Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

A General Mattis Christmas Story

A General Mattis Christmas Story

A friend of mine had this on Facebook today. It gives one a bit of an insight to the character of General Mattis.
I understand why those Marines who served under him feel the way they do.

07003

Saturday, December 03, 2016

3 December 1937 - This Day in Aviation


3 December 1937 - This Day in Aviation

"3 December 1937: Jackie Cochran flew a Seversky SEV-2S Executive, NR18Y, a variant of the AP-7, from Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, New York to Miami in 4 hours, 12 minutes, 27.2 seconds.
On the same day, Александр Николаевич Прокофьев-Северский (Alexander Nikolaievich Prokofiev de Seversky), the airplane’s designer, flew a second AP-7-type airplane from New York to Havana, Cuba, in 5 hours, 3 minutes, 5 seconds."
Jackie Cochran (State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory)
Jackie Cochran in the cockpit of the Seversky SEV-2S Executive, NR18Y. Note the passenger windows below and behind the cockpit. (San Diego Air and Space Museum Archives)
Jackie Cochran in the cockpit of the Seversky SEV-2S Executive, NR18Y. Note the passenger windows below and behind the cockpit. (San Diego Air and Space Museum Archives)
I was browsing This Day in Aviation and came across this gem. I like that airplane.
Jackie Cochran was a pilot's pilot.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

A thought for the day.....Mike Rowe wonders why we give federal money to colleges who refuse to fly the American flag – TheBlaze

This definitely makes one go hmmm.

Mike Rowe wonders why we give federal money to colleges who refuse to fly the American flag – TheBlaze

Mike Rowe wonders why we give federal money to colleges who refuse to fly the American flagd

The Facebook page of former host of Dirty Jobs Mike Rowe is always an interesting place to stop by for solid opinions and “folksy wisdom,” as one Daily Dot writer put it. As he was posting his latest episode of “Hot Under the Blue Collar,” Rowe wanted to wonder out loud — or in text as it were — about something interesting he had seen while channel surfing.
As he was flipping through the channels, he came across images of college students burning the American flag, and making remarks about how Old Glory made some of them “fearful,” and others “disgusted.” He then recalled how President of Hampshire University Jonathan Lash had recently taken down the American flag because students expressed “fear and discomfort.”

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

Iron Maiden - Paschendale Lyrics



Paschendale.................Everyone remembers Verdun and The Somme. Few remember Paschendale. The Canadians remember.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, Veterans Day

It's that time of year again................................
All three terms in the title are appropriate to when one grew up and where.

Part of my growing up was in Alberta, Canada and I use Remembrance Day and Veterans Day interchangeably.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

A Life It's Ownself Post

Went to the family doctor Wednesday about my acute weight loss. 26 pounds in 15 months.
Referrals are being sent to Tricare for a scan from the neck to the groin and a colonoscopy.
I'm due for the scope anyway.
He used the term "tumor hunt" in the conversation.
Trying to deal with that.......

Friday, October 21, 2016

Beer and Cigar Blogging

I haven't done this in a long time.........................
The situation is now remedied.............................
After I fueled the Titan at the Edwards AFB Shopette, I went inside to get a few things and lo and behold, they had a small variety of decent cigars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After getting home to Casa de Sharon y Glenn, I spent a little time on the front verandah as Buck would say.





I also got a sort of decent shot of the half moon in a bright blue desert sky!



Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Just Because

Pessimist sees a dark tunnel; Optimist, the light at the end; a realist sees a freight train coming; Conductor sees some idiot on the tracks

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)