Category Archives: Military

…just another day at the beach

It has been several years since I have visited the Normandy beaches and the “cemetery”. There is a certain spiritual feeling that captures your mind and soul. It is real and it surrounds you Continue reading

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Brief conversations with heroes …

I suspect that veterans don’t buy these hats for themselves but that their kids or grand kids do. Continue reading

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Summer time and the livin is easy

Summertime and the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high
Your rich daddy’s in congress and Continue reading

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12/7; 6/6; 9/11; 8/9…58,286

The other day a news reporter asked a recently graduated college student “Do you know what Benghazi is all about?” She replied “Ben Garzi, I think he was in my economics class.” Continue reading

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The “Madness” continues…

… it’s more than just basketball and…

I feel smarter already. Continue reading

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Ramblings of a “mad” man…part 4

It is going on 4 years now and in order to keep the monthly streak going, I submit the following to confirm that… Continue reading

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Tehran, wastebaskets, Ben and the FBI

I get a daily and monthly report on visits to my web site www.driftwoodartdesigns.com and my blog www.danielncarney.com . Recently, I got several “visits” from people in Tehran, Iran, and I thought that one or more of our crack security agencies might be interested in the reason for the contacts and begin to monitor my sites. Continue reading

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Remembering friends…JFK and veterans

In case you you haven’t heard, it will soon be the 50th year anniversary of that terrible day in Dallas. People my age, remember, in detail, what they were doing and where they were when they found out about Kennedy’s assassination. Continue reading

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The glass bowl

The glass bowl is a misnomer. It should be the “bowl of memories”. It is a bowl filled with ticket stubs and collateral associated with places, concerts, events and various other memorable and not so memorable things in my life. Continue reading

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yesterday’s tears … the “Wall”, Normandy and Louis Zamperini

I think Americans are so far removed from our service men and women that, as a result, have no emotional connection with the sacrifices they and their families make. A soldier from Connecticut was killed in Afghanistan the other day and sadly it becomes another statistic buried on page 12 of newspapers around the country. Continue reading

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