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 […]

Memoirs & Essays of the Vietnam War: 2ND EDITION

                                        Introduction   Last month’s article featuring a compilation of essays and memoirs of the Vietnam War was hugely popular, having been viewed by well over two thousand readers in less than one month. We also received dozens of kind compliments regarding the article, with many readers suggesting that we […]

Memoirs and Essays of the Vietnam War (Published in MWSA Dispatches Winter 2019)

                                           Introduction   This week’s story is a collection of memoirs and writings from a group of people who were involved in or affected by the Vietnam War, in some fashion. Many of the people are my personal friends and/or people I have become acquainted with through my writing. There are thousands of other […]

Future Articles…

Many readers have submitted suggestions regarding future blog articles. One suggestion several have made is my recommended readings on the Vietnam War. Another is a compilation of my favorite photographs from the war. And still others have requested a compilation of my favorite fishing trips.   At some point in the future I will post […]