The Time I Took my Wife to Meet the Girls at Manos in Tokyo

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You already know the story of my first visit to Manos, the Russian spy-restaurant in Tokyo. It was 1972. It was run by two brothers from Pittsburgh, former OSS officers during WWII, and within shouting distance...

Manifest Destiny

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You've no doubt heard the term "Manifest Destiny", as referring to the zeitgeist of our Nation as it expanded Westward, more specifically as Americans lined up wagon train after wagon train to emigrate to...

Protecting “Democracy in America” from Hot-Tub Socialists

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Gunnar Myrdal was a Swedish Nobel Prize academician who was many thing to many people; social scientist, economist, and classic social liberal of the 1940s and 50s. So far as I know, however, he...

My 60-Year Affair With The World’s Oldest Profession; Betty, Part I

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I never get tired of admiring, especially leggy women. It also put me in mind of a story that’s been dancing around in my head for a long time. It actually started on a...

Memorial Day, 2021, With Special Prayers

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Yesterday, I had lunch with my favorite surviving veteran, Command Sergeant-Major Fred Barnett, 88, and his adopted Korean son, Young. Regular YMCA patrons for about 4 years, they stopped coming when Covid shut down...

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If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim who can do----LTC Jeff Cooper, USMC