Category Archives: History

Career Retrospective – 1990

Operation DESERT SHIELD commenced after Saddam Hussein’s Iraq invaded Kuwait. The U.S. suffered a relatively brief economic recession. I earned my Private Pilot certificate. My grades were substantially better throughout 1990; however I was still only managing average grades in … Continue reading

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Career Retrospective – 1989

As 1989 began, George H.W. Bush took the presidency as the Reagans rode off into the sunset. Prior to the inauguration, U.S. Navy F-14s shot down Libyan fighters over the Gulf of Sidra. On the ninth of November, Germans began … Continue reading

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Career Retrospective – 1988

I made my debut as a cadet, in both Army and Air Force commissioning programs. Ronald Wilson Reagan (may eternal peace be upon him) was the President and Commander-in-Chief; George H.W. Bush was Vice-President; Frank Carlucci was the Secretary of … Continue reading

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Concluding a Career

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I was given a most amazing opportunity last month and the timing of the opportunity could not have been more perfect! I was offered the chance to give the keynote address at the Peoria County Memorial Day Observance on Monday, … Continue reading

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Farewell, Lady Margaret Thatcher

I’m going to keep some fond memories of you, Lady Thatcher. Thank you for speaking to us at my University of Missouri campus (I started at least one of the rounds of applause). Thank you for your televised speech at … Continue reading

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Remember.

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Roll the Stone Away

Note:  This post’s draft was written on 02 May 2011, but I didn’t post it until 16 January 2012 * * * * * * * * * I listened to this song all the way to and from work today.  Why … Continue reading

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Happy Veteran’s Day

Thank you, America, for taking this day to honor Veterans.

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Waking Up From September Eleventh

Like many Americans I commemorate with my countrymen the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September Eleventh in the Year of Our Lord Two-thousand and One. The reader will notice that I do not refer to that Day as … Continue reading

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The History of Western Philosophy

     I’ve been (extremely) slowly reading through Bertrand Russell’s The History of Western Philosophy.  I have to take umbrage with Russell many times; he seems to think his admittedly fine intellect results in the final answer to whatever philosophical subject … Continue reading

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