Monthly Archives: March 2008

Carnage!

     This was some footage Rob T. took on his trip to the Antarctic Marathon, and it’s awesome!      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbXtnh2K1Bk        This is not recommended for children too young to watch some of the "meatier programs" on Animal Planet. 

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Weltanschauung Friends in the News (III)

     Weltanschauung friend Rob T. did something pretty amazing after running his first eight marathons:  He ran the Antarctica marathon! (I didn’t even know there was such an event).  He and some friends and family put together a short video … Continue reading

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Not Quite Camping

     I just recently returned from one of the far-flung camps in our area of operations.  It was one of those places where you couldn’t drink the water without boiling it first (not even to brush your teeth).  Pretty much … Continue reading

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CENTCOM Happenings

     It looks like Admiral Fallon just resigned.      His deputy will be the acting CENTCOM commander.  Lt Gen Dempsey was in command of 1st Armored Division when I was working over in that neck of the woods.  He helped … Continue reading

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Shouldering the Load Together

     From a long way off, I had a very small hand in a very small way in some of this. 

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Lost Links

     My Grandma passed away today.       Grandma was the mother of four children who grew up close and have remained so for my entire life.  She worked as a nurse on the night shift; she went for years simply ‘high-fiving’ Grandpa … Continue reading

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Weltanschauung Friends in the News (II)

     Weltanschauung friend Glenn made the Austin American-Statesman, check out the guy to Gov. Perry’s right (larger picture here)!        Glenn, his brother, and the Governor are all Eagle Scouts and are all members of the Order of the Arrow; … Continue reading

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God Save the Prince!

     I was watching CNN International when the story broke that Prince Harry was RTBing from Afghanistan where he was apparently calling in airstrikes, which is the exact same job my Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) unit in Germany performed.  … Continue reading

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Before You Go

     This one gets me every time:  Tribute to the WWII generation.   

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