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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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Freud’s Last Session

I certainly am not qualified to write a critical review of any play or stage production, but I do know what I like and I do recognize excellence when I see it.  Last night, Patty and I went to the … Continue reading

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Philip Seymour Hoffman – Worst Decision Ever

Philip Seymour Hoffman – one of my favorite actors of all time. Gone. But….wasn’t heroin a controlled substance? An illegal drug? Doesn’t that make him a criminal for purchasing and using heroin? I’m mourning the loss of a criminal? And … Continue reading

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