Category: Life

Lumps, bumps and triumphs along the Broad Highway


Clean jokes are hard to find, so I will share this one with you.

Q: What hops around, leaves colored eggs and makes you sleepy?

A: The Ether Bunny.

Yes, I know, the reference to ether shows my age. Oh, well…

Happy Easter, everyone.

The Conscientious Cooperator

Desmond Doss photo

A lot has happened since I posted this story about Desmond Doss back in 2012. Mel Gibson has directed a movie—Hacksaw Ridge—about Mr. Doss and his experience as a Combat Medic in World War II. The film is nominated for six Academy Awards this year and in six days the Oscar telecast will reveal who received the prestigious…

The Legacy of the U.S.S. Indianapolis

In 2012 I wrote a story about the U.S.S. Indianapolis delivering the components of the first atomic bomb to be used in warfare to the U.S.Army airbase in the Marshall Islands. The voyage from San Francisco to the islands was a success. The voyage home was a monumental disaster. Since my original post—inserted below—filmmaker, Sarah Vladic, has documented…

Allan G. Smorra

There have been some problems with a video link in my recent post, Piper. I have it working again if you care to go back and take a look at it.

Thanks for your patience,

A Guy Like You

“Tommy, how does a guy like you get to be a guy like you?” Norm took a long drink of beer and waited for the answer. Six of us were standing in the kitchen of an air-conditioned multimillion dollar South Florida condominium apartment. It was my first time at the legendary afternoon beer fest and…

Pay up, Sucka!

A new movie—titled The Accountant and starring Ben Affleck—is scheduled for release on October 14, 2016. In this film Ben Affleck plays a forensic accountant with a seemingly questionable clientele. Coincidentally, a movie by the same name was released in 2001 and won the Oscar for Best Short Film, Live Action in 2002. This film featured Walton Googles and…

Bright Light

Light Pollution: The alteration of natural light levels in the outdoor environment owing to artificial light sources. —Wikipedia Wikipedia goes on to say that, “By June of 2016, it was estimated that one third of the world’s population could no longer see the Milky Way, including 80% of Americans and 60% of Europeans…” This video takes an…

Catching Up to the Spaceman

On the 19th of this month Spaceman, a movie about Bill Lee, will be in the theaters. Enjoy this look back at one of my earlier posts about the time we saw Bill Lee play his final game of professional baseball. Spaceman Retires On Friday night, August 22, 2014, at Albert Park in San Rafael, California, the…

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