Ruckus Flight….

“Ruckus flight, cleared for takeoff,” rumbled the steady voice of the tower controller. “Roger, Ruckus cleared for takeoff,” I responded. As we finished our checklist, with a silent hand signal to the wingman, we simultaneously lowered our canopies. Next, we armed our seats, changed our radios to tactical frequency, and turned on our Identification Friend … More Ruckus Flight….

Hey old dog…

An old Doberman starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he’s lost.Wandering about, he notices a lion heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.The old Doberman thinks, “Oh, oh! I’m in deep s**t now!”Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones … More Hey old dog…

The Wisdom of Proverbs

Originally posted on goodwordssite:
“Like one who grabs a stray dog by the ears is someone who rushes into a quarrel not their own.” Proverbs 26:17   It would be nice if our country quit sending military to places we do not belong.  Now, we are actively involved in 177 countries.  What’s up with that?

Saint Philip the Apostle

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The Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates Philip’s feast day on 14 November. Reading from the Synaxarion: This Apostle, one of the Twelve, was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and was a compatriot of Andrew and Peter. He was instructed in the teachings of the Law, and devoted himself to the study of the prophetic…

Najran, Saudi Arabia

Having visited this site, it is very difficult to remind yourself that this country, Saudi Arabia, was a predominantly Christian country up through the 7th Century. Now, there is a complete intolerance to any form of religion except Islam. It is completely forbidden. The western, Christian world, with the exception of Orthodox Christians from the […] … More Najran, Saudi Arabia

Mirror Matching

Excerpt from Effective Communications: “Mirror Matching” is a term to describe the complex, intuitive acceptance of someone and their behavior.  We subconsciously will begin to mimic the body language, movements, and gestures of someone we instinctively like.” Phil Brewer. “Effective Communications.”