Nick Russell on December 30th, 2009

A Nevada couple has been all over the news following their ordeal when the GPS system in their car took them down a series of primitive Forest Service roads in Oregon for 35 miles, where they got stuck in the snow and were stranded for three days. In January, 2008, a man in New York […]

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Nick Russell on December 27th, 2009

According to news reports, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian man who tried to blow up a Northwest airliner in Detroit on Christmas Day, was known to have terrorist ties. His