Tag Archives: the

Vietnam

Vietnam

 

When I was drafted into the Army at age 25, I was working as a process engineer for Phillips Petroleum Company. I took a 95% cut in pay. However I was proud to serve my country and I learned some things and had some experiences that helped me in later life. This story provides a small sampling of those experiences. Continue reading

The Duck Hunt

The Duck Hunt

 

Trying to be a Good Samaritan sometimes gets you into situations for which there is no¬†easy solution and which may have repercussions on the samaritan. It’s complicated, so here’s the story. Continue reading

The Cooker

The Cooker

The Cooker

Some of my fondest memories occurred when my two daughters were very young. Also there we’re some memories that are not so good that were real learning experiences for both me and my daughters. The following memory falls into the learning experience category. Continue reading

Miscues and the Cuties

Miscues and the Cuties

Seniors can always find something interesting and fun to do. My wife and I helped start an exhibition clog team. Initially the goal was to get some much needed exercise and to entertain some of the special groups such as nursing homes in our free time, but it developed into to much more than that. I would encourage all seniors to get into some activities such as this as it will give you much enjoyment and you will love it. Here is our story. Continue reading

The Fred Shuffle

The Fred Shuffle

 

Have you ever felt like someone has stolen one of your creations and made a fortune off of it? This is exactly how my friend Gary and I felt, but I’m getting ahead of the story. Continue reading

Insights

Insights

 

As we plow through the joys and pains of our lives, we develop certain unwritten standards by which we live. Take the time to write them down and you’ll be surprised with what you come up with. Here’s some I wrote down a few years ago. Continue reading