My grand mother told me "son don't let the grass grow under your feet." I took these words to heart and have spent a life traveling six of the seven continents with great adventures everywhere. People describe me as interesting.
joined 2009 Dec 23, 6:19am
Do You Need A Degree From An Elite University To Have Success In Life?
on 15 Sep 2019
, latest 3 days ago #collegecheatingscandalMadame President: Your Sunday newspaper...I have many things to be proud of in you, Pedro, and Luah. All of you have incredible educational achievements. Of equal importance, all of you...
Politicians Lie And Many People Die
on 18 Sep 2019
Posted 4 days ago #IranWar Madame President: Your morning briefing...all of us face a dilemma in life, if we tell a lie to a government official it is a crime. In the US the...
Saudi Arabia And Iran-What Happens Next?
on 15 Sep 2019
, latest 6 days ago #SaudiArabia/Iran Good Morning All: Saudi Arabia just suffered some heavy damage to their oil industry by drones sponsored and provided by Iran. Will the Saudis sit back and "turn the...
A Miracle On September 11, 2001
on 11 Sep 2019
, latest 10 days ago #911 Everyone an incredible woman named Barbara Arietta lives here in Pacifica. On 9-11-2001 she got the devastating news that her son had been killed on the flight that originated...
September 11 In My Life
on 11 Sep 2019
Posted 11 days ago #September11 Madame President: Your morning briefing..23 years ago today I was on a Greyhound bus. It started in Houston, went to San Antonio, onto El Paso, Phoenix, Indio, California and...
Elena Torello Survived Climbing Half Dome
on 8 Sep 2019
Posted 14 days ago #Half Dome Elena Torello and I have something in common. We both have been in some very dangerous situation where death was a serious possibility. A couple of days ago,...
Jack's Advice On Surviving A Hurricane
on 31 Aug 2019
, latest 21 days ago #hurricane dorian Dear: Your Saturday newspaper..Hurricane Dorian has my attention. I was born on the island of Galveston. In 1900, 6000 people died one night during a hurricane. I rode...
Vice President Mike Pence May Invoke The 25th Amendment To The US Constitution And Remove Donald Trump As President
on 30 Aug 2019
, latest 22 days ago #25th amendmentMadame President: Your morning briefing..as a lover of Portugal you will love an article about beaches there. General James Mattis is a man whom I admire very much. Here...
With Global warming Greenland Looks Inviting
on 18 Aug 2019
, latest a month ago #GreenlandEveryone laughs at Trump for wanting to buy Greenland. Long ago Elena said that, with global warming, it would be a great place to invest.
Mars: Huge Ungerground Lake Found On Mars
on 18 Aug 2019
, latest a month ago #wateronMarsHuge lake of liquid water found on Mars A huge liquid water lake has been found on Mars, stretching 20 km (12.4 mi) and...A huge liquid water lake has been...
What United Airlines Should Have Done When The Passenger Refused To Give Up His Seat
on 13 Apr 2017
, latest a month ago I have something to say about the disaster with the passenger being hauled off the plane in Chicago. Way back in 1983, I was living in Perth West Australia. An...
Make Global Warming A Serious Part Of Your Future Planning
on 26 Jul 2019
, latest 2 months ago #globalwarmingMake Global Warming A Serious Part Of Your Future Planning I believe in global warming after reading a mass of data and studying a lot of happenings. What is not...
Two Important Points Overlooked In These Mass Shootings
on 4 Aug 2019
, latest 2 months ago #massshootingsTwo Important Points Overlooked In These Mass Shootings We got the heart-breaking news of two mass shootings yesterday. 30 people lost their lives. We only give secondary thoughts to the...
A Dear Canadian Friend Asked The Question: "What's Going On Down There?" I Responded
on 14 Mar 2018
, latest 2 months ago #Donald Trump Dear David: What we are seeing right now is the implosion of Donald Trump. I do a swim every morning from 05:00 to 06:30. As you can imagine...
Reflections On 50 Years Of My Life Since The Moon Landing
on 19 Jul 2019
, latest 2 months ago #moonlandingGood Morning Everyone: Sir Richard Branson is a famous British businessman. When he finished high school he was voted "most likely to go to jail." He stated in humble circumstances....
We Should Take The Money That We Spend On Space Exploration And Use It On Social Programs??????
on 17 Jul 2019
, latest 2 months ago #mannedmarsmissionsDear Ron: Elena would agree with you. I once read a brilliant little book by the author Mary Roach. It's title was Packing For Mars. This lady literally put her...
Money Talks And Bullshit Walks-The Jeffrey Epstein Story
on 14 Jul 2019
, latest 2 months ago #jeffreyepsteinMoney Talks And Bullshit Walks-The Jeffrey Epstein Story “Money talks and bullshit walks” is an earthy saying from my home state of Texas. It tells us something that most have...
50 Years Ago I Met Buzz Aldrin And Neil Armstrong
on 18 Jul 2019
Posted 2 months ago #moonlanding50 years ago when I was a young man of 20 years I got to meet Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. I went to Buzz's house in May of 1969...
