Monthly Archives: March 2018

Thanks to Insty!

Many thanks to Glenn Reynolds and Instapundit  for the blog plug!  I’ve been a fan of Insty since the early noughts, shortly after Glenn started blogging, and from my blog name you can see I liked the cut of his jib. … Continue reading

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Airplanes

Doesn’t matter if the hood is up for maintenance or if it’s dancing the skies “on laughter-silvered wings,” there’s just something about a plane. Spending the afternoon at Culpeper Airport with Joe “Reb” Edwards and his beautiful T-28 Trojan. Love … Continue reading

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It’s Always 1700 Somewhere: Jimmy Buffett Presented Navy’s Top Civilian Award – USNI Newspapers

We were in Key West back in ’89 or ’90 and were about to head home after a couple of weeks of air combat training. We were the last 2 jets to head north back to Oceana when the brief … Continue reading

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Blog Blogger Blogging

A new widget over on the right side bar lists my current (and expected to expand) blog roll.  These are blogs of shipmates, friends and blogs I read on a pretty regular basis, and with the increasing drawdown of my … Continue reading

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Navy Wings of Gold

Here are the Navy wings of gold that my dad wore, above, with mine below. The difference between them are that he was a naval aviator with the iconic single anchor on his wings, designating him a pilot, while I … Continue reading

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Art

Many of you know my dad passed away back in December. Among his many talents, and I call him a true Renaissance Man of so many talents, he had a true gift for art. He did this one drawing of … Continue reading

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Schooner America and USS Ronald Reagan, San Diego

From a visit to San Diego a few years ago, the replica of the schooner AMERICA sails past the US Navy aircraft carrier RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) on a particularly typical southern California day. The beautiful sail boat has a bit of … Continue reading

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Patriots in Poland

My special Polish correspondent, Anna, sends this note about the US and Poland signing an agreement that would see Patriot missile batteries going to Poland. This is a good thing, making stronger ties with those “old Europe” allies of ours … Continue reading

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And We’re Live!

I just put the “live” post up on Facebook. Hope this new/old site fits the bill and we can get some good posts and photos and discussion and opinion up. I really enjoyed the old blog and had a fair … Continue reading

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Awesome Radar Images

That Chinese space station will be coming down this weekend and a site in Germany is tracking it.  Incredible radar images of the beast as it circles the globe and gradually drops in altitude. Radar Images of Chinese Space Station … Continue reading

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