Archive for the ‘History’ Category

Totally Recommend Lincoln – The Movie

by on Friday, January 18th, 2013

If you are up for going to the theater to see a movie on the big screen, I totally recommend Lincoln – the Movie. This is one of the best two and a half hours you can spend in a theater. The cast and crew are up for all kinds of nominations and they are all worthy of the awards they will surely receive.

Daniel Day Lewis looks, walks and talks like Abraham Lincoln. You might know deep down that he is Daniel Day Lewis – from Last of the Mohicans and other great movies – but when you first see Lincoln in this movie you believe 100% that you are watching Lincoln.

Sally Fields is great as his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathaim, James Spader, Hal Holbrook – an all star cast that nailed their roles and made this movie a classic for generations to come.

Its not about the assassination – its about politics and ending the civil War. Great movie – I can’t say that enough!

Band Rehearsal

by on Friday, September 2nd, 2011


My father was in a band and this is what I grew up with. We had band rehearsal in our living room at least once a week for years on end. Sometimes they had rehearsal for 3 days in a row. All the guys in the band were like uncles to me – part of the family.

Cut the Head off of the Snake

by on Monday, May 2nd, 2011

The way to kill a snake has long been told in fables and throughout history you have to cut off its head. That is the analogy for fighting battles and winning wars – you can churn through soldiers, but until you got the men in command they will continue to fight.

Last night, President Obama came on late night TV with a special announcement that the world’s world terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, has been killed by a team of Navy Seals who surrounded a compound in Pakistan, endured a firefight and killed Bin Laden.

That is quite a victory for America and the world who have been subjected to his vicious attacks against innocent people in major cities and on airplanes. I am glad that they have cut off the head of this snake, but I am angry that he was found in Pakistan.


by on Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Like many families in America and Germany on this day in 1944 our families lost a lot of good men. Even though this event was before I was born, it is a day that I have reflected on since I was a small child. My Uncle Lester died on Omaha Beach and is buried in France, I hope one day to go to France to see the beach where so many brave Americans died in the days following the allied assault on Normandy. It was god to see our President visiting the site of the battle this morning and I too hope to go there one day very soon.