Monthly Archives: March 2014

Si, Se Puede

Today is Cesar Chavez Day, a state holiday, if you live in California, Colorado, or Texas. It is Cesar Chavez’ birthday, and he would have been 87 years old. His dedication, as a nonviolent civil rights activist, to the lives and labors … Continue reading

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Last Full Measure Of Devotion

March 29, 1973 Tan Son Nhut Airport, Saigon Under the terms of the negotiated peace agreement with North Vietnam, all U.S. combat troops leave Vietnam. U.S. troops filed into a C-130; Army Master Sergeant Max Beilke was the last in … Continue reading

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Mahalo Steve McGarrett

On September 20, 1968, the television show I had been most eagerly waiting for premiered on CBS. Hawaii Five-0. I will never forget the awe-inspiring ocean wave in the opening sequence, brief shots of Hawaiian scenery, pretty people running on … Continue reading

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I Wear Xtratufs, Swallows Do Not

St. Joseph’s Day came and went. Not as big a celebration day as St. Patrick’s; but important, nonetheless, to fathers, carpenters, Sicilians, and fava bean farmers. Joseph was the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus, making him stepfather to … Continue reading

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‘Beannachtam na Feile Padraig!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Because I am of Irish descent, and love a good book, a good song, a good cry, and a pint of Guinness; I wish to share my favorite Irish authors, with quote, who have inspired me … Continue reading

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To My Geeks And Nerds

Come one, come all! If you count yourself among the geeks and nerds of the universe, today is our day! Celebrate your unique self, and get down with that number that says it all!! That’s right, it’s National Pi Day!  Enjoyment … Continue reading

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In Pursuit Of Heaven; Not For The Squeamish

At the risk of sounding like, or appearing a Luddite, I have to state how unequivocally I loathe involuntary, unwelcome change to my electronic tools. That is change for no discernible reason, without my knowledge or permission. It is very … Continue reading

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