Thursday, June 2, 2022

#ThrowbackThursday: 1 Year Ago - We’ve Come A Long Way, Baby

On this day in history:

edward-white-nasa-9457842193Edward H. White II became the first American to step outside his spacecraft and let go,

On June 3, 1965, 120 miles above the Earth, Major Edward H. White II opens the hatch of the Gemini 4 and steps out of the capsule, becoming the first American astronaut to walk in space. Attached to the craft by a 25-foot tether and controlling his movements with a hand-held oxygen jet-propulsion gun, White remained outside the capsule for just over 20 minutes.

Thanks to all the research and development in space, 56 years later we find ourselves able to wander about while still being able to communicate with each other untethered by phone cords…


only to find ourselves tethered to our phones in more insidious ways?

boys with phoes


6000Finding ourselves more alone together than ever

My 1965 teenaged self somehow thought our 21st century problems would be more interesting than our cellphones not being able to recognize our faces whilst they were swaddled in a face diaper.

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“Face Obstructed – Try removing anything that may be covering your face.” Always good advice.

We’ve come a long way, baby, but sometimes it just doesn’t seem like it.

Monday, May 30, 2022

Memorial Day 2022

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." —Winston Churchill

As we do on this day each year, we pause to remember the men and women who died fighting for our freedom.

We stand by humbly, gratefully, silently, to honor their sacrifice.


We remember…


We mourn for those lost…


And we mourn for those they’ve left behind

little boy with flag

As we reflect once again on the the steep price of freedom.

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By all means, enjoy your picnics, parades and celebrations today – it is a holiday after all. But do pause to remember and honor all the brave Americans across the centuries who have sacrificed their lives in the fight against tyrants, tyrannies and terrorists;


the enemies of freedom who will always be amongst us and will always be a threat to liberty. And God willing, America will always be there to vanquish freedom’s adversaries. 

  Wishing you all a tranquil, thoughtful Memorial Day.

Updated and Reposted from Memorial Day 2018