Late summer, early fall of 1942, the decisive land battles of the Pacific Theater were being fought on Guadalcanal. There were two key battle locations that, essentially, held the key to victory: Edson’s Ridge and the mouth of the Matanikau River. The mouth of the Matanikau was important because it was the only reasonable place
In the Nadi airportt right now. Keyboard sticks. Flight leaves to Hhoniara in an hour or so. Fiji was very cool and nothing like I expected.
The good thing about the OC is that you don’t really have to go all that far to get into the boondocks. Went hiking yesterday on the Bear Canyon Loop Trail in Cleveland N.F., about a half-hour drive from here with the trailhead just off Ortega Hwy. Ended up being a fun hike. The first
Cab driver from DFW to the W Victory was Palestinian: “What are they fighting for? What do they want their own country for? We already have 22 Arab countries and they all suck. What do we want a 23rd for?” Of course, he also mentioned that the only people greedier than the “yellow man” were
Got my semi-annual bonus check yesterday, so bought my tickets to the Solomons today. Ended up cutting a day off the Fiji part of the trip in order to save $600 on airfare, but that’ll probably be okay (although it might mean I end up staying those two days somewhere closer to Nadi). Now all
Yeah, so I’m only posting this frequently b/c the new blog is fun. I’ll cut back soon, promise. Anyway, inspired by other writers who give out their convention attendance plans, here’s my tour schedule this year. If anyone’s going to be in any of these areas when I am, give me a holler. January 8-11:
So my recent fascination with WWII has resulted in the site’s new appearance. Hopefully it’s offending all the pacifists out there because, clearly, I love war and consider it the answer to all of life’s problems. Especially alcoholism. I’m also planning a trip to the Solomon Islands — no joke — so I can go