Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

December 7, 1941. 75 years ago.

If you meet a Pearl Harbor vet, thank ’em. They’re pretty rare (an 18 year old then would be 93 now…).

Thanks to our Pearl Harbor vets.


Happy Birthday to the USMC!

SemperFi I post this every year, and I still enjoy it... … [Continue reading]

Steven DenBeste 1952-2016

I cannot say I knew anything of the man except from his writing in the early days of blogging, and it was usually terrific ( i never got the Animae, but to each his own). The USS Clueless was his vessel, and ironic title given how he had a pretty … [Continue reading]

15 Years in.

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ABEM and their new POS TOS

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A guest post! (Finally, a use for my blog)! So there I was, just cruising the Internet, when I thought to myself, "Jeepers! It's about time I checked on my ABEM Maintenance of Certification status! Golly, I might be late for the latest … [Continue reading]

ZDoggMD

Seriously, make sure you're following him! Because of beautes like this: https://youtu.be/jV9RyXQyQ7Q … [Continue reading]

Memorial Day, 2016

Happy Memorial Day, which, per US Memorial Day.org, is defined as Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. You can't thank them but you can thank their families, and … [Continue reading]

Blog Birthday? Nearly missed it!

So, I still have the blog, though those of you in the know are following me over on Twitter where my writing and attention span really shine in 140 characters. Still in a weird place professionally, in that 'things are happening' and yet writing … [Continue reading]

Ammunition and the Firefighter

It's about 4 years old, but I think most haven't seen this by SAAMI, the sporting arms and ammunition manufacturer's institute: It's 25 minutes but it's informative and entertaining (though it's a little hard to watch all that ammo being … [Continue reading]

Yes, the VA is without doubt the model for American healthcare

Well, let's consider their actual track record: Shot: The Pentagon reported Friday that 265 active-duty service members killed themselves last year, continuing a trend of unusually high suicide rates that have plagued the U.S. military for at least … [Continue reading]

How long do condiments last?

Some good info here: Honey, salt, sugar: Indefinite Tabasco sauce, pepper, vinegar: 3-4 years Jelly in plastic tubs: 2-3 years Olive oil, parmesan cheese, taco sauce, mustard, soy sauce: 1-2 years Mayonnaise, relish, barbecue sauce, … [Continue reading]

ZDogg sings about stroke

It's good! Follow him on twitter, @ZDoggMD or at this blog ZDoggMD.com … [Continue reading]

Pearl Harbor Day

December 7, 1941. 74 years ago. If you meet a Pearl Harbor vet, thank 'em. They're pretty rare (an 18 year old then would be 92 now...). Thanks to our Pearl Harbor vets. … [Continue reading]

Happy Birthday, Marines!

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Happy Birthday to our youngest, latest in a series (and an Aunt!)

Happy Birthday, sweetheart! We wish you all the best. Here's a nice throwback birthday post: We love you a lot! Your life has progressed in the last seven years (see the following post), we've been happy to have raised you (so far), and we wish … [Continue reading]