Tag Archives: Flying Tigers

Doughboys, Flying Tigers and Coming Home – an Armistice Day post

[An archived post in advance of tomorrow’s commemoration of Veteran’s Day.] My grandfather was a World War One doughboy. Of course it wasn’t called World War One back then. In fact, some thought it would be “The War to End … Continue reading

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Defending Unpopular Speech – sitting out the National Anthem

When I was young my father explained freedom of speech by passing on this piece of time-tested wisdom: I may not agree with what you say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. He was talking … Continue reading

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Manly Men Buy Girls’ Underwear – a Father’s Day post

I was 14 when I walked into the Mode o’ Day boutique and heard my Dad ask the sales clerk for girls’ underwear. There weren’t many places to shop for clothes in our little town. The Mode o’ Day was about … Continue reading

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