Copies of Stay Safe, Buddy are available in digital form only, and can be found at http://www.amazon.com/Stay-Safe-Buddy-ebook/dp/B003ZK5G88
Sadly, John Charles Cheek passed away June 27, 2011.
Digressions of J. Charles My Writing Mentor By J. Charles Cheek © June 2004 He was a buddy I never met. We were e-mail friends. After reading his novel, In the Shadow of Glory, I wrote him and told him that I enjoyed his book. It brought back a lot of memories. I told him… Continue reading The Old Marine on 9/11
Here is something fun to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi3erdgVVTw. You won’t believe it. While watching this video keep in mind that these are real people being asked to sign a petition. They walk among us, they reproduce and horror of horrors, the vote.
While wintering in an RV Park in Arizona several years ago I was talking to a fellow who inherited some dry land wheat farming land in central Washington. He was not yet old enought to qualify for a social security check but said he was doing okay in retirement as the federal government sent him… Continue reading Farm Subsities
The average U.S. house size grew from 983 sq. ft in 1950 to 2.377 sq. ft. in 2010. Source: Betsy Towner, aarp bulletin My first home purchase was a new 3 BR single bathroom and single garage on a large lot. Total square footage was around 1,000 and it cost me $10,200 in 1961. My… Continue reading Home Size
Below are excerpts from an article in Time Magazine. On a damp, gray morning in late February, Navy admirals, U.S. Congress members and top officials of the nation’s biggest shipyard gathered in Norfolk, Va., to watch a computerized torch carve bevels into a slab of steel as thick as your fist. The occasion: the ceremonial… Continue reading How much will it cost to destroy a 15 billion dollar U.S. Carrier?
Global temperatures may rise as much as 10.4 degrees by 2100. Source: Betsy Towner, aarp bulletin
The U.S. share of auto production dropped from $7.9% to 4.6% in the last 50 years. China’s grew from1% to 21.76% Source: Betsy Towner, aarp bulletin
“There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those that understand binary code and those that don’t understand it.” Author unknown