coming out of my shell
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
I had a disturbing dream, one wherein I was losing my short term memory. I guess that must be a concern to me or my unconscious mind wouldn't torment me with it while I slept.
In the dream I was talking to a friend. I was supposed to meet Tom afterwards. I once knew where I was to meet him, but as I talked to my friend a wall went up in my dream mind and I simply couldn't find that memory. I knew I had to meet him, but I had absolutely no memory of where. The memory was behind a wall.
I wonder if that's what it is like to lose short term memory? The insurmountable wall.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
There are no suckers or losers in the U.S. Military.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
My father enlisted in the Navy in 1943. He participated in the Campaign for the Liberation of the Philippines in 1944. His ship was at the second engagement in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. One of the hallmarks of this particular military campaign was the Japanese introduction of kamikaze pilots. Kamikaze is a Japanese word meaning "divine wind" and these suicide pilots sank 17 U.S. ships and damaged 50 more in the battle for Luzon in the Philippines as they flew obsolete planes into American ships, hoping to do considerable damage to the U.S. fleet.
Sunday, September 6, 2020
There are no suckers or losers in our military. All should be honored for their service.