Monthly Archives: December 2012

One More Comment About ‘ORF’…

Have you ever been in a VFW?  Or perhaps, an American Legion?  The bars in there are really quite a bit the same. When you walk in, it’s usually dark.  And you will typically find one long bar, with at … Continue reading

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The End of ORF…

In 1988, just after retiring, I was out in my garage looking for something, or another.  Otherwise I wouldn’t have been out there.  In my search I came across of a box of ‘Dear Ole Dad’s’ military stuff.  “What a … Continue reading

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It Feels So Good…

…to outsmart a chicken! When I retired in 2006, I began raising brown-egg chickens.  Why?  Because I just like doing raising brown-egg chickens… A laying chicken is only productive for 2 years or so.  After that, a hen will continue … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Play Golf in Retiirement…

I have been ‘around’ golf ever since I was a kid.  Growing up on Air Force bases I had a great opportunity to play the game virtually at any time I wanted to.  However my interests lay elsewhere and I … Continue reading

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2012 – A ‘Spiritual’ Christmas…

I am having somewhat of a “spiritual” Christmas this year.  I have ‘retreated’ to within myself, to take time alone, to really “look” at myself – where I am this year, and where I am going – where I would … Continue reading

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Beauty from a Scrap Pile…

Out in “Santa’s Workshop” I have a “scrap pile” of wood – a pile of odds and ends from prior projects.  Often when I am woodworking I can see beauty in the “scrap,” as well as the wood I’m using … Continue reading

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“You Probably Should Have Taken That One, Sir”

I have always considered Cleveland Hopkins Airport as one of the most treacherous airfields I have flown in to.  The field configuration – runways and taxiways – look like they were laid out by Charles Manson, when he was off … Continue reading

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As we go through life we all accumulate scars.  Some are physical – the obvious ones – and others, our emotional and psychological scars, are unseen; yet all are felt just the same.  One of the things I’ve experienced in … Continue reading

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Art is Sensitive, You Know…

Earlier this week Tommy came by. Tommy worked for me in 1983-’84 as a T-38 Check Pilot.  It was great to see him and we talked nonstop for nearly two days!  I don’t know if there is anything more precious … Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered who first uttered the phrase “You Gotta Be Shittin Me?” Well, it just so happens to have originated through the Father of Our country, way back when George Washington was crossing the Delaware River with his … Continue reading

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