Americans: Anxious and Worried

In September the long-delayed Frank Gehry designed Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial was dedicated in downtown Washington.   Understated and situated in a park-like setting across from the Air and Space Museum, a visitor strolls among  panels depicting Ike’s childhood, war service and presidency. The most compelling statue is of General Eisenhower addressing troops setting out from Britain for the D-Day landing.   Ike went on to become the … Continue reading Americans: Anxious and Worried

Ten Days to Key West

BRADENTON, FLORIDA:  Bob Blanchard, who will soon be 79, is about to ride his heavily laden Trek to Key West.  He expects the 475-mile trip to take ten days, averaging about 50 miles per day.  The most direct route would be 100 miles shorter but, as always, Bob will be doing things his way.            Bob Blanchard, Peach’s Restaurant, Bradenton, FL, … Continue reading Ten Days to Key West