Category Archives: Vietnam

Monday Musings: Oops! I did it again!

If the title of this piece has you humming a Britney Spears song for the rest of the day, good! I wish I’d had it running through my head the other day when I did something I promised myself I … Continue reading

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More Than a Name

The original version of this was posted in May 2020. David Charles Marshall Jackson was his name. The poor kid was named after his great-grandfather, grandfather, and father. That’s the price one pays to be the second son whose older … Continue reading

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Memorially Speaking*

I have been hard-pressed not to editorialize over Memorial Day this year. Instead, let me say simply it is a holiday with a disputed history and an often misunderstood focus. Currently, we designate the last Monday in May as Memorial … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: The Joy of Camping

I, and a slew of other bloggers, were challenged to write something based on the question, “Have you ever been camping?” My first reaction was to go on about my business of the day and see if anything more exciting … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Counting Rivets

This week for Friday Follies, I’m revisiting early 1969. For some of you, that is ancient history. For others, it is time they’d rather forget. For me, it was a time of challenge, personal growth, and a touch of stupidity … Continue reading

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How are you brave?

Wow! Bloganuary 2023, day 2, and we’re supposed to write about how we’re brave. Does that mean fearless? Or are we talking about how colorful we are? After all, the second definition for the term brave at Merriam-Webster.com is colorful. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Saga: Dealing with the Dark Side

If you read Finding the Value, Unforgotten Gift, and Cops, Kids, and Bicycles, you may have too much time on your hands. Hopefully, that is not the case, and you are hanging in to see if I have something intelligent … Continue reading

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Battle Scars, Revisited

I shared “Battle Scars” in 2017. Its introduction states that it was not the original post intended for Veterans Day that year. I never published that piece, and it may never be published in its entirety. It hits too close … Continue reading

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Soldiers: Then, Now, and Forever

Today, May 30, 2022, we have a twofer. The traditional Memorial Day and the last day of a Congress-crafted three-day weekend fall on the same day. For most folks, that makes little difference. For those who have a personal reason … Continue reading

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Run Silent, Run Deep: Revisited*

The title of this piece may ring a bell with Baby Boomers and their parents. “Run Silent, Run Deep” was a classic war film from 1958 starring two of the country’s hottest male stars. The title comes from the submarine … Continue reading

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