Thursday, June 13, 2013

An American Heart: Part 2

My own American Heart has been a bit fractured lately.  One part has been extraordinarily busy, busy, busy.  And to be honest I have been grateful to have those distractions to keep me from feeling the full weight of the other part of my heart that has been so deeply sad, even despite all the things that I know I should be more than grateful for.

So today I will share with you from both sides of my own American Heart.

First- here are some other fun shots from our Memorial Day spent at the Palm Springs Air Museum:

I know some people who would really like a ceiling fan that looked like this!

Here are some fine examples of beautiful pin-up style lovelies, painted by Santiago "Sant" Godinez :

We got to watch 'Pretty Polly' fly that day.

On our way out of the museum we saw this sign:

Visiting this flying WWII air museum on Memorial Day gave me an even stronger appreciation for those who serve.

 And as for that other side of my American heart...  I will share with you a couple of videos that have given me pause lately.  I have been sad to see what is becoming of my beloved America and yet I have hope when I see things like this:

And this:

These are some of the things that have been on my heart, lately.  How about you?


  1. I am with Becky Geritson. "I am terrified it's slipping away." Well said.

  2. Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Göring, Rudolf Diels, Reinhard Heydrich, and Heinrich Müller. These names struck terror into the hearts of European Jews 70 years ago. Today, the grandchildren and great grandchildren of those abused souls are mostly liberal Americans believing they are enjoying their freedom with impunity. The fact that tens of millions of people living on our soil do not believe it could happen here is frightening. If you acquire a time machine, just ask some Ancient Romans. They will tell you it is impossible.

    During our nightmarish attempts to adopt a child in South America in the 1980s, my wife and I stood amidst thousands of Chileans being rounded up by the Pinochet regime during the “state of siege.” Years earlier, they overwhelmingly welcomed General Pinochet as the savior of their democratic nation. So many exclaimed, “How is this possible? We are a free people." They were.


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