Out With One Year, In With the Next Saturday, December 31 @ 10:23:19 EST by RonCharest (927 reads)
As 2011 quickly passes into history, I have a few moments to
reflect back on everything that’s happened these past 12 months. It has actually been a good year for Winnie
and me, with lots of potential for an even better year to come.
Bowie and Cosby Sing a Christmas Song Thursday, December 22 @ 12:40:38 EST by RedTravelMaster (937 reads)
Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, I've just learned the singers behind one of my favorite Christmas songs. So, in the spirit of the Christmas season, I thought to share this with my many (more than three) readers.
Let's Talk Turkey Thursday, November 24 @ 05:00:00 EST by RonCharest (1581 reads)
In honor of another annual Day of Thanks,
I thought to muse upon the ghosts of Turkeys Thanksgiving holidays passed. For those loyal readers who make it
all the way through my ramblings, there's a bonus Thanksgiving music
video thrown in for fun.
In Honor of Veteran's Day 2011 Friday, November 11 @ 07:57:30 EST by RonCharest (1467 reads)
The further away I've gotten from my active duty days, the more important Veteran's Day has become. As of today I've been retired off active duty for 15 years and Veteran's Day has become the day I consider "my" holiday, as well as "the" holiday for my fellow veterans and those still serving. Note:Nov 15: Edited Format
My Letter to the City of Oakland Sunday, November 06 @ 08:09:30 EST by RonCharest (1088 reads)
I've watched the "Occupy Wall Street" movement from the start, and can't help but being impressed with the way the protesters have handled themselves. For the most part, they have conducted themselves with exemplary behavior. However, the same cannot be said for the local governments and police departments. Aside from New York, the worse is the City of Oakland, California. Note:Nov 15: Added Update.
The End of Summer 2011 Sunday, October 02 @ 09:40:23 EDT by RonCharest (1047 reads)
Another season passed, another season beginning. It has been a very busy summer here in the Virginia edition of the Charest family. We started with refinancing our house the evening before leaving on a three week trip to China. Upon our return home; the rest of the summer was a blur of recovering from our vacation trip, work, boating, really hot weather, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding rainstorms, and several groups of family visitors.
Let Him Die - Really? Saturday, September 17 @ 14:39:20 EDT by RonCharest (2259 reads)
It was just last year that we as a nation had a vicious and bitter "debate," more properly called a descent into insanity, over whether we should have some semblance of pretending to create a national health care policy. I did my part in debating the position of sanity and compassion in the readers comments section of our local rag, now called "Inside NOVA.com." What I remember most from this experience was just how vicious and selfishly mean the Republican side of the argument was.