Having just wrapped-up The Wright Brothers by one of my favorite authors, David McCullough, many parallels stood out between Orville, Wilbur and myself, as the movement of our family during my formative years followed the path of the Wright family.Continue reading
Ominous red orb
o’er the horizon looming,
a warm autumn night.
A very cool, very appreciated BDay gift from my Alma Mater, Ball State University.
Thanks Charlie! Chirp! Chirp!
One Summer weekend in the early 1980s while I was attending Summer session, Dad, Sharon (step-mother), Kim (sister) and I, ventured to Hueston Woods, a State Park located just east of the Indiana/Ohio state line near College Corner. The park is 5 miles north of Oxford, Ohio, the home of Miami University of Ohio, one of the nation’s oldest public institutions of higher learning.Continue reading
Reflecting back on those times when my response of “Aw Mom!” to what was then considered nagging, would often be replied with, “Someday you’re going to miss your Mother!”Continue reading
Indiana is known mostly for basketball, corn, the Autumn scenery in the
rolling hills of the southern part of the state, the billowing steel mills in the northwestern region, its seemingly unending railroad tracks and the Indy 500. Until recently reading H.L. Mencken on American Literature, I had associated the state with only a few authors of note, namely Lew Wallace, Kurt Vonnegut and perhaps the most identifiable with the state of Indiana, James Whitcomb Riley.
Admiral William McRaven, commander of U.S. Special Operations and a University of Texas alumni, delivered UT’s Commencement address in Austin on May 17th, 2014. A Navy SEAL for 36 years, McRaven reflected on his Basic SEAL training, culling out the 10 most important lessons learned during that training, and describing how by adhering to those lessons, one person can “change the world.”Continue reading