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Friday, August 01, 2014

Project Vigil: D-Day 2014, The saluting boy on Omaha beach

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Please take a few minutes and watch this video.

h/t Twitchy and Gary Sinise

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ralph Wilson

It's a sad day in Buffalo, with the death of Ralph C Wilson, the owner of the Buffalo Bills.

When I was kid, my dad would take my brothers and I up to Niagara University to watch them practice and my dad would point out the owner, Mr. Wilson.
Years later, I would see him and his daughter Linda at the Buffalo Country Club having breakfast on a Sunday morning before a game, he would say good morning to the people at tables near him. He was a decent man.

Now the fans of the Buffalo Bills will have to wait to see if the team will remain in the City. All they have to do is look 185 miles to the west and see city that has lost a team and be helpless to do anything about it.

Jim Kelley struggling with a reoccurance of the oral cancer and now the loss of RCW, the fans of the Buffalo Bills are reeling from the emotional blows this week.

Friday, February 07, 2014

1,000 High School Students Sing US National Anthem on 18 Floors of Hotel

I got chills watching this

1,000 High School Students Sing US National Anthem on 18 Floors of Hotel celebrating the start of the Olympics.

Saturday, December 14, 2013


Spent the morning at the National Cemetery in Rittman

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


As the bells of the Churches in Lakewood finishing tolling it is a call to stop and remember. When the first news of a plane hitting the WTC
Most people thought it was an accident, then a few minutes later
All of that was caught live on TV, at that time I was working for a law firm in the Key Tower -- I was on the 43rd Floor. Shortly after the second plane hitting the tower the word in the office that we meaning the building was to be evacuated as a precaution. There had been several reports about a plane heading to Cleveland or there was hijacked plane at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, thus the reason for the evac. I am a little fuzzy on the attack on the Pentagon, I can't recall if I heard about it while still in the building or after we had moved down the fire escape towards the street.
After some 30-40 minutes it took to go down the 43 flights of the fire escape, and reached Ontario street, some of my colleagues then started getting phone calls from family members and word had spread that one of the towers had collapsed
I started to make my way over to the Hanna Building where my wife worked at the time which normally would be 15 minute walk but because of traffic it seemed to take twice as long. I do recall thinking to myself if this is what it was like when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. A question I would ask my mother later that evening. By the time I had gotten to my wife's office the North Tower had fallen and I stood on the street corner at 14th and Euclid and watched the video on Jumbotron on the Wyndham Hotel. Once I got to my wife's office is the first I heard of the Flight 93
As we sat and waited for the traffic to clear downtown, my wife and I continued to watch the envents unfolding and all you think about was all those people who had lost their lives. At the time, the estimates were up into the tens of thousands, even though the number would be smaller, it was still one too many.
Never Forget All photos courtesy of the AP.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Regime Change

Branco Cartoon – Regime Change

No added comment, I think this Cartoon Pretty much sums the Syrian Crisis up.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Just something light hearted

Personal and Professional things have gotten in the way of posting lately, but I did want to share this.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Joe Milan

This past Monday morning Joe Milan was run over by a RTA bus on Detroit Avenue. Earlier this evening I learned that Joe passed away from his injuries. Part of me is sad to hear the news, but another part is angry that he had to die in such a senseless way. Based on the initial reports the Lakewood Police Department and the Regional Transit Authority will probably state publicly that it was just a tragic accident. Joe was an earlier supporter of mine when I ran for City Council back in 2005, at first I didn't take him all that serious, but then something clicked and we began to have serious political discussions, most of the time I would be of the opposing point of view and he would then riddle that POV with holes. His grasp of politics and the nuances were something pretty astounding. Most of all my favorite conversations were about families and above all fishing. Joe loved to fish, we had alsways said we would go fishing together, so he could teach me how to really fish. I will miss Joe.