Category Archives: Personal History

[Mostly] True Stories about me.

It HAD to be a Friday

It was a week ago last Friday (It HAD to be a Friday); when, for no apparent reason, I decided to voluntarily do the dishes. I plugged the sink and added detergent and suddenly realized there was no hot water. … Continue reading

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NCOIC – TPP3A – A Vignette of Army Life, Việt Nam

They already had it in for me. The Company got a heads-up the IG was coming. Beforehand, and in anticipation thereof, our platoon sergeant, Sgt. Proctor, assigned me the task of auditing all six of our Rat Pack gunship platoon’s … Continue reading

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Siblings

When the promised and much-touted GI Bill of Rights proved logistically inadequate to my college ambitions and my father was opposed and unhelpful to them; I turned in desperation for help from my then grown siblings. I’d done the math … Continue reading

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Dark Christmas

  Photographed at Tay Ninh Base Camp, on the Cambodian border, 1969 “God bless us, everyone”.

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Old Uncle Joe

I’m 68 years old; grown long in the tooth. That’s just an expression; your teeth don’t actually grow longer as you age, but your gums do recede, making your teeth only appear to be longer; hence the expression. I still … Continue reading

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The Boys Next Door

When my son was growing up he had a couple of neighbor kids he used to play with. They were brothers with not much more then a year between them in age. Boys generally are rather rambunctious to begin with … Continue reading

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The Cat Litter Crisis

I’m an honest man; I merely report what I see. While going to the drugstore for my brother a scruffy, bearded panhandler asked me for help. It seems he was out of cat litter and his poor cat was down … Continue reading

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