Category: History

Fort Christmas Follow Up

On February 9th, I put up a brief post with a few photos about my January visit to Fort Christmas Park, a “hidden gem” within the Orange County (Florida) parks system. When you visit any park, you’d expect to find some rec facilities, picnic… Continue Reading “Fort Christmas Follow Up”

Walt Disney’s Birthday

Some happy news: today is the birthday of Walt Disney. For me–and for so many others–that is, indeed, a cause for celebration. The world is a better place for Walt having come along. A mere 118 years ago, I might add. It’s also true… Continue Reading “Walt Disney’s Birthday”

The GOP and their NRA masters are in full panic mode

It was exactly one week ago that gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida. Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you no doubt know that seventeen students and teachers were killed and 14 more were taken… Continue Reading “The GOP and their NRA masters are in full panic mode”

So Where Did 2017 Go?

It’s a given that the farther we are along life’s path, the more time appears to accelerate. I’m thinking that most of this is a matter of perception. But it still comes as a bit of a shock that we’re in the waning moments… Continue Reading “So Where Did 2017 Go?”

What is Labor Day and Why Do Americans Celebrate It?

Monday, Sept 4, 2017 Ben writes: Let me wish all of you who work for a paycheck a happy–and very easy–Labor Day. Don’t forget that we stand on the shoulders of workers who fought–and sometimes died–to give us things like safe working conditions, a… Continue Reading “What is Labor Day and Why Do Americans Celebrate It?”

A Visit to the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum

I wanted to do something different with the time I had over the 4th of July weekend this year. I opted to visit the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum in the end even though I made the final choice at the moment I saw… Continue Reading “A Visit to the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum”

It’s June 1st and I Have No Idea How We Got Here

It’s a given that the farther we are along life’s path, the more time appears to accelerate. I’m thinking that most of this is a matter of perception. But it still blows ol’ Bulldog’s mind that June 1st is here. How did we get… Continue Reading “It’s June 1st and I Have No Idea How We Got Here”

John Glenn, Space Pioneer, Has Passed at 95

I did take note when Arnold Palmer passed back in September. Today the news is of another towering American icon: fighter pilot, Astronaut and former Senator John Glenn. We boomers who came of age in the ’60s followed his every exploit and idolized this… Continue Reading “John Glenn, Space Pioneer, Has Passed at 95”

PBS Story on the U.S.S. Oklahoma and Pearl Harbor Is Worth a Look

We marked the 76th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor yesterday. I saw an excellent PBS production focusing on the event from the point of view of the U.S.S. Oklahoma and her crew, specifically. It was certainly worth an hour of my… Continue Reading “PBS Story on the U.S.S. Oklahoma and Pearl Harbor Is Worth a Look”

It’s September 1st and I’m Thinking About…

It’s the first of September and I have some pleasant thoughts associated with this particular milestone in our annual journey. It means college football is about to start. That’s a marvelous thing. I look forward to it each year. It means that Labor Day… Continue Reading “It’s September 1st and I’m Thinking About…”