America saw the coming of a Camelot to the United States and the presidency. There had been great presidents; many, but John F Kennedy and his first lady, Jackie Kennedy, brought an elegance that had not before been felt. They were something truly new in 1960. Known as Jack or […]
It happened in a three day battle during the spring of 1863 and along a quiet valley in Eastern Pennsylvania. By the end of 72 hours, history would record over 7,800 killed and over 43,000 casualties; many of those killed and maimed were brothers, sons, fathers, and, in some cases, […]
My dad was a Marine. My grandfather was in the Army, as was one of my uncles. Another uncle was in the Air Force. My grandfather fought in WWII, my Dad in Korea and my uncles in Vietnam. One of my uncles was a helicopter gunner and was shot down […]
Bullying. It just sounds bad without even having a definition for it. We know it when we see it and we innately know it is bad behavior. We know that bullies are cowards of the worst degree, but when they are bullying someone they can be frightening. Webster’s says bullying […]
“League of Denial: The NFL’s concussion Crisis,” which aired this week, looked at the long-term effects of playing football on both physical and mental health as well as the NFL’s effort to downplay that information. It is an important documentary that sheds light on traumatic brain injuries (TBI) resulting from […]
We are finding out the hard way just how little regulation is in place to assure the public that the parasailing industry in Florida is safe.
Fifty years ago today, a great American made a speech as famous as President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Dr. Martin Luther King spoke about a dream, a dream he hoped would rise out above the nightmare that was segregation, the violation of black America’s civil rights and the rampant bigotry in […]
Is the federal government finally getting tough on tobacco? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced it has rejected the approval of four proposed tobacco products while authorizing the marketing of two new ones.
The short answer is, it depends. Like it or not, we live in an age of “1’s and 0’s” and this digitization has made the creation of documents easier and the storage of those same documents easier and cheaper. I remember during the paper days trying to find space to […]
If you’ve been following the 100th Tour de France, you will know it is nearing the final stages of the 23 day race. The Tour is a paragon of strength and endurance where the racers push themselves to unimaginable extremes, fighting through exhaustion, pain, and injury. It is nearly impossible […]