They brought back feel good memories

First was media posts of Helen Reddy passing. I scurried onto YouTube to find a few of her hit songs back in the day, because while I wasn’t a particular follower of her work, her work was a very memorable part of my early teen/post childhood times. And with my way of having memories tied to soundtracks, her music surely brought many flooding back.…

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Kobe Bryant and daughter die in helicopter crash!

A shocking news headline popped up on my phone this morning. Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash today. His 13-year old daughter Gianna was also on-board and 4 others.

I’m not much of an NBA fan, but still, Kobe was a big name that went beyond basketball enthusiasts. What bit of NBA sports I did watch during his tenure had to do with watching the greats play, of which he was one.…

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President George H.W. Bush

President George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the united States, died on Nov 30, 2018.

I was in uniform when he was Vice President, and then elected President. That was the era of the Panama invasion and the Gulf War (Desert shield/Desert Storm). He was at the helm for both. He, as of today, was the last of the war hero presidents who served on active duty, and he saw combat.…

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Aloha and Adios Sen John McCain

Sen McCain, I mourn your passing today. You have always represented the best of the best in government, exemplifying the utmost in integrity in all you did, in undeniable honesty to our country, to yourself, in all you did. You are the last of a breed of statesmen of whom I looked up to, applauded, and respected. As an Army retiree who enlisted during the cold war, I looked upon you as a hero always.…

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Chuck Berry has left the building

Sad news today about Chuck Berry passing. He had a lot of hits in his 5+ decades career. One hit in particular brings back memories of childhood/pre-teen days for me… 7th grade memories in particular. Walking to class between buildings at Agueda. Riding the bus to and from school. That carefree feeling and attitude as I began exploring life in general beyond my own neighborhood.…

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