2019 is the Centennial of the American Legion. But did you know that there was another organization that claimed that name first? Not only that, but one of the founders of that earlier group was a Roosevelt too. Only this time, it was Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, former President of the United States of America. […]Read More The First American Legion and the Preparedness Day Bombing of 1916
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???