Amtrak Empire Builder, to the Pacific Northwest

                      Planning a great trip   Ann and I recently took a railway trip to the Pacific Northwest. We visited our friends George Dooley and his wife, Diane Neubert who live near the town of Sequim, Washington. You cannot become a citizen of Sequim until you learn how to pronounce it properly, which I have […]

One Ticket to Paradise!

                 The Best laid plans of Men & Mice…… Okay, just a short blog for this Father’s Day, in honor of my late father, who was a good father and a good man. An article in today’s Kenosha News about another man’s father story, caught my attention.   His father was a good man also, […]

Joe’s most popular blogs….

  Many visitors to my website have inquired as to which blog story has been the most popular. Since the website has been up for five years now, it would seem that the older blogs would have the most views, but that is not always the case. Some of these blog articles have also been […]

Runaway Train

  Our digs For a couple of years back in the day, I shared an apartment with my friend Don Booth. Don, was the brother of my best friend Jim Booth. Ours, the 2nd floor apartment of an old two flat, was owned by Jim and Don’s parents, and located at the corner of 63rd […]

Guest writer – Cat Thao Nguyen: We Are Here

                                            Introduction Cat Thao Nguyen is a Vietnamese author, currently living in Australia. Cat has written about her family’s harrowing journey from Vietnam to Australia in 1979, fleeing persecution from the communist regime. Her book We Are Here (Allen & Unwin) can be purchased on-line. The story originally was published in “The Australian”, Feb. 21, […]

Weapons of the Vietnam War

    Some of the more memorable weapons of the Vietnam War     The Vietnam War (the American War in Vietnam) ran on for many years. Primarily a guerilla type war, weapons of many kinds were employed by all belligerent parties during the long struggle in Southeast Asia. Though not intended to be all […]

Saint Vince

  The legend lives on     There’s an old Green Bay Packer story and it goes like this: A man dies, goes to heaven and upon arrival has his interview with St. Peter. “What do you like to do?” St. Pete inquires. The new arrival thinks about it. “Well, I’m a huge football fan […]

FarmersOnly.com

                                 Get You One!   As our society has become polarized these past several years it’s not surprising that match making services have also stratified, putting together peoples of a like mind set. Many of these match making services advertise on national television and the internet, having […]