Category Archives: USA

Music Monday . . . . Steely Dan

Walter Becker, Steely Dan Guitarist, Dies at 67 This is the tribute letter written by Donald Fagan, the sole surviving creator  of the group. We liked a lot of the same things: jazz (from the twenties through the mid-sixties), W.C. … Continue reading

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Helping the Helpless

About two weeks ago, I saw Dunkirk  the story of  the Allied forces trapped on the beach in France  as sitting ducks for  German guns.  They were trapped with no hope or help in  sight because no  large ships were … Continue reading

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Texas Will Survive

Gloria Gaynor is dedicating a new version of the original survival anthem ‘I Will Survive’ to all her ‘neighbors in Texas’ who are enduring unprecedented flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Gaynor tweeted out ‘Texas Will Survive’ Wednesday evening with the … Continue reading

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They Gave Their Tomorrow For Our Today

This is photojournalism from Huff Post UK  with clever integration of  current photos and 70 year old shots from D-Day.               A German body lies where he fell in the street. Tourists on the … Continue reading

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Freedom Provides Choices

When people ask about the political situation in the United States during my lifetime, somewhere in my rambling reply is that nothing  can compare to to the Vietnam era especially 1968. The picture above is from the demonstration that turned … Continue reading

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French Legion of Honor Medal

The French government awards this highest French order of merit to living  Americans who fought in Normandy or the Rhineland.  Napoleon Bonaparte created the medal and award.   Two French officials flew from Paris  flew to be  in  Conneaut to … Continue reading

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D-Day Conneaut, Ohio

If you love history and want to learn more about this definitive battle of  WWII, I strongly recommend a visit.  In fact, we are going for our second year.  My friend Eric Montgomery, who was so  helpful in my journey … Continue reading

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