with awe and sadness as the fires ravaged the cathedral of Notre Dame. Millions watched, transfixed as the spire crumbled into the inferno. Crowds gathered along the streets in Paris to watch a special place of church and history crumble. Watching the clips on the news and reading the feeds, I felt a…… Continue reading Beyond the Cathedral
Sometimes we see a video on the news of a building being demolished. If all goes well, the building is controlled and demolished without any significant impact on surrounding areas. It’s inevitable, as new usage demands come into play, older dilapidated buildings, or ones with designs no longer viable for modern usage, are torn down. …… Continue reading The Grand Lady
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, as stated in Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion. Although Newton was arguing in terms of physics, I like to adopt the mindset of applying this to my personal life. For every one of my actions, thoughts, and words, there is a reaction onto others. …… Continue reading Mindful Actions for Positivity
Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day are complete with all the pomp and ceremony befitting soldiers who have sacrificed for our country. As a child, I fondly remember watching documentaries on our local PBS station, and still recall the images and descriptions while watching “G. I. Diary”, “Victory at Sea”, or “World at War”. These programs…… Continue reading With the Old Breed
Many of my childhood memories include many trips to airshows. So many fond memories. Seeing the old T-38s of the Thunderbirds during the in the early 1980s, seeing many aerobatic performers, and the countless military jet demonstrations still are still vivid in my memories. Often bringing a smile to my face when I think back. …… Continue reading A Tribute to the War Bird
Apollo, Where Art Thou I always surge with pride when reflecting on the history of our space program. I grew up in south Florida, close enough to the Kennedy Space Center to be within the shadow of NASA, but not close enough to see quality rocket launches. As a child, I fondly remember seeing many…… Continue reading Apollo, Where Art Thou?
Actions are always the best determination of character. So many people can talk or boast about their accomplishments, or brag about how good a person they are. Often times you may hear about how charitable or how loving they are. They may claim to be the least racist, or the least sexist person out there. …… Continue reading Legacy and Character