Category: Life Stories

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Could Go Wrong Here??

  We are the authors of our own disasters. ~Latin proverb   Over the years, mankind has been victimized by various disasters and unfortunate incidents, many of which have been self-inflicted. Some of these are rather humorous, while others, unfortunately, are not.  We’ll look at a few of each.     An Air Disaster Waiting […]

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 […]