Sewing Her Way Out of Poverty –

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Sewing Her Way Out of Poverty – Sewing Her Way Out of Poverty By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF Published: September 14, 2011 In Kenya, a former prostitute’s dressmaking business bought her children a better home and an education, showing how empowering women can lift families out of poverty. Sewing Her Way Out of Poverty –

Impromptu Rifle Range and Lessons Learned!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Post Parris Island rifle range refresher course; some lessons are learned well and quickly!

Marines pour resources into mental health care

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – They have been in harms way for years in two countries, in a branch of the military where toughness and self-reliance have been especially prized for generations. Now the Marines are struggling against an enemy that has entrenched itself over nearly a decade of war: mental illness. via Marines pour resources […]

Judge Says Constitution Protects Right to Lie About Purple Heart | Threat Level |

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Now this is an odd issue. As a writer I tend to be absolutist where the First Amendment is concerned, but as a US Marine, I respect any and all attempts to preserve the integrity of our Service Men and Women. I think I would have erred on protecting the Services but perhaps have moderated […]

We celebrate that Constitution secures rights today

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Copyright the Chillicothe Gazette For four long months in the summer of 1787, the delegates of the Constitutional Convention debated a document that eventually would become the U.S. Constitution. On Sept. 17 of that year, 39 of the delegates signed the document that took so much work to draft and ratify. As part of our […]

The Marines can answer anything!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Two California Highway Patrol Officers were conducting speeding enforcement on I-15, just north of the Marine Corps Air Station at Miramar . One of the officers was using a hand held radar device to check speeding vehicles approaching the crest of a hill. The officers were suddenly surprised when the radar gun began reading 300 […]

B-17 bomber visit sparks memories for WWII

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

B-17s over Berlin B-17 bomber visit sparks memories for WWII vet Howard Claflin, 88 Posted by Brian Albrecht / Plain Dealer Reporter August 15, 2009 20:21PM Lisa DeJong / The Plain Dealer “There are no ordinary lives,” said Ken Burns of those who served in a global cataclysm so momentous that the filmmaker simply entitled […]


Thursday, February 26th, 2009

The teacher gave her fifth grade class an assignment: Get their Parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it. The next day, the kids came back and, one by one, began to tell their stories. There were all the regular types of stuff: spilled milk and pennies saved. But […]

USS Freedom visits Cleveland to show off new class of warship

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Written by James Ewinger/Plain Dealer Reporter Gus Chan/Plain Dealer Reporter           The USS Freedom could be the punch line for a great riddle, because no one would ever guess that a 3,100-ton, 377-foot warship could go more than 50 mph.  But it can, and did Thursday when it steamed into the Port of Cleveland […]

Heros All

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008