Jack's 4th Of July Thoughts
on 4 Jul 2019
, latest 3 months ago #4thofjuly243 years ago the United States declared its independence from Britain. What followed was a war that lasted 7 years and saw Americans fighting Americans. In 1812, the British tried...
The Court Martial Of Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher
on 3 Jul 2019
Posted 3 months ago #edwardgallagherChief Gallagher had eight tours in Afghanistan. When you go to war as a combatant, you see horrible things that your training never prepared you for. You lose your humanity...
Deer Antler Genes Could Suppress Cancer
on 1 Jul 2019
, latest 3 months ago #deerantlersAll in the HeadDeer antlers might hold new hope of a cure for cancer.In a study published in the journal Science, a team led by Chinese researchers identified nine cancer-related...
North Korea Is Girding For War
on 28 Dec 2017
, latest 3 months ago #politicsNORTH KOREADeadly SpeculationImagine North Korea obliterating Manhattan and other targets in a nuclear strike in March 2019 after a series of missteps and ill-conceived signals between Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington.“Hundreds...
The Apollo Mission Control Center Rebuilt At The Johnson Spacecraft Center
on 28 Jun 2019
Posted 3 months ago #apolloI assumed that the old mission control from the Apollo days had been preserved. I was wrong. I saw the most incredible story on CBS News this morning. That old...
Putin Has Not Made Russia Great Again
on 25 Jun 2019
, latest 3 months ago #russiaI gave great thought to Putin and his interference in the 2016 US elections. Some claim that his help to Trump "tipped the scales" and made Trump president. In any...
A Stupid War With Iran
on 22 Jun 2019
, latest 3 months ago #iranwarThe devil is in the detail. Trump had US aircraft in the air to attack Iranian targets. He said that he did not want to have it on his conscience...
One Of My Heroes-Doug Casey Talks About War With Iran
on 21 Jun 2019
, latest 3 months ago #warwithiranPretexts for the Next Warby Doug Casey-International Man: People who look outside the mainstream narrative of historical events often encounter the term "false flag" attack. What does this mean exactly?...
In Two Weeks I Celebrate 20 Years Out Of Homelessness
on 14 Jun 2019
, latest 3 months ago #homelessnessIn two weeks, I will celebrate the 20 year anniversary of my permanent escape from homelessness. On July 4, 1999, I moved into a two-bedroom apartment at the Glen Willow...
July 20, 1969: My Apollo Story
on 12 Jun 2019
, latest 3 months ago #July 20, 1969I was 20 years old on that fateful day. I was a student at what is now The University of Houston Downtown Campus. I was saved from going...
One Of The Most Unforgettable Basketball Games Of My Life
on 11 Jun 2019
, latest 3 months ago #stwephcurryThe Warriors game last night was unforgettable. Steph Curry is not just a great athlete; he is a great leader. He leads by example. He never loses hope. He remains...
Jack's Memorial Day Message 2019
on 27 May 2019
, latest 4 months ago #memorialday:On March 19,1967, I joined the US Navy while still in high school. Was I brimming with patriotism? Was I eager to fight the North Vietnamese? No I wanted to...
The Battle of The Bulge Began 70 Years Ago Today
on 18 Dec 2014
, latest 4 months ago My dear friends Dr. Robert Zubrin just pointed out that today is the 70th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Bulge. My father fought in that battle...
25 Years Ago Today I Voted In The First All-Race Election Held In South Africa
on 29 Apr 2019
, latest 5 months ago #southafricademocraticelection Years Ago Today I Voted In The First All-Race Election In South Africa It was a sunny and beautiful Friday morning in the Port Elizabeth (South Africa) suburb of...
A 4,500 Year Old Dog Discovered
on 23 Apr 2019
, latest 5 months ago #4,500dogA Dog for the AgesA forensic artist recently reconstructed the face of a dog that lived around 4,500 years ago from a skull found in the Orkney Islands, off northern...
An Email To Pacifica, California City Councilman Mike O'Neil On Rv's and Trailers Parked On The Streets Of Pacifica
on 17 Apr 2019
, latest 5 months ago #RVonthe streetDear Mike: I'm an ex-homeless person who celebrates 20 years out of homelessness (9/96-6/1999) on 4 July, 2019. I have empathy for these people. But I get upset that...
Some Fascinating Statistics On Marijuana Consumers
on 24 Jan 2019
, latest 5 months ago #marijuanaconsumersMarijuana’s New Crop of Consumers, by the NumbersBy JILL COWAN Cannabis buds on plants at New Family Farm in Sebastopol.Cannabis buds on plants at New Family Farm in Sebastopol. Jim...
The Pacifica, California RV Lifestyle
on 16 Apr 2019
, latest 5 months ago #pacificahomelessTom McLaughlinTom McLaughlin, Park PacificaThe “RV Street Lifestyle”The public “Street Lifestyle” in the Bay Area is expanding and many of these people are looking for a new public parking space...
Ethiopia Airlines-A Flight Not Taken
on 11 Mar 2019
, latest 6 months ago #ethiopiaairlinesI'm "Out Of Africa" for 24 years. I was ready to go to Cape Town on Ethiopian Airlines.As I was ready to book the ticket, a voice told me "no."...