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When your BFF’s name is Vladimir, not Juan

“It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.” – Red Dawn (IMDB) In 1984 the movie Red Dawn starring Patrick Swayze (yes … Continue reading

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A reluctant hero: John Glenn

With John Glenn’s death yesterday, all seven of the original Mercury astronauts are now deceased. The Mercury program began in 1961 and ended when I was two years old in 1963. It was followed by the Gemini program which ended in 1966. The space program was … Continue reading

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