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Brand, Fangled, and New

The sun shines constantly on new vistas for those on the lookout, and even heavily-trodden paths.   I’ve lost count of the times I’ve read or listened to Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin series of historical novels without considering the origins of the ubiquitous nautical term, “starboard.” Essentially a 7,000-page sea saga of the Napoleonic era from the perspective of a British naval captain and his physician friend, much of the action in O’Brian’s novels takes place on ships, so references to “port” for “left,” and “starboard” for “right” are manifold. 617 more words

Sweet Dreams Daughter!

Thinking of My Girl so far away.  As a little girl she loved the old Disney Davy Crockett movies, don’t know how many VCR tapes we went through of the two movies.   25 more words

Life

Remember the Alamo!

I’ll write my adventure in San Antonio, Texas in two parts. This is a delayed post of my first journey to the Lone Star State. 581 more words

Travel

Spirit of the Alamo Lives On

In 1835, no one would have believed this small Catholic mission in southern Tejas, Mexico would play a pivotal role in the struggle for Texas independence. 740 more words

Travel

Dear Congress. . .

Dear Congress,

Over the last couple weeks, many have directed their opinions of the election toward the President-elect, the failed presidential candidate, and the media. I’ve chosen to address you. 374 more words

This Day in Disney History November 16th

1955-Television show Davy Crockett’s Keelboat Race starring Fess Parker, Buddy Ebson and Jeff York airs.

1969-Television show Varda, the Peregrine Falcon airs.

1986-Television movie The Leftovers… 76 more words

Disney

to be barking up the wrong tree

 

Fess Parker (1924-2010) wearing a coonskin cap in Walt Disney’s 1950s television series Davy Crockett – photograph: AP

 

 

MEANING

 

to be pursuing a mistaken or misguided line of thought or course of action… 912 more words

Literature