Thursday, May 26, 2011

Joplin, MO destruction

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE.................. Consider making a donation to the American Red Cross, or The Salvation Army, have it directed to any of the recent areas hit by these devastating storms and floods. Please remember we are all United by our place of birth......

We know that other countries always need our assistance, sometimes other countries offer assistance to our country in times of need, somehow our press neglects to let We The People know about it.

This photo looks like photos from World War II, after the Allies bombed Germany.....

Please help............


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Filter Bubble, by Eil Pariser

The Filter Bubble, by Eli Pariser.

You are still

convinced about privacy and safety on the Internet,

well, this one might be a real eye-opener for you to consider.

Eli was on the Diane Rehm show this morning, and as soon as I arrived at work I called the local bookstore and ordered it.

Hope you will consider this one for your late night reading.

See you.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"Lady Be Good" stained glass window

"Lady Be Good" stained glass window. Now resides at the Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson AFB in Ohio.

This window was designed and installed at the Chapel at Wheelus AFB, Tripoli, Libya after the plane, by the same name, had been found in the Libyan desert in the late 1950's.

My late father was instrumental in the design of the window. He realized that being "guests" of the country of Libya (at that time King Idrus was in power) it would be highly insensitive to design the window with too much religious overtone, so at his suggestion the "rainbow" from the Old Testament was inverted.

When Wheelus AFB was closed in the late 1960's, the window was taken intact from the Chapel and transported to the US.

It is a beautiful piece of art.

Some day I hope to get to Ohio to see it in all its glory. Maybe, you, too, might take a trip and view it.

The story of the "Lady Be Good" is quite interesting, you might want to look it up and read about it..........

Monday, May 2, 2011

Never to be forgotten

Where were you when you heard the news about Bin Laden's death? You will never forget the moment you heard.

Never forget "them", always be vigilant.