Monday, April 30, 2012

Pow-Pow-Power Rangers!


Saturday was Junior Ranger Day at Antietam.

Take a look at these three sisters who were at my orientation talk:

They're great kids.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Volunteers in action at Antietam National Battlefield

Let's work together!

All around Sharpsburg.



Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Birds and the Bees

My backyard, just north of Boonsboro.


Antietam Sunrise


Have I ever mentioned...?

 of course I have.



Saturday, April 07, 2012

Veteran's preference, Oh my! so many responses

I thank everyone for their thoughtful responses.  There are many facets to this discussion, and I guess I tend to look at the argument through my old Navy-issue spectacles.

Here's what I've come away from this discussion with:

a. There is an unfortunate confusion regarding the nature of military service vis-a-vis public service.

b. The phrase "Thank you for your service" may be kind of pro forma these days.

I'll give the last word to Jerry Desko who's comment proves that brevity is, indeed the soul of wit: 

Veteran preference in federal civil service is good. What's the problem?

Thanks all!

                                (hey! that's me, bottom row center)


Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Dogwood at Antietam National Cemetery


                     Having a beautiful spring

                     Wish you were here!

Just east of Sharpsburg,

Ranger Mannie