Where were you on the 2nd day of this month, 68 years ago? I was in the South Pacific getting the news that Japan had just surrendered.
There have been a great many changes over the past half century and perhaps the greatest difference is how much more of everything there is.
I am a poor person. Yup ... after long thought and careful consideration, I've decided that I am, indeed, one of the poor.
Last week, I watched an "Andy Hardy" movie. You remember -- the series with Mickey Rooney as a young man and his family during the 1940s.
Each Sunday, our church (Grace Community of North Fork) asks one amongst its congregation to deliver a message/story for the children.
This column should come as a surprise!
My brother Larry Curtiss lays in that moonscape known as the Santa Nella Military Cemetery.
Those of you who have read this column over the past 20 years must certainly conclude that, in this case, the term "Freedom of the press" is particularly apropos.
Those who read this column have followed me back to war times in our history. Times that some of us have experienced or whose families have experienced ... times with outcomes that still affect our lives.
The scene: Da Nang, Vietnam in the mid 1960s -- an airfield where we occasionally landed to refuel.
It was in 1950 that our country decided to increase our confrontation of the communist thrust towards the dominance of international politics.
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