Old Patriot's Pen

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

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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.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Thank You

I wish to express my sincere thanks for all of you that came to the Human Wave Garage Sale.  I hope, after reading the book I offered, that you'll try some of my other stories.  Just as a tease, there are three more in the works... 8^)

Good news???

I received a letter from the Veterans' Administration this morning, informing me that, since I was a service-connected disabled veteran, and I had signed up for veteran's medical benefits, I am covered under Obamacare, and that my coverage meets the "minimum requirements" of that program.  I expect a similar letter soon from the Department of Defense, since I'm covered under Tricare for Life as a military retiree. 

I've never used the VA medical benefits, since I do have Tricare (and now Medicare, since I'm over 65), but it's nice to know they're there if I ever do need them, especially when traveling.

That said, I do wish that Congress would "find a little of the Cowardly Lion's lost courage", and defund or repeal the Obamacare monstrosity.  I see nothing good coming from it.  I also expect to see the Democrats push for a "single-payer" program -- totally government-run health care similar to what they have in Britain -- as a "solution" to the problems they created with Obamacare.   I hope there are still enough patriots in this nation to rise up in arms against such a "solution".

Thursday, August 01, 2013

A Bleg...

Just a comment on the Garage Sale  (previous post):  If you read something you like, please do the author the extreme favor of leaving a favorable review wherever you downloaded the book.  It will help them, and help you get more books you like.