I was raised in the small town of South Whitley just 25 miles west of Fort Wayne and moved to Fort Wayne almost 25 years ago. I now live in the historic West Central Neighborhood of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
I am retired and love gardening, crafts of all kinds, working on my home, and collecting books for my small library.
I have loved politics for decades and have a B.A. in Political Science and a J.D.
Category Archives: Military
As predicted, if the approaching “show of hands” vote by the 275-member Iraqi assembly goes as expected, the United States will be mired in Iraq for another three years. The assembly is set to vote on a pact between the … Continue reading
For the first time in history, a growing number of combat troops are taking daily doses of anti-depressants to calm nerves strained by repeated and lengthy tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to the Army’s fifth Mental Health Advisory Team … Continue reading
The peacetime draft – signed into law in 1940 by President Franklin Roosevelt – lasted 33 years until it was abolished in 1973 by the government after almost a decade of unrest and protest during the Vietnam War era. But, … Continue reading
Fancy pants deserve fancy seats, or so it seems according to the Air Force. Production of luxury capsule-like seats – comfort capsules – to accommodate top military brass has begun. The funds are alleged to be taken from counter terrorism … Continue reading
Two months after the signing of the Vietnam peace agreement, the last U.S. combat troops left South Vietnam as Hanoi freed remaining American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam. America’s direct eight-year intervention in the Vietnam War was at … Continue reading
Thursday night, Congressman Mark Souder met with our small, grass-roots group, Veterans for Better Health Care. Our group was born back in August 2004 in response to then VA Secretary Principi’s announcement that he would follow a recommendation to close … Continue reading
Sylvia Smith has kindly uploaded the controversial redacted report about our VA Hospital. The report cost taxpayers $530,000 – over a half million dollars. And what does the public get? A 78-page report with three-fourths of it unreadable. Of the … Continue reading
John McCain makes no secret of the fact that he will keep us mired in the Middle East for decades to come if he assumes the office of the presidency. While many have talked about the similarities between Vietnam and … Continue reading
The following is a chain e-mail I received from a military person who is no longer on active duty. The original sender is also a military person – at least I think that is what “grissom.af.mil” represents. I went to … Continue reading
The Navy has been ordered to shoot down a spy satellite hurtling toward Earth with a 1,000 pounds of deadly hydrazine onboard. The satellite spun out of control after being launched in December 2006. The exercise gives the Pentagon a … Continue reading