Archive for the History Category

Godspeed

Posted in Awesome, History with tags , , , , on December 8, 2016 by BrainRants

The last of America’s original seven astronauts, the first American to orbit Earth, and decorated war veteran John Glenn has departed on his final launch.  Godspeed, John Glenn.

America needs some new and real heroes 

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An Entirely New Awesome

Posted in Awesome, Best, Family, History with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 23, 2016 by BrainRants

I have a lucky streak going, and I know exactly what’s – rather who’s – responsible.  Precisely, it is the tiny Continue reading

Grab The Moon

Posted in Awesome, Family, History, WPLongform, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2015 by BrainRants

This post will be a lengthy one because I have a lot to recount here about my day, and word count or attention span for this event isn’t a factor.  Those are irrelevant by comparison. Continue reading

Memorial Day 2015

Posted in Army, Awesome, History, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2015 by BrainRants

american-flagI’ve ranted before about Memorial Day on this blog in a post here and another one here.  I wanted to do another this year, but I don’t like to recycle posts and there’s only so much glorification one can do, even for an important day like Memorial Day.  Today isn’t Memorial Day, but more on that later. Continue reading

Who Will Police Our Police?

Posted in History, Politics, Rant with tags , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2015 by BrainRants

I woke up today to headlines of Baltimore in flames.  A major American city needed more resources than the mayor could – or wanted to – provide, and the state Governor fell back on the National Guard.  My reaction?  A total lack of surprise. Continue reading

Reagan

Posted in Awesome, History with tags , , on February 6, 2015 by BrainRants

Happy 104th Birthday, President Reagan.

We miss you.

Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan

America Is Awesome

Posted in Awesome, History with tags , , , , , , on July 4, 2014 by BrainRants

I’m sitting here in a very echo-y, much-reduced version of my office.  The rest of my home – where I’ve lived for damn near seven years – is Continue reading