Retired and living in Blue Ridge Mtns (well, hills anyway) of Western NC
Well, the Brits learned the hard way; the Russians learned the hard way; now we’re learn…. Well, now we’re in the hard way—not sure what we’re learning’.
So is that the moon in the upper right corner, or the eye of a very large, black celestial fish?
Thanks for this! Hope you don’t mind if I borrow the name!
All breaking news, all the time! And we must have something every day requiring the Situation Room! (Though if I had to choose, I’d still pick Ted Turner over Rupert/Lachlan Murdoch!)
I have really come to appreciate your sensitivity and awareness. This is right up there with your tribute to notorious RBG!
This one sent a jolt through me the instant I saw it. Well done.
Many years ago I had thought Mr. Varvel to be a principled conservative/loyal oppositionist. More recently I began to wonder if I had thought wrong—might he be a budding sycophant. With this piece, I no longer wonder.
Wow. I never had such an opportunity. But I did actually travel from Gainesville to see the Apollo 11 launch (as well as 8 and 13). Some of the biggest thrills of my life! I’ll never forget how the ground began shaking long before we heard the popping roar! (We were about 10 – 11 miles from the launch pad). Them was the days!
Thanks, LookingGlass and wirepunchr. What a fitting tribute to Gen. Yeager! When I was growing up in central NC, one of the local TV stations (either 11 in Durham or 5 in Raleigh—I forget which) would sign off at night with video of a jet fighter in flight with this poem being read in the background. Brought tears then, still does today 60 years later, especially when joined with Gen. Yeager’s passing!
…and done a hundred things you have not dreamed of…