Air Force Museum – SR 71

I am starting a new tradition here called Photo Saturday. I have a vacation portfolio of more than 10,000 pictures so I thought I would pull some out every Saturday. I hope you enjoy them. The SR-71 Blackbird… Read More


‎”Opportunity is missed by most people because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work”– Thomas Edison Thomas Edison certainly wasn’t one to shy away from work. Another of his famous quotes was. Genius is one percent inspiration… Read More

Almost as Good As an iPad….

Source: Windows 8: We kick the tyres on Redmond’s new tablet wheels • The Register. Why is it that the once innovative start-up companies turn into stodgy of slow-moving monoliths? Of course in my mind Microsoft is currently at… Read More

Its About Time — Whites Account for Under Half of Births in U.S.

source: Whites Account for Under Half of Births in U.S. – After years of speculation, estimates and projections, the Census Bureau has made it official: White births are no longer a majority in the United States. I bet… Read More

Breaking Promises……

Source NYT: Lawmakers look for way out as defense cuts near – politics – The New York Times – On Jan. 2, national security is set to receive a heavy blow if Congress fails to intervene. That is… Read More

Getting Someone To Read It…..

Over here you can write whatever you want to. The only trouble getting somebody that will read it. – April 18, 1933  Will Rogers Sometimes we in the U.S. forget just how good we have it. As Will… Read More

Inspiring Words From Gandhi…

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world — that is the myth of the atomic age — as in being able to remake ourselves — Gandhi Gandhi was a… Read More

Aside… History Ain’t

I don’t know if you have noticed or not but I have been feeling artsy lately so have been playing with the header to this blog. The quote found there will change often and some of the other… Read More


My wife is a worrier. That is just who she is. I have learned to accept that part of her character over the years.  Sometimes when she is not worrying she worries about not worrying enough.🙂 I only… Read More

Gaming The System……

Source: Get personalized help to max out Social Security. Social Security Solutions’ optimization plan calls for my wife to file for her own benefits at age 67 but immediately suspend her payments — a perfectly legal strategy known as… Read More

Free Speech….

Source: Democrats, GOP debate political non-profits’ donors – Conservatives in Congress have mounted an aggressive drive to block new proposals aimed at unmasking anonymous donations to groups such as Crossroads GPS— which is spending $2 million this month… Read More

On-The-Road Washington DC

Ok this is the close up post for this on-the-road series on Washington DC.  I missed a few days posts because of late night arrivals to the hotel and just being too tired after we got home yesterday…. Read More

On-The-Road Washington DC Day 4

The first thought that comes to mind to describe today is CROWDED!!! Everywhere we went there was simply masses of people. I expected crowds, even on a Sunday, but not that many.  We started the day at Arlington… Read More

On-The-Road Washington DC Day 3

Today started at 5:00am. We left so early that we missed breakfast at the hotel but did make it to the White House before 8:00am as dictated by the security people there. They seem to be much more… Read More

On-The-Road Washington DC Day 2

We got into our hotel room early today at 5:00pm. It, like yesterday, was pretty much a road day but we did get in two sites. We made an unscheduled visit the Flight 93 Memorial in central Pennsylvania… Read More

On-The-Road Washington DC Day1

Well here we are finally settled into our hotel room at 9pm in Greensburg PA. Since this is the first bus tour we have taken I really didn’t know what to expect. The entire day was spent on… Read More

Says It All….

I think this cartoon says it all for me. Am I being too optimistic to think that we could get out of all the problems generated by the previous administration in less than four years? I was hoping for… Read More

On The Road….Again

I wanted to let you know that starting tomorrow I will be doing a series of “On The Road” posts here.  For those of you who are not familiar with them they will be end-of-day posts about our trip to… Read More

Sing….Sing a Song…..

I woke up this morning with a song attached to my brain. I know I dreamed about it last night but since I almost never remember what my dreams are I can’t give you the context. Here is… Read More

From Eleanor…

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself –  Eleanor Roosevelt I have sure made my share of mistakes but haven’t we all? Sometimes I don’t but I like to… Read More

The next iPhone …

Source:Rumor roundup: The next iPhone – Gadgetbox on I will state up front here that after several failed attempts at having a cell phone I finally got and iPhone last October. It is everything I hoped it… Read More

Thy Will Be Done…

There are only two kinds of people in the end; those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done’ and those whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done’ –C.S. Lewis C.S. Lewis was one of… Read More

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I Got A Tattoo…..

I got a tattoo recently. It is a really neat one of the 1960s style peace logo. I have always wanted a tattoo. I’m surprised I waited as long as I have. But this one I just couldn’t… Read More

Bob Dylan… Entertainment – Bob Dylan is honored by president with Medal of Freedom. I must admit that I was a big fan of Bob Dylan during my hearing years. I was a teenager when I “discovered” Bobby Dylan’s… Read More

I Just Don’t Understand…

Source: Charles Taylor Sentenced to 50 Years for War Crimes – I just don’t understand why the continent of Africa is so prone to these types of things.  Taylor was found guilty of atrocities committed in Sierra Leone… Read More