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.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Good days, Bad days

I'm a disabled Vietnam veteran. I've never been wounded, and I didn't have a Purple Heart among the seventeen or eighteen awards and decorations I wore when I retired. My problems are the result of doing everything I could to accomplish the job I had to the best of my abilities, some unusual genetic inheritance, and just plain bad luck. I have three basic problems that make it difficult to do a lot of things: a bad back from chin down, damage to my hearing resulting in tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and hyperaccusis (pain from noise), and near-constant pain and headaches from the other two problems. Like a lot of such problems, some days are better (or worse) than others. Those conditions affect my thinking, and my posting, and my readers need to be aware of that. That's why there are sometimes several days between postings, then several postings all at once.


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