Old Patriot's Pen

Personal pontifications of an old geezer born 200 years too late.

NOTE The views I express on this site are mine and mine alone. Nothing I say should be construed as being "official" or the views of any group, whether I've been a member of that group or not. The advertisings on this page are from Google, and do not constitute an endorsement on my part.

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Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

I've been everywhere That was the title of a hit country-and-western song from the late 1950's, originally sung by Hank Snow, and made famous by Johnny Cash. I resemble that! My 26-year career in the Air Force took me to more than sixty nations on five continents - sometimes only for a few minutes, other times for as long as four years at a time. In all that travel, I also managed to find the perfect partner, help rear three children, earn more than 200 hours of college credit, write more than 3000 reports, papers, documents, pamphlets, and even a handful of novels, take about 10,000 photographs, and met a huge crowd of interesting people. I use this weblog and my personal website here to document my life, and discuss my views on subjects I find interesting.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Spread the News!

Printing a broadsheet - - - - - Post rider
Posting a Broadside - - - - - - - Drumming the Call

"Weblogs are a combination of the Town Crier, town square soapbox, and pamphleteers of Revolutionary War America. Stopping weblogs would have the same chilling effect on freedom as stopping those activities during our quest for Independence."

Michael A. Weatherford
MSgt, USAF, Retired
"Old Patriot"

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Catching Up

I haven't been around much since August. There's just been too much going on in my life, and not much of it pleasant. Rather than "blog while angry" - or more accurate, "blog while in pain", I didn't blog at all. I hope to get back to it now, and even more frequently after the first of the year.

Today is a great day for reflection around here. It's bitterly cold (Wind chill in the low single digits, snow and blowing snow), not pleasant to be outside at all, and nothing pressing to do inside. Christmas shopping is done, gifts are mostly wrapped, and the tree... best not start there!

Here's hoping your Christmas will be as wonderful as you've always remembered, and that all your surprises are happy ones.