George

August 24, 1992

Twenty five years ago this morning. My family, and so many other families, remember. Never, ever underestimate what a hurricane can do. Advertisements

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July 27, 1977

In memoriam Forty ago today, I met death for the first time in my life. I had been fortunate that at the age of twenty I had not had a close family member pass away, but that day, July 27, 1977, changed my life. My grandfather died at about 2 in the afternoon on that […]

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July 4, 1776

In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which […]

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Cuba is not popular with tourists? Color me shocked…

No shit, Sherlock… […] Cuba has a long way to go before it’s suitable for many high-maintenance American tourists. “This will come with certain expectations: Americans expect that cell phones will work, credit cards will work, and that access to internet won’t be limited,” she said. “These expectations, along with the monetary support American travelers […]

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June 10, 1967

The miraculous Six-Day war ended fifty years ago today with the Israelis capturing the Golan Heights. For an excellent summary of this supremely important conflict go to SixDayWar.org.

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June 6, 1944

Rangers lead the way! “We were about two hundred feet from the beach when a shell blew off the front of our landing craft, destroying the ramp. My two best buddies were right in front of me, and they were both killed. I was holding a .45 pistol and carrying a bazooka with eight shells; […]

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June 5, 1967

I was a mere kid of 10 years old but I remember seeing some of the news about this. I marveled at how they did it and proceeded to scheme to buy models of the Israeli Mirage jets to build. (Never got them.) Fifty years on, I’ve immersed myself a little more in the history […]

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