Category Archives: History

15 SEP 50

61 years ago, at a time when many professionals argued that amphibious landings were a thing of the past, MacArthur launched the Inchon landings.  Historical photos, and commentary can be found here. As long as there are coastlines to serve … Continue reading

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Enough Said

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Quote of The Day

I rarely do the QOTD thing that so many others do.  I like “motivators” and the images that go with them so much more.  However, this one I really appreciate. “Do the best you can, with what you have, where … Continue reading

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Today in 400 BC, the Battle of Thermopylae took place.  If you don’t know the story you should.  Read about it here: GO TELL THE SPARTANS

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Living up to the goals of this blog, and publishing whatever strikes an interest at the time… it’s time to bounce off to something completely different from normal.  Moving pictures from 1903 London.  One of my grandfathers was born in … Continue reading

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Independence Day 2011

235 years ago today, the Declaration of Independence was signed and published. A declaration of revolution, against the crown.  The beginning of a long war on our shores, and the birth of this Republic. Celebrate, the freedoms that our ancestors … Continue reading

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The Marine landings through out the Pacific in WWII are legendary. Being a Marine, I often put the landings in Europe in the backseat. They do not belong there. The beaches of Normandy, Salerno, Sicily, Calabria, Taranto all were pivotal … Continue reading

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It appears that the International Atomic Energy Agency agrees with what the world has assumed to be true for four years now. Well, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN’s nuclear watchdog agency has come out and said that it strongly thinks … Continue reading

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It Ought to be

A national holiday.  At least it should get as much attention as Elvis’ birthday. On May 26, 1907 Marion Robert Morrison came into the world in Winterset, Iowa. When he left on June 11, 1979 he was John Wayne, an … Continue reading

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Videos, The Internet, and Creativity

The internet is an amazing thing.  The blossoming of electronics, digital media, and the venue to publish has created opportunities for people to do things that they might never have had an opportunity to do in say the 1980’s. There … Continue reading

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