Tweet Astute readers have probably figured out over the years that I’m a huge fan of our American military. I think it’s the last institution in America that trains young people to be competent adults; that gives people, young and old, meaning and purpose in a world that’s often defined by mindless materialism; that truly [...]
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Tweet In honor of Fleet Week (which starts Saturday in San Francisco), I have three Navy/Marine related stories to relate and I want to promote a few of my favorite Navy related blogs. Story 1: My daughter has started a new school and is making new friends. The other day, I met the Mom of [...]
Tweet Thanks to the kind auspices of the Navy League, for two years running now I’ve enjoyed hospitality from the local Coast Guard, as they’ve taken us out on the Bay to enjoy the Blue Angel fly overs. Without exception, the crew members we’ve met have been lovely — generous with their time, and very [...]
Tweet Courtesy of the Navy League, we spent several hours yesterday enjoying the hospitality of the crew of the USCG Cutter Pike, an 87′ Marine Protector Class Coastal Patrol Boat. In other words, we spent the afternoon on an active duty patrol boat. Rather than a chronogical recitation of a day that was basically very [...]
Tweet I did something great today — I relaxed. Okay, that’s not really all I did. I relaxed in a very special place. Along with my family, I spent time aboard the USCGC George Cobb (WLM 564), a Coast Guard Buoy Tender, which usually calls San Pedro, California its home. Fortunately for us, it came [...]