Spent most of our time at the Museum of Natural History.
May 20, and our grandson John’s first trip to Oklahoma.
Left Richmond on Saturday, Aug. 10, at 7:10am EST, arrived Merida 6:15pm CST. We were in a DC-9 to Miami, and will try to avoid that model plane from now on–very noisy.
Ate Saturday evening at La Bella, just appetizers.
Sunday – FiestaContinue reading →
General Patton and WW II were made for each other. Only a great war could bring out the special abilities of this great hero. Even the Russians and Germans respected him. And the Russians hated him. In fact, there were several strange incidents that led Patton to believe he was targeted for assassination, including the suspicious incidents surround his death.
Anyway, this story is largely about WW II, and Patton’s path through it. And what a great path it was. After capturing the town of Trien from German occupation, he was sent a message telling him to avoid the town, as it would take a force of four divisions to take it. Patton responded that he had already taken it with two divisions, followed by ” what am I supposed to do, give it back?”Continue reading →
Japan invaded French Indonesia in 1940, leading FDR to embargoed the sale of all oil to Japan, with Great Britain following suit. This led to Japan invading other countries, like the Phllippines, in order to secure their natural resources
The only thing that could stop it continuing conquests was the US and its navy, which led to the plan to attack the US fleet stationed at Pearl Harbor.
Tojo, the Prime Minister, lobbied the emperor, Hirohito, to approve the plan, and eventually, he did.Continue reading →
As you can guess, the title is the theme of this movie, and it delivers. While predictable to some extent, the journey is not–a beautiful woman out for a fun filled week with her boyfriend is transformed into a mean, mean, vegeance machine. The imagery and action are top notch. And LOTS of blood. No female nudity, some male, suggestive sex, but no actual sex.
Megan found a beautiful spot for the ceremony, in of all places, Farmville. But, it was a good choice–the setting was on a small lake, with a deck on the water for the wedding.
Megan was led down the aisle by her two brothers, John and Mason. Her nephew, Tristan, was the ring bearer. Amelia was the backup ring bearer, but Tristan performed flawlessly.
Dylan’s final game was quite an achievement–they beat the same team that destroyed them in the previous matchup. Well, the coach had a game plan for the rematch–a full court press the entire game. And it worked–the other team was so flustered, they started making turnovers. It was very gratifying to see this plan unfold–and Dylan contributed two points to his team’s victory.
I was talking to one of my cousins the other day about traveling to Spain, where she lives. I wanted to refer her to one of my blog posts about visiting Spain, when I realized I hadn’t posted it–for 19 years. Fortunately, I still had my written notes, so I quickly posted it. Then, I started wondering–if I wanted to browse all the posts I made in a certain year, in this case, 1999, I wouldn’t find it, because for one: the native WordPress search doesn’t search by metadata; and two, I had no field to search for the event date. So, even if I could search by metadata, a search for 1999 wouldn’t pick it up, because I posted in in 2018.
I haven’t read the book yet, but Kayela and I went to his book signing in DC last night. In addition to giving us a preview of where humanity is headed, it turns out that Kaku is a very good speaker. He never faltered, never paused (except dramatically), and threw in a good bit of humor. Especially at the end, when a young student asked him if he “made it all up.” Which, he admitted, he did, to a certain extent. His projections were made from interviewing 300 scientists. But, it still got a good laugh.