Should we give people in the past leeway in terms of morality and ethics? I’ve often thought about this growing up, while in school, and even at times in my adult life. With the unrest ongoing in our country this year, these questions come back to me. I often hear that “things were different back…… Continue reading Morality is Timeless
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
The beautiful works of art of from Lascaux. The works date back over 16,500 years, but have in recent years deteriorated due to ongoing black mold problems. Made by humans from such an early age, among some of the best-known Upper Paleolithic works of art. Full of color and perspective. We are always looking ahead…… Continue reading Cave Paintings of Lascaux
Those who grew up before the digital age most likely have many old photos stored somewhere. Perhaps they are stuck in a closet somewhere, or boxed up in the garage. I have a shoe box, and from time to time I will go through them looking for something, but often end up glancing at some…… Continue reading The Memories of Old Photos
The grassy moat surrounding the Tower of London is usually plain. Once it may have served as a deterrent for attack or escape, now is a growing sea of ceramic red poppies. What began as a modest planting of red poppies in early August, quickly grew into a swelling of a red sea of poppies.…… Continue reading A Brilliant Sea of Red