I just wanted to take a minute to wish all a Happy Memorial Day Weekend, and a safe one as well.
And while your at it, take a minute to remember the veterans of of our military forces past and present, and those men and women currently serving. Find a second or two to think of those who didn't make it back to "The World".
It's about more than just the unofficial beginning of summer.
Pictured above, the real John Basilone, Eugene Sledge, and Robert Leckie, the men who's lives were central to The Pacific. I have a chapter or two to go on Leckie's memoir Helmet For My Pillow- the man was an incredible writer, with a facility of language that was a gift from God. I hope to finish it over the weekend, and I'll give you a review as soon as I do.
And then I'll start Sledge's With The Old Breed....both were a birthday gift (of sorts) from my niece.
Enjoy the weekend....I'll talk to you in a day or so.
Real journalists continue to lose their jobs as newspapers cut staff in record numbers. And while this is happening hucksters like Glenn Bec...
Eric LeGrand was paralyzed in the Rutgers- Army football game. To send Eric a "Get Well" message click his photo.
Eric LeGrand BELIEVE Fund
Click the picture for more information on the Eric LeGrand BELIEVE Fund, established for the longterm care and rehabilitation of this seriously injured Rutgers Football player. Thank You!
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Its called "Useless Trivia and Mindless Rants". That's because I adhere to the principle that you can't please everyone, nor should you try to please everyone....so before anyone else rips this blog for being a waste of time or having faulty logic, I thought I'd beat them to the punch, and zing just a bit of self deprecating humor into the title....hey, some people think that's an endearing quality.
Seriously....I hope to entertain and maybe inform, and even teach the reader about a few subjects. And don't be alarmed by the political trappings you may see here. I'm upfront about my political beliefs and affiliations, but I don't wear my politics on my sleeve, and have and always will refuse to be locked into a rigid dogma. This is not really a political blog; its just disguised as one.
My model is probably CBS SUNDAY MORNING, a magazine format. I'll talk about news, sports, TV and films, about music, literature and pop culture, and about the famous and the infamous....and about some people who are out there trying to make a difference in a world that seems to get just a little tougher everyday.
Oh yes...there will be some politics as well.
So pour a cup of coffee, cut a piece of cheesecake.....and stick around for a few minutes.
Occupation- If you believe my conservative friends, I'm a pinko commie socialist out to destroy the very fabric of America's core beliefs.
Liberals think I'm an old school moderate Democrat, and that a guy my age needs to get his hair cut more often.
Just put away that broad brush....
I'm just a "Blue Jersey Guy" who happens to "Bleed Scarlet".