Keep on Trucking… or else

  Note: this is one of those rare posts I make that is not military or submarine related. It is about Lean Systems, however. We are potentially on the precipice of a national disaster, and I fear that the people in charge do not have a clue of its magnitude. When I was growing up, […]

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Wreaths Across America 2021

Wreaths Across America  From the web site: “Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,500 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.” Over the past few […]

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A Rock and a Hard Place

A rock and a hard place. I remember the first time I took the oath of enlistment. I was seventeen and very wet behind the ears. I knew about service because of my Dad and both grandfather’s experience in the World Wars. But as we repeated the words (inserting our own names at the appropriate […]

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The coming storm

Warning: If you don’t like posts about Patriotism, stop reading now.   I was taking inventory of my life in the last few days and here is what I think I found. First, I was born an American which means that because of decisions my ancestors made, I wasn’t born in Scotland, England, Ireland, Germany, […]

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