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Memorial Day: "To Take Increased Devotion..."

Major General John Logan

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

I detest the overly recreational and commercialized hype of how we Americans “celebrate” Memorial Day. It is a time for contemplation and remembering those who have given their last full measure of devotion to our country. 1,500 more words


Standing agape in an undivided current

Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life – John Muir

In our time, Ansel Adams gave us images of Yosemite that enlarged our concept of America. 616 more words

Updated* My Africa Memoir Hits A Milestone

Celebrate with me, my friends. I’ve just sent the manuscript for my Africa memoir Vaccines & Bayonets: Fighting Smallpox in Africa amid Tribalism, Terror and the Cold… 1,058 more words

On Writing My Memoir

The Siege of Vicksburg

May 25, 1863 – Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton offered Major General Ulysses S. Grant a truce, while President Jefferson Davis tried hurrying Confederate reinforcements and Federal army-navy forces began a siege. 1,507 more words


Plenty to do in Yosemite National Park

Our few days in Yosemite covered an array of activities, virtually all in the valley, which represents only about 1 per cent of the entire park. 864 more words