Category: Military

A first legal beer for my sons -- in Germany

A first legal beer for my sons -- in Germany
You wanna know what’s weird? Sitting for the first time in a bar across from your son and watching him drink a beer. That you bought him. I was recently blessed with the privilege of meeting up with my sons and three of their friends who spent the better part of a month backpacking and... Read more »

Friday Air and Water Show Practice and why it's better at my house

Friday Air and Water Show Practice and why it's better at my house
One of the best kept secrets in Chicago is the Friday practice day for the air and water show. The air show is performed, pretty much as it will be on Saturday and Sunday, but without the crowds and traffic or the radio play by play. Although yesterday, one wise guy was playing the theme... Read more »

On Memorial Day, Remember

On Memorial Day, Remember
Today, let’s remember that Freedom is Not Free.. Let’s remember all the brave men and women who fought and died for our country, for the freedoms we enjoy every day. Let’s not take for granted that we can voice our opinions, however different, about our politicians, our government, our baseball teams or even perhaps the... Read more »
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Follow the Soldier

Follow the Soldier
After landing at O’Hare on Wednesday evening, we taxied the jet off the runway and turned to face Terminal 1, which looked like it was in a state of emergency. Several Crash/Fire/Rescue trucks and a bunch of airport police cars and ambulances surrounded it, with all their lights flashing. A large crowd of people stood... Read more »