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Monthly Archives: November 2013

It is altogether fitting and proper….

150 years ago today, the following words were spoken. And though Lincoln demurred to the contrary, the world certainly has noted these 270 words  – and these are words that are among the most beautiful in the English language. They were echoed on an August day 50 years ago and they continue to remind us […]

To boldly go……

Well! This week began with an impressive new vessel being launched by the US Navy.  The USS Zumwalt, named for Admiral (and the Navy’s 19th, and youngest CNO) Elmo Russell Zumwalt, Jr. (who passed away in 2000) is an impressive – and strange looking beastie. My first thought was……ironclad! Or rather, a modern take on an […]