This week saw two family milestones: our son Gregory Charles Isaac, born March 10, 1966, turned 41; our daughter Polly Catherine Marie, born March 16, 1975, turned 32.
Gregory & Polly, Scheveningen, The Netherlands, 1981
Happy birthday, kids, and congratulations!
Toward the end of my military career, US Air Force Chief of Staff General Merrill McPeak instituted a host of changes. He was one of those egomaniacs who, put into a position of great power, are compelled to change everything.
He killed Strategic Air Command. He made us rewrite every USAF regulation because he didn’t [...]
One tries to ignore pop culture, but it seeps through. Now Maine lobster and Chad have joined forces with the Ma Na Ma Na song to take over my brain.
A seafood chain (Red Lobster, or is it Joe’s Crab Shack?) is advertising Maine lobster tail. Say what? What happened to the claws, antennae, head, [...]
Saturday, 7:20 am: the bikes are loaded in the back of the truck and we’re ready to head out for a morning ride (no, we don’t just ride in the truck – we drive to an agreed-upon meeting place, and then we ride the bikes).
Here’s a photo from an earlier ride:
Paul, Donna, [...]
My friends Darrell and Mary Anne took me on a garden train tour yesterday, an organized event where train nuts in and around Tucson put their outdoor G Gauge (G for garden, I guess) railroad setups on display. I visited three different homes; there were at least eight on the tour but I didn’t have [...]