In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

If you're here for the stories, I started another blog:

One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.

I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

While You're Toasting, Raise a Glass For Them Too

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, a raid was planned, executed and a few heroes changed the world. 

If you take away the politics of the days, the fact the world was involved in a great war and only leave those that manned the planes that performed the raid, you find the threads of the fabric that make the United States so great. The served, honored a country, and did so without any anticipation of glory.

The survivors have met for the last time and made their final salute from a special bottle of cognac.  I have no cognac, but I have some scotch. Here's to those that were part of the Doolittle Raid. Thank you for your service and may God bless.


  1. Thirty seconds that changed the war.

  2. And to make matters worse, Joe has been cussing through every news show today that shows Obuma saluting the troops.

  3. I can understand his anger. If I was in the military, I'd be insulted by the current Commander-In-Chief.

  4. What Ed said. The impact on the Japanese went far, far beyond the meager physical damage the bombers were able to inflict. It completely unnerved their military leadership's sense of invincibility, set in motion a series of events and counter deployments that directly resulted in their disastrous defeat at the Battle of Midway and the turning of the strategic initiative decisively in favor of America, and gave a huge morale boost to our armed forces that desperately needed good news after Pearl Harbor. Heroes, every last one of them, for performing and coming back (most of them) from what was very nearly a suicide mission.