A potpourri of posts on a variety of topics, in other words, what’s currently on my mind.
- Memorial Day, 2023Every year, usually a day later, i create a post to, hopefully gracefully, honor heroes, warrior heroes. When writing columns for The Lebanon Democrat for just shy of ten years, i attempted to do the same in my Thursday column. i did not wish either to be sappy or overly patriotic, nor to be acknowledged … Continue reading Memorial Day, 2023
A curation of Murphy’s Law saying from over the years.
- The Rule of the RallyThe only way to make up for being lost is to make record time while you are lost.
Fairly self explanatory, from what I can remember that is.
- A Tale of the Sea and Me (For Sam) – part 7i finished this as Maureen and i are belatedly winging to Boston for a weekend in Newport, Rhode Island and with friends and family in Boston and Vermont, a tale unto itself. The last section of this post has been written about before, notably in my book Steel Decks and Glass Ceilings. But it is … Continue reading A Tale of the Sea and Me (For Sam) – part 7
Notes from the Southwest Corner
Selected columns written for the Lebanon, Tennessee Democrat newspaper from 2007 to 2017 about living in the Southest.
- Notes from the Southwest Corner – 011: ChangeThis was published around Christmas time quite a while ago, the day before 2008. i chose to publish it now, as it is in chronological order of the earlier efforts to recapture my time with my hometown newspaper. It also addresses change. Lebanon has changed since i wrote this column. It has grown. It is … Continue reading Notes from the Southwest Corner – 011: Change
Steel Decks and Glass Ceilings
Posts on the topic of the challenges and success of the deployment and integration of women into life aboard a Navy ship. This topic later became my book.
- Another Base Stolen from Yesteryear, IntroductionWhen i went on my journey last October, i titled my travel posts “Four Bases., Home Run Replay.” Silly title. Really silly now that i have touched another base. The reference, then and now, is a reference to baseball. It may have not been my most accomplished sport, but it was certainly the longest, even … Continue reading Another Base Stolen from Yesteryear, Introduction
A collection of children’s poems written for my grandchild.
- Willie Nod the Older and the Ugly Duck(ling)This one also hit me in the night. But i slept through, waking early in the morning and remembering. So i sat down to simply record the main thoughts. But it wouldn’t let go and i kept writing until just a few minutes ago. i hope you like it. Apologies to Hans Christian Anderson. Once … Continue reading Willie Nod the Older and the Ugly Duck(ling)
Posts on various topics about my life.
- Expectations, Dejection: San Diego Tradition, and Other Thoughts On Basketballi believe it was the Charles Barkley curse. San Diego State University lost to the University of Connecticut, 76-59, in the NCAA basketball tournament finals. Barkley had been negative about the Aztecs and did not pick them to win any game, or at least the ones when i caught him in the pre-game folderol, UNTIL … Continue reading Expectations, Dejection: San Diego Tradition, and Other Thoughts On Basketball
Short stories about a fictional town in Tennessee.
- Put Out to PasturePre-sales for my book Steel Decks and Glass and Glass Ceilings: A Navy Officer’s Memoir, and the announcement of the publishing date is imminent. This is a quiet, anxious time for me. My hopes are those who want to read it will buy it and enjoy it, perhaps even learn a bit from it, and … Continue reading Put Out to Pasture
Leadership columns written for the Lebanon Democrat from 2007 to 2012.
- Golf Ain’t Just About Hitting a Little White Ball In a HoleThere are good days…and then there are good days. This morning, after a wonderful anniversary dinner last night, i played golf. A little muggy with a high of 77. So i won’t whine or brag about weather in the Southwest corner. We had the usual great views of the Hotel Del Coronado, the majestic Point … Continue reading Golf Ain’t Just About Hitting a Little White Ball In a Hole