Old lions

Old lions

A trio of old, hoary campaigners sat in overstuffed, leather chairs positioned in a loose semi-circle in front of a roaring fire. Waiters in white coats silently served them Baron Otard cognac from the club’s prestigious wine and spirits cellar. They sipped the amber digestifs from vintage tulip glasses while musing over their past exploits, the [...]

Danger zone

Danger zone

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 [...]

Guardian at the gate

Guardian at the gate

Stoic and stalwart War tested, ever watchful Travelers’ guardian There is a regional airport about 10 miles from where I live. It's attached to Eglin Air Force Base near Fort Walton Beach, FL. Eglin AFB is one of the largest military installations in the U.S., covering 724 square miles of land ranges, and extending out [...]