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Newborn Spanish

The other day I was pleasantly reminded that my Spanish used to be around the level of “newborn” which for those of you taking language exams lands somewhere before A1… 793 more words

Teaching

Indian Chief (2001/02)

I was asked to paint this Indian chief as it was going off the road for some alterations and it was overdue a respray.

The owner wanted to keep the original colours, blue and white with a gold trim. 166 more words

Watershed

Dark and brooding

Clouds are gathering

Grey and menacing

Sinister

In their character

They wait…

Here’s hoping the train

Will out run their post

An airborne watershed… 6 more words

Poetry

Japanese WWII Vet Sees Trouble on the Horizon | Pacific Paratrooper

NAGANO, Japan — Kaname Harada was once a feared samurai of the sky, shooting down 19 Allied aircraft as a pilot of Japan’s legendary Zero fighter plane during World War II. 16 more words

20th Century

Smitty ~ Letter IV/ and POW/MIA day

Just two days out of San Francisco, CA, the dismal conditions aboard Smitty’s troop ship, heading southwest, took a turn for the worse.  The cool weather became stifling hot and humid.  523 more words

History

Japanese WWII Vet Sees Trouble on the Horizon

NAGANO, Japan — Kaname Harada was once a feared samurai of the sky, shooting down 19 Allied aircraft as a pilot of Japan’s legendary Zero fighter plane during World War II. 1,003 more words

History

WWII Veteran Travels To Teach History

I discovered this article and simply felt the day after 9/11 was perfect for repeating it.

Retired Army Air Corps Capt. Jerry Yellin is a man on a mission, and that mission is to speak to young people across America about World War II and the futility of war. 510 more words

History