Category Veterans

Rest In Peace, Ron…show the angels that mango swirl you do so well!


Defenders of the Free World…so to speak…

From the Goatlocker: Boy, that was a real downer… The Old Man coming on board and gathering all the animals topside, forward of the sail… Guys with steaming cups of coffee in ratty foul weather gear with the COB yelling, “Knock it off! Pipe down ladies… Knock it off… The Captain has an announcement… Settle […]

New Boss Doesn’t Seem To Be Same As The Old Boss…

I don’t think the next administration is going to be as obnoxiously ‘helpful’ to the American people as that of The Current Occupant. It has come to my attention that a significant number of appointees, in Cabinet and Advisory positions, are retired MARINES! Battlefield Marines – because that’s what Marines ARE. Their duty to our […]

Cheryl Duffy Pleuss

You left a space no one else will ever fill. I said goodbye to you in the same building where I met you. I have cried more today than in any day I can remember for a very long time. I love you, Sweetheart, and I’m not the only one. The world is better for […]


This is Love

My first stop this morning was Are We Lumberjacks. LJ is known for his humorous photos, photoshops, and Cute Baby Animal pictures. He finds some of the best, in my (seldom) humble opinion. Once in awhile, though, he gets my day started with a sense of gratitude and humility I wish I could maintain throughout […]

Ooh Rah! And thank you, Marine…you give me hope…

At the Golden Triangle Veterans Memorial park on Hwy 87 in Port Arthur, Texas on Monday May 28th (Memorial Day), 2012. My wife and I arrived at 2pm as the band began to play and the service started at 2:30pm. When we got there the pavilion was full but we were able to squeeze into […]