Memorial Day 2021

It’s Memorial Day weekend! I won’t keep you long as I’d like to spend this time with my family. But this is a holiday that serves as a day of remembrance for those who died in military service. And I can’t let the day pass without mentioning the five Marines in the picture. They lost …

“Do you want to fight?”

I’m currently reading American Ulysses, a phenomenal biography of Ulysses S. Grant written by Ronald C. White. This is the third or fourth such book I’ve read about Grant, but every time I seem to learn more and more about one of my favorite Americans! For instance when he lived in Galena, IL, White tells …

“It is difficult to say anything without saying too much…”

“It is difficult to say anything without saying too much: the attempt to say a few words opens a floodgate of excitement, the egoist and artist at once desires to say how the stuff has grown, what it is like, and what (he thinks) he means or is trying to represent by it all.” -J. …

Even Superman Gets Old

Good morning, readers! I just wanted to give another quick update on my dad. If you read my blog last month, you probably remember that my dad suffered a stroke and at the hospital was diagnosed with cancer in his left lung and kidney. He’s been doing well, but last week he suffered another stroke. …

A Birthday, A Shot, and a Milestone!

Happy Friday, readers! This has been a busy week. For starters, my son turned 3 years old! He’s getting so big and as I look at older pictures of him it’s hard to believe he was ever so small. We didn’t have a party for him yet, we’re waiting for different family members’ schedules to …

Lee vs Grant: Tactician vs Strategist

I’m not sure what exactly inspired this post for today, but I felt like doing it. If you’ve been around long enough, you’ll know I’m a bit of a US Civil War buff, and that I’m particularly passionate in defending Ulysses S. Grant against the endless slander and libel that has been thrown at him …

American Compass: A Published Essay!

Today’s post will be short, but I actually have some exciting news: I’m officially a “published writer” as of yesterday! American Compass published an essay I wrote for their website, you can check it out here! It’s a short article that briefly tells the tale of my adult life, starting with my time in the …

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