— by Brian Shul, Retired SR-71 Pilot “What was the slowest you ever flew the Blackbird?” An article in “Plane and Pilot” Magazine As a former SR-71 pilot, and a professional keynote speaker, the question I’m most often asked is “How fast would that SR-71 fly?” I can be assured …Read More »
Cinco de Mayo, or the 5th of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican Army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day, which falls on Tuesday, May 5 in 2020, is also known as Battle of …Read More »
A retired officer with the Atlanta Police Department used part of her stimulus check to help one of her favorite local restaurants. Retired Sgt. Carrie Mills recently ordered take-out from her favorite restaurant in Forest Park, Dai Loi. The order of spring rolls came to $6.21, but it is Mills’ tip that left …Read More »
American Music History… when Irving Berlin’s famous, patriotic song, “God Bless America,” was first introduced and sung by Kate Smith — Author Unknown Frank Sinatra, the most famous Crooner in history, considered Kate Smith to be the best singer of her time. He said when he and a million other …Read More »
Dr. Sarosh Ashraf Janjua is praising a Minnesota State Trooper, who stopped her for speeding on I-35, but gave her N95 coronavirus masks instead of a ticket. The good doctor thanked State Trooper Brian J Schwartz for his act of kindness amid the coronavirus pandemic in her Facebook post. Dr. Janjua is a …Read More »
When you coached at our high school, you were not assigned a homeroom, so in 1986 after retiring from head football coach, it was SOP that I was assigned an 11th-grade homeroom for the first time in 10 years. On the first day of school, usually the first activity of …Read More »
— A True Story Joe Kittinger is not a household aviation name like Neil Armstrong or Chuck Yeager. But what he did for the U. S. space program is comparable. On Aug. 16, 1960, as research for the then-fledgling U. S. space program, Air Force Captain Joseph Kittinger rode a …Read More »
NY Knicks' Jeremy Lin story, of Asian-American kid out of Harvard who brought life back to Garden is American classic
In the land of opportunity, Lin finally gets his chance and makes the most of it
by Mike Lupica
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS - Sunday, February 12, 2012, 11:17 PM
There are so many elements to what has happened already to Jeremy Lin, because the rest of the league missed him and the Knicks nearly did, because he comes from Harvard, because he is Asian-American, because basketball New York has fallen for him as suddenly and completely as it has.ÔÇ¿ÔÇ¿Read More »
Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash with his best friend, Wylie Post, was probably the greatest political sage this country ever has known.
Enjoy some of Will's humorous observations on Life...
1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.
2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
3.. There are two theories to arguing with a woman... Neither works.
4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
5. Always drink upstream from the herd.
6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.Read More »
-- Author Unknown As the holidays approach, giant Asian factories kick into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods -- merchandise that has been produced at the expense of American labor. This year will be different. This year Americans will give the gift of genuine concern for other Americans. There is no longer an excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be found that is produced by American hands. Yes there is! It's time to think outside the box, people. Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box, wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper? Everyone -- yes EVERYONE gets their hair cut. How about gift certificates from your local American hair salon or barber?Read More »