When Green Berets Were Charged With Murder

When Green Berets Were Charged With Murder

It seems like a headline from a current newspaper but this was 1969. And one of those was the commander of the Fifth Special Forces Group (Airborne) who would later become the template for Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now. While running technically illegal cross-border...
If You Are Able . . . (an epitaph on war)

If You Are Able . . . (an epitaph on war)

This past week when my grandsons were visiting we went to the Worlds Fair Park here in Knoxville. Not far from the infamous Sunsphere, is the East Tennessee Veteran’s Memorial. It’s a solemn spot, as all such locations are. Each Medal of Honor awardee from...
The March of Folly– How Apropos for Now

The March of Folly– How Apropos for Now

I just finished The March of Folly by Pulitzer Prize winning author Barbara Tuchman and highly recommend it. It details how humans are not only foolish, but rush into stupidity, eyes wide, ignoring all evidence to the contrary. She spans history with her examples and...

New York Minute– the story

My latest slideshare, the first of a number that will revolve around the world of New York Minute: 1977, New York City. First Blood meets Breaking Bad from Bob Mayer Nothing but good times ahead! NEW YORK...