A Child’s World through an Adult’s Eyes

If an alien species were to turn on the television or read the headlines of news articles for the past two weeks, then one would be under the impression that our planet was engaged in a bloody third world war. But then take a walk outside in the streets of Los Angeles or Seoul and […]

In Memoriam

Some of my readers may remember a previous blog post I did this past Veterans Day. Today we receive yet another day off from work and/or school for a different military holiday, Memorial Day. Now, one of the most common questions that one asks regarding these holidays is “What is the difference?” They seem as […]

How Quickly We Forget

  It has been almost one year to the day since the death of notorious Al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden. We (the American people) were promised that his capture/death would be the end of conflict and would usher in a new age of peace like that seen in the 1990’s after the fall of the […]

5 Branches Protecting the Tree of Freedom

Few people took notice for the reason we had a three day weekend and even fewer still did anything Friday relating to the holiday which gave us this weekend. This past Friday the nation, or at least some of it, “celebrated” Veterans Day. I put the word celebrated in quotations because to me is not […]

Gay WWII Vet Gets Justice

67 years after being discharged from the United States Military in 1944 for being gay, Melvin Dwork is having his record cleared. The military is changing his discharge status from “undesirable” to “honorable”.  This allows him to receive full medical benefits and to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Both of these benefits come at […]