Memorial Day Thanks

Memorial Day Thanks

As Memorial Day approaches, friends, acquaintances and perfect strangers have thanked me for serving in the military.  Just today my wife and I went to an outlet mall, and when I bought some shoes with my military credit card, a register clerk thanked me for my...
Maturing

Maturing

I have entitled this blog post Maturing, because I prefer “maturing” over “growing old.” We Boomers have been tagged with the supposed malediction of wanting to be forever young. I readily accept that supposition and welcome it. However, at age 71 and 11 months, I am,...
Requiem for a Faithful Workhorse

Requiem for a Faithful Workhorse

The United States Marine Corps retired the H-46 helicopter in 2015…about the same time I retired from my professional career. The H-46 was a faithful vehicle for the Marine Corps. In Viet Nam it had a variety of missions including Medevac extracts, Recon Inserts and...

The Great Santini

On November 24, 1967, I was at Pensacola, FL. I had checked in at the Marine Corps Training Command on November 20th and had been assigned to go through Ground School at Mainside.  I had been with a bunch of Marine Aviation Students running the sea course, when a...
In Praise of Baby Boomers

In Praise of Baby Boomers

BOOMERS: THE TAKE CHARGE GENERATION Bear with me while I show my appreciation for being a part of the Boomer Generation. Boomers have been through a lot, and we just keep on ticking. Marriage, divorce, remarriage. The Kennedy Assassination and Vietnam. The rapid...