Tag: World War II

  • We’ve been hacked before

    We’ve been hacked before

    If you look hard enough, current events always have precedence in history. Maybe the players are different and the circumstances changed but, to turn a phrase from Mark Twain, “History may not repeat itself but it does rhyme.” In a few days we will swear in a new president whom many think was put in place […]

  • Finnish Ingenuity

    Finnish Ingenuity

    We had some house guests over last night who shared some observations about the Finnish people and their incredible spirit and creativity, especially when their backs are up against the wall. World War II was a time of extreme struggle for the Finns who found them up against the full wrath of Stalin’s Army. Out-numbered […]

  • Alexander Vraciu, the original Top Gun

    Alexander Vraciu, the original Top Gun

    On my way back from a day trip to LA, I sat next to a quiet old man who was settling in for the short flight back home to Oakland. I asked him how his day was going and was kind of surprised to hear him say he’s been really busy. He then told me […]