I am old enough to remember when Memorial Day was held on the 30th of May. When I was a kid, the ceremonies were large and very well attended. There was always a competition between communities to see who would have the lager parade or the more elaborate service. There were always men in uniforms […]Read More A day to remember
I was privileged today to be the keynote speaker for the opening of a Sea, Air and Land Challenge at a nearby High School. The invitation stated: The Sea Air and Land Challenge is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiative for high schools students. Supported by the Office of Naval Research and administered […]Read More Not a single moment of your lives…
Up until today it’s been all talk and lots of opinions. But today is different. I join many others in this great experiment called the American Republic by publicly beginning my candidacy for election to a public office. In this case, it is a candidate for Sewickley Township Supervisor. I have no delusions about what […]Read More A different kind of adventure – Public Office
This morning, a good friend and shipmate asked this question on Facebook: “Can you explain to me what the American Dream is? I fought for it for 21 years, but what is IT.” I had just finished my time on the treadmill and it struck me that I am living my American Dream. Here was […]Read More A Better Alternative: The American Dream
Why do old people move so slow? I am fully prepared to get blasted from both the young and the old that read this post. But as I pass another milestone in less than a month, the question has bothered me a bit and I have sought to find an answer. Perhaps it has puzzled […]Read More Why do older people move so slow???