Category Archives: Respect

Alcoholics Anonymous: a Look at Courage

By | December 30, 2021

[December 30, 2021]  The destruction that alcohol can wrought upon the human body and mind is telling from the lives destroyed.  Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship where people come together to solve their drinking problems.1  That’s it … simple mission and a reasonable success rate with a program that works. A good childhood friend often gives me advice… Read More »

Protecting the Afghans Who Helped Us [updated]

By | December 24, 2021

[December 24, 2021]  America’s bumbling withdrawal from Afghanistan will forever remain a stain on our nation’s history.  There are, however, honorable people today who are doing the right thing by helping protect many Afghans who assisted and helped us.  The private organization Ark Salus is doing the work necessary to help those who helped us. A small group… Read More »

Gun Show Visit and Good Time

By | December 20, 2021

[December 20, 2021]  This past weekend, my friend and I went to a Gun Show in Pennsylvania.  We had not been there in over a year; due to the COVID-19 scare.  We were interested in new gun products, prices, up-to-date changes in gun laws, yakking it up with gun “nuts,” and walking around to see what folks were… Read More »

Battle of the Bulge

By | December 18, 2021

[December 18, 2021]  This week begins the 77th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge.  For those who no longer study history, you cannot learn important lessons like courage, tenacity, flexibility, and honor.  This anniversary, perhaps, can begin you down the right path. The German name, for what became known as the Battle of the Bulge, was Operation… Read More »

Book Signing on a Range

By | December 12, 2021

[December 12, 2021] I had a book signing at my favorite local shooting locale this past Friday afternoon.  Range 129, located in the town next to mine, is a large, clean, family-run business; and it shows in their exemplary customer service.  The owners were kind enough to permit me to sell my books and bought a few, as… Read More »

Important Lessons from Pearl Harbor

By | December 7, 2021

[December 7, 2021]  Eighty years ago, a surprise attack on the U.S. base at Pearl Harbor brought a neutral United States into World War II.  Today, we read about the attack and see that America got caught wholly unprepared. Historian Roberta Wohlstetter tells us, in a thorough analysis of the surprise attack, that U.S. intelligence was, in fact,… Read More »

Who is Richard O’Kane?

By | November 25, 2021

[November 25, 2021]  If you were in the U.S. Navy, you just might have heard of Richard O’Kane.  More often called “Dick” O’Kane, he was one of the most courageous submariners of all time.  Why his name and story are rarely told is hard for me to explain.  It should be told.  His stories of attacks on Japanese… Read More »