Tag Archives: war

Whatever Is Excellent Or Praiseworthy

I find it very disturbing at times, upsetting to say the least, when I spend too much time being cynical about what’s happening around me: Politics, evil and corrupt world leaders, the media frenzy to cover every upset and conflict, … Continue reading

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The Post (my review)

As I continue to catch up with the Oscar nominated films, I saw The Post yesterday starring Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bob Odenkirk(Better Call Saul) and directed by Steven Spielberg. You just can’t lose with that cast! The film is … Continue reading

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Reading List: The Last Lion

I am truly enjoying The Last Lion, a biography about Winston Churchill covering the years of 1940-1965. There are so many parallels to our current state of world affairs. In that regard, its easier to take a less emotional look … Continue reading

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Historical Throwback Thursday

Here’s a historical throwback for Thursday. This is a photo of my grandfather, Earl F. Brodd (right, standing next to fuselage) from about 1920. He was a flight instructor during World War I. After the war, he and his student, … Continue reading

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Hardcore History

Dan Carlin’s “Hardcore History” is an absolute must for any history lover. I’m just finishing up 5 podcasts (over 15 hours!) on World War 1 titled Blueprint for Armageddon. I did the series on Genghis Khan too. They’re free on … Continue reading

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Give Peace A Chance

John Lennon’s Gibson J160-E guitar on display at Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The guitar features carvings of John Lennon and Yoko Ono to commemorate their Amsterdam and Montreal bed-ins in 1969. See more at: http://rockhall.com/blog/post/6638_today-in-rock-john-lennon-birthday/#sthash.7CTR21Yb.dpuf

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B-17 Flying Fortress at Sugar Land Airport

We had a B-17 Flying Fortress visit our airport last week as part of a promotional event for the local flying school.  This B-17 is a beautiful restoration by the Texas Raiders group and has been used in many air … Continue reading

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