The nose turret from a B25 Mitchell houses a machine gun capable of firing 450 .50 cal. rounds per minute. This bomber was flown by the Doolittle Raiders during the first air attack on Japan in 1942 following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The Raider crews trained at Eglin Air Force Base near Fort Walton [...]
Guardian angels Hold dominion o’er the sky Fearsome warriors *The Blue Angels, United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron. Taken during a home air show aboard NAS Pensacola. The pilots perform precision aerial maneuvers in F/A-18 Hornets. I admire and respect all of our military service members and their families. I am grateful for their dedication [...]
I learned something useful today. Aside from living in a state that refuses to acknowledge winter, Florida is blessed with year-round, fresh produce. There is a well-stocked Farmer's Market somewhere close on any given weekend, every weekend. One such market is held in my hometown on the first Saturday of each month. It's small in comparison [...]
Every year, thousands of would-be authors tackle the task of writing novels during the month of November. The goal is to pen 50,000 words in 30 days. I've done it three times, but you'll never find the tomes in your local bookstores, nor are there any ebooks. I don't think I've even read them again [...]
Today I thanked someone for sticking a needle in my arm and draining a vial of blood from a vein. Because of a couple of autoimmune issues, I have to endure periodic medical procedures that range from innocuous to downright torturous. On this occasion, I had to relinquish a small amount of bodily fluids to [...]
At the end of the day, I want to be able to say, "well done," if for no other reason than I made it to the end of the day.