Veterans Day

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Last year I posted this link to the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs and several people wrote in to thank me. I decided it would be worth posting again. Any veteran who needs information or help in any way should click on this link to find the assistance you need and deserve.

When I joined the U. S. Air Force during the Viet Nam era, I thought my life was over. I moaned and groaned, and complained for some time. Looking back, I’m proud of my service and proud of my fellow service men. My father served and his father served. I’m happy to have joined their ranks.

We should all be very thankful for those who served our country.

On Another Note

Trisha and I want to thank all of the wonderful people who attended our keynote address at the Successful Aging Expo at the San Jose Convention Center last week. We were told we had over two hundred people at our presentation and many more came by our booth to say hello. It was a joy to see you all.

Salute To Veterans

On this Veterans Day weekend, I want to extend my sincere gratitude and best wishes to all veterans, past and present, for their service to our country. As a veteran myself, I know the sacrifice of both veterans and their families. I pay special tribute to those who were injured while on duty and those who made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. I know most don’t often talk about their service to the country, and I’m not sure many in our current culture even recognize the past and present price that has been paid for their freedom. Each year when my sons call me and say, “Thank you for your service Dad,” I know it was well worth it.

For all the veterans out there, here is a link to get information and/or questions answered about your benefits:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


I’m a bit more tan as I write this blog as I just returned from a great getaway to Florida. It’s interesting that I often hear Florida being joked about on television. You know, the comments such as, “God’s waiting room,” etc. Well, let me tell you, retired or not, there is simply something about the warm weather, blue skies, palm trees swaying in the breeze, great food, and laid back spirit that could relax the most tense among us. I caught myself sleeping in until 8:30 or 9:00, and that was with the benefit of a 3 hour time difference. While the summers are hot and humid, from November to April, Florida is really a paradise. If you’ve never been there, do yourself a favor and make the trip. You will love it.

Oh, and if you ever get to South Florida and the Jupiter/Hobe Sound area, when hungry I suggest you make your way to Dune Dogs, The Catfish House, and Harry and the Natives. If you would enjoy watching boats cruise the intercoastal while eating crab-dip nachos with a beverage, I suggest the Waterway Cafe. Just to be sure of my recommendations, I spent a lot of time in each establishment on my latest visit. You’re welcome.