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September 16, 2018


Years ago, I had an opportunity to work in NYC or Washington, D.C. for the new administration of the old movie actor, Ronald Reagan, elected president, Nov. 1979. I think I voted for him since I thought his predecessor and Democratic candidate, Jimmy Carter, had failed rather signally as president, although I admired him as […]

Aviate, Navigate, Communicate

July 3, 2017


All pilot training includes this little rule when faced with an emergency when in the air. Aviate, Navigate, Communicate. By this the instructor pilots mean that you need to fly the plane first, then you can navigate (where am I???) and finally communicate (hello Atlanta Center, I’ve got a problem). It’s not going to help […]

Two Cuban Exiles and an American Inducted into the Imperial Order of Charles V, November, 2015

January 13, 2016


By Dr. Salvador Larrua-Guedes The Alcázar de Segovia is an imposing fortress whose construction began more than ten centuries ago, started by the Romans in the year 80 BC. So the first fortification erected on this site was initiated at least 2100 years ago. Many of the kings and queens of Spain have lived here. […]