A MOST INTERESTING MAN

A Retired Air Force MSgt Flight Engineer, who knew no strangers, and always had a joke to offer passed peacefully at the ripe age of 91 on Valetine’s Day. The etiology was cardiovascular compromise, which was ironic, considering his big empathetic heart for everybody he met. Dad lived long and traveled far. Early Valentine’s Day… Continue reading A MOST INTERESTING MAN

Dad’s Eulogy

His counsel; life lessons of guidance, to me, his son, was not one, of a hand on your shoulder, lean-in soothing admonishing erudition, but, one of forthright action. He was a resolute resident of the John Wayne, Gregory Peck generation, where the emphasis is/was on the demonstrable ‘walk’ of “walk the talk” expression. A man… Continue reading Dad’s Eulogy

Bibliomaniacs Running Amuck

  The last National Book Festival, which has a laudable 18 year history, was remarkable; the largest since its inception with 200,000 bibliophiles bustling, bumbling, and bumping into each other like bumper-cars in the corridors of Walter E. Washington Convention in proximity of the iconic Capitol. Nerdy, bespeckled bookworms writers were drawing rock n’ roll… Continue reading Bibliomaniacs Running Amuck

Two Christians’ Dialogue and Reflections With a Heathen

A couple of faith enlightened friends commented on my last posting; in which, I solicited a descriptive verification of the sacrosanct voice of the divine crafter of the universe. They basically inadvertently confirmed my cursory purview, that to pin down a definitive consecrated intonation, “the vocalization” of the Supreme Being, toga donning, hirsute hoary locks and… Continue reading Two Christians’ Dialogue and Reflections With a Heathen

Evangelicals Private Audience with The Omnipotent

When my, bless their little hearts, Evangelical friends have alluded to a personal conversation with God/s (the plurality is to entertain the Trinity concept that defies basic math and throws sand into the gears of logic to the assertion of monotheism–but– that in itself,  is another topic for a blog posting), back to the conversation… Continue reading Evangelicals Private Audience with The Omnipotent

The Dragon Hunter: The Sequel

While vacationing at Corolla, one of the northern barrier islands running parallel and inadvertently a buffer to the head butting waves of the Atlantic Ocean of the North Carolina eastern shores, I seredepitously happen onto a Wildlife Program being sponsored by the Outer Banks Center For Wildlife Education to introduce munchkins, you know, lil’ people;… Continue reading The Dragon Hunter: The Sequel

Walking by H.D. Thoreau

The trite phrase of “You can’t judge a book by its cover”— originally, the closing word was binding not cover and it was attributed to a 1944 edition of the African journal American speech—which, this svelte, modestly jacketed edition of Walking, it too, oratory in genesis, was a compilation of a mutating speech, whose maiden name… Continue reading Walking by H.D. Thoreau

My Grandson’s Sanctuary: Imagination

My grandson, Jackson, aka Jack, who, like all typical seven year olds has a fertile imagination; a virtual airport that entreats fantasies, which are not shackled to the reality of the basic laws of science—essentially, a free passport to air castles. The mere mention of castles, stone fortified mansions, residence of reigning regality, armored Knights… Continue reading My Grandson’s Sanctuary: Imagination

My Grandson’s Sanctuary: Imagination

My grandson, Jackson, aka Jack, who, like all typical seven year olds has a fertile imagination; a virtual airport that entreats fantasies, which are not shackled to the reality of the basic laws of science—essentially, a free passport to air castles. The mere mention of castles, stone fortified mansions, residence of reigning regality, armored Knights… Continue reading My Grandson’s Sanctuary: Imagination