Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veterans Day!

This is a picture of my cousin Gary and his unit in Afghanistan in 2002-2003. Gary retired from the Army shortly after returning home. A couple of his buddies took a second tour and gave their lives in Afghanistan. Take a few moments today to thank a veteran.

Thanks, T! We're proud of you!

Friday, December 16, 2011

An Afternoon in Kerrville

Having Victory Yakima Glory. I used to be skeptical about Cascadian Dark Ales as a distinct beer style. Maybe I thought it was heresy to proclaim a new style in defiance of BJCP guidelines.

Who cares? I like CDAs. This one is good. My favorite, though, is Hop in the Dark by Deschutes.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Peter Graves - 1926-2010

Clarence has clearance. What's his vector, Victor? Godspeed Captain Oveur, over.

I remember Peter Graves better as Jim Phelps from Mission: Impossible, though.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Texas Independence Day

Commandancy of the Alamo
Bexar, Feby. 24th 1836

To the People of Texas & all Americans in the world --

Fellow citizens & compatriots --

I am besieged by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna --

I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man --

The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken --

I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls --

I shall never surrender or retreat.

Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch --

The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country --

Victory or Death.

William Barret Travis
Lt. Col. Comdt.

P.S. The Lord is on our side -- When the enemy appeared in sight we had not three bushels of corn -- We have since found in deserted houses 80 or 90 bushels & got into the walls 20 or 30 heads of Beeves.