Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

  I recently returned to my first love in reading topics: history and biography. While fiction can be extremely enjoyable, especially when done well, I have always found the true, non-fiction stories of real people and events much more interesting. That return to true history results here in my latest book review. For the first … Continue reading Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

2017: the year that I lost my Dad – but in the end, not really

Mike, our Dad, and myself in the late 1960's The calendar is about to flip not only to the end of a month, but also to the end of another year. The end of December causes most of us to take a glance back at the events of the past year. As usual, this one … Continue reading 2017: the year that I lost my Dad – but in the end, not really

Donald Trump, Elizabeth Warren, and Pocahontas

  At the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump honored three members of the Navajo Nation (pic) who had helped America as "Code Talkers" during World War II. The Code Talkers were recruited to the United States Marine Corps during the war. They transmitted messages via radio using a code developed from their unique … Continue reading Donald Trump, Elizabeth Warren, and Pocahontas