Monthly Archives: March 2017

March 31, 2017 – And…they’re safe!

Well, we made it to Cooperstown safe and sound.  The day started with a torrential drizzle in Harrisburg, PA, the de facto home of the state structure, the pothole.  As we made our way to America’s oldest, continuously-operating brewery, Yuengling, … Continue reading

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March 30, 2017 – On the Road Again

The next four days will be a joint effort between the three of us, because we are all travelling together to Cooperstown, NY, to visit the baseball Hall of Fame.  We started this guys getaway last year after many years … Continue reading

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Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better

That famous Irving Berlin song was first sung in 1946 by Ethel Merman and Frank Butler in the musical Annie Get Your Gun, but I thought about it tonight while watching NBC News with Lester Holt. The thought was prompted … Continue reading

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Wanted: Intepreters

The initial connection between we three authors was our assignment to the On-Site Inspection Agency (now an activity under the Defense Threat Reduction Agency) as Russian interpreters. As a fellow author previously noted, we worked during interesting times which allowed … Continue reading

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March 26, 2017 – Moscow Memories

It has been almost 17 years since we left Moscow – and since the weather today is rather gloomy – I thought I’d share a few Moscow memories. Getting to Moscow had its share of unique problems.  The blizzard of … Continue reading

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March 25, 2017 – Perseverance

This post will build on one written  Thursday by one of my fellow Dads and best friends.  Almost on cue yesterday, I was asked by a person I was mentoring what I considered one of the most sought after traits … Continue reading

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March 24, 2017 – Mental Toughness

I have been fighting either the flu or allergies for the past week and it has progressively gotten worse.  As I was putting this post together though, I remembered how two of my favorite sports figures had arguably their greatest … Continue reading

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March 23, 2017 – No Substitute for Hard Work

It is a daunting task writing this blog.  The three of us have remarked several times that there are a number of challenges we each struggle with.  First, it is hard to follow the other co-authors, because the writing is … Continue reading

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Rock and Roll Music (Attention: This is an interactive post)

Sadly, Chuck Berry died two days ago. Although I never owned any of his records (45, album, cassette, CD or streaming), I’ve always been an armchair fan of his. His music is iconic and his personality so charismatic. It’s been … Continue reading

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Hopes and Dreams (Part 1)

I can’t tell you how many times I hear someone refer to their hope in a certain situation only to have some wiseacre retort, “Hope is not a plan.” Now I’m not saying that it’s okay to simply hope something … Continue reading

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