Poco leader and guitarist suffered a fatal heart attack yesterday. He was 75 years old and was in the band for more than 50 years. Poco went through many iterations through the years with Rusty being the only original member to play the entire with every version. Rusty came close to retirement back in 2013, … More Rusty Young Remembered
I wrote a blog back in 2019 hoping for justice for journalist Jamal Khashoggi. It did not happen. The Trump Administration put his relationship, and arms business, with the Saudi Royal family, ahead of truth and justice. Jamal Khashoggi was brutally murdered and only the fall guys have been punished. The rich and powerful literary … More Justice for Jamal Khashoggi
He died last week after a battle with cancer. Limbaugh was a polarizing individual. That’s an understatement. You either loved him or hated him, no middle ground. In addition, he was rich and famous. Let me be upfront, I did not care for the man, definitely not a fan. This is not a blog to … More Rush Limbaugh: Why Was He Famous?
Bing West was recently profiled on CBS Sunday Morning. The author of a series of books on Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, West is a Marine combat veteran and later served in the Defense Department. He was imbedded with troops in various war zones, including Afghanistan, which is the backdrop for One Million Steps. The opposite … More One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon At War
We all know and care about people at or near the end of their lives. Maybe the closer each of us gets to our own end, the more aware we are of those in our lives who are arriving there. These are not just statistics, but family members and friends, real people, real stories, real … More The End of Time (a poem)
Your drink of choice with your last meal. A splash of pooling pump water; fusion, not stirred. Feel that burn in the back of your throat as it melts down to your DNA. I believe the earth is warming, mostly from man-made activities and decisions. The results of this activity is not normal and not … More Enjoy a Chernobyl Chaser
More than once we hear that someone has died alone. The awfulness of that is chilling to the bone. A news report brought this to my attention, a Vietnam Veteran with no family and few friends, left this life with no one noticing, no one to care. According to the story, 77-year-old Peter Turnpu, of … More Not Alone