Visits to Joe’s Website; by Country

This table reflects Joe’s website visitors by country; from highest to lowest. The United States, quite naturally is 1st, currently providing about 90% of Joe’s visitors. China, at second, provides about 10% of the visitors to Joe’s website. The current trend shows countries outside of the United States picking up a greater % of the […]

Women of War; Women of Courage….

This article touches on the role that female warriors have played throughout history, culminating with the United States War in Vietnam, and a brief discussion on women in today’s military. The article covers some of the more noted women of battle over the centuries and goes over some specific accounts of female fighters during the […]

Soldiers of God…

“Some people regard the meek man as one who will not put up a fight for anything but will let others run over him… In fact from human experience we know that to accomplish anything good a person must make an effort; and making an effort is putting up a fight against the obstacles.”   ~Father […]

Rumor Has It…………..

Years ago while in Air Force basic training at Amarillo Air Force base in Amarillo, Texas one of the classroom subjects we were tasked with mastering was titled “Rumors and Propaganda”. The instructors infused us with a sense of conspiracy; identifying the many different forces tasked with converting recruits fresh out of basic training into […]

Veterans Day

As we approach Veteran’s Day, 2017, I am in remembrance of events from Veteran’s Days past. As a Vietnam War Veteran, author and public speaker, I have been honored to address many different groups on and around Veteran’s Day each year. This year on Veteran’s Day I will be signing books at the Veteran’s Art […]

Ma & Pa Kettle

Whenever autumn arrives my thoughts turn to pheasant hunting; one of my favorite activities throughout the years. My best friend Jim and I hunted and fished together for many years, until he passed away unexpectedly two years ago. Over the years we had many fine adventures in the woods and water. We started hunting in […]

Maybe we’re First!

The other night on cable I watched a science documentary (Wrestling wasn’t on yet) which discussed the possibility of there being other intelligent life forms in our universe. (I’ll try not to go overboard on the intelligent life form humor) One segment of the show involved a husband and wife team, both scientists, who have […]

Smelt Fishing in Old Kenosha

I’ve gotten some very nice emails and notes regarding my perch fishing story in “Our Wisconsin” magazine. The story, which is also on my blog, recalls those “good old” days on Lake Michigan when we used to catch buckets of yellow perch throughout the spring and summer. Those days, unfortunately, are long gone as Alewives, […]