Saturday, February 4, 2012
It is hard to believe one month of 2012 has past. It seems like yesterday we celebrated New Year's Day and here we are in the month of February and what is even most unusual is we really did not have a major snowstorm all month. While this may seem like an anomaly to most people, it really is not the first time we have had a practically snowless January. To add to it many have commented about how warm this January appeared to feel, but in actuality from what I read on some weather sites the temperatures really were not record setting although they were a bit warmer than usual.
Monday, January 30, 2012
I was sitting at home late last week watching some television when a friend called me excitedly to ask if I heard about the strange sounds in the sky. I had to admit the only strange sounds I heard up to that point was the cat racing through a darkened house late at night. He said, "No. On YouTube. Look up 'strange sounds in sky 2012'."
Saturday, January 21, 2012
In an unnecessary tragedy, the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia was run aground by its irresponsible captain last weekend resulting in numerous deaths as the ship capsized on the rocks off of the coast of Giglio, Italy.
News reports claim the captain, Francisco Schettino was showboating for a head waiter by veering off course to close to the island resulting in a 165 foot hole being ripped into the hull of the vessel by rocks in the shallow waters.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Time passes so quickly that we take it for granted until we reach meaningful milestones that bring that eternal march into perspective. I've learned that once children enter the picture those milestones seem to become even more significant.
It was 18 years ago on Christmas Eve that my friend Earl called me to share the news that his son was born. Two months ago that little one who is now a young man left for Navy basic training. Where do the years go?
Saturday, January 7, 2012
I hope everyone had a wonderful and warm 2010 Christmas and holiday season along with a safe and Happy New Year as we ushered in 2012.
This year brings with it excitement and hope as well as anticipation and probably for the superstitious among us a degree of trepidation. We look forward to Federal elections as well as the 2012 Presidential election.
For many this election is expected to be a critical one that will decide the long term direction in which our country continues or changes its bearings. Only time will tell.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
What do you believe?
Christmas is a magical time filled with cheer, good wishes and benevolent feelings toward others. We buy presents for each other and look forward to exchanging them with family and friends. We busily hustle about trying to prepare for holiday visits. We bake and cook and shop and eat. We schedule Christmas parties and buy presents to exchange, but do we ever stop to think about why?
Saturday, December 10, 2011
This past Wednesday was the seventieth anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Early on Sunday morning at 7:48 a.m. to be exact the first Japanese plans initiated Operation Al which before ending claimed the lives of 2,402 Americans with another 1,247 wounded. We lost four battleships, two destroyers and another ship while another dozen ships were damaged in the attack. In addition, the two aerial waves conduct by Japanese fighter pilots also destroyed almost two hundred airplanes.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
This column won't be for everyone, but if you wondered about ghosts and whether they truly exist, I want to share my first hand experience after 14 years of searching for your consideration.
Finally I have seen a true phantom as solid as the newspaper you are reading at least for a few seconds and I was not alone when it occurred. A friend was with me and saw the specter from a different angle and we have described it to each other on tape. If you don't believe, then you probably will want to stop now, otherwise join me because I want to share with you this event.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
I hope everyone had a pleasant Thanksgiving meal and the opportunity to spend time with loved ones. While we begin this holiday season, we should really pause and be sure to give thanks not only to all of those brave volunteers, men and women, in our military who are stationed all over the world to ensure its safety and tranquility, but we should also remember their loved ones.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Just when one thinks things will calm down this year, another scandal, political event or weather phenomenon seems to thrust itself into the forefront and eclipses everything prior to it. There seems to be no shortage of tragedy, but being that it is a few days before Thanksgiving, a time meant for giving thanks for the good things in our lives, I decided to share some stories to make you smile.