Cowboy rhymes with thyme
Jun11

Cowboy rhymes with thyme

  Cowboys driving cattle after the Civil War cooked on hot, smoky coals and recited homemade poetry.  They flavored their beans with molasses and stories.  The chuckwagon was the kitchen cabinet.  Poems were the entertainment.  Mix in some rain and dust, add a heavy dose of lonesome, and a pinch of Irish storytelling, Scottish seafaring, Mexican horsemanship and African improvisation and you have the original recipe. John Schaffner...

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Practicing retirement
Apr15

Practicing retirement

More than 10,000 baby boomers a day are turning 65, a pattern that will continue for the next 19 years.  Many expect to keep working since 40 percent are not sure they will have enough money to retire. Robert Schulz saw the trend when he started researching retirement issues and making a plan for he and his wife.  After attending several retirement seminars he realized many of the programs were trying to sell him products he didn’t...

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Harmony of Science and Faith
Nov23

Harmony of Science and Faith

Throughout his career, Ken Touryan has been deeply involved in the physical sciences, Bible study and explaining his conviction that the two are not mutually exclusive.           A Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation, Dr. Touryan has a PhD in Aerospace and Mechanical Science from Princeton University.  He recently retired from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO where he managed U.S. Department of...

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No medals for kindness
May28

No medals for kindness

Vietnam 1965 – Capt. Gordon Rozanski flew into Landing Zone X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley on the supply helicopter.  He was the supply officer for the 1st Battalion 7th Cavalry Regiment of the 1stCavalry Division (Airmobile).  It was the first full-scale battle between American and North Vietnamese troops. As the chopper landed he jumped off and started unloading supplies as bullets ripped into the side of the aircraft.  He picked up...

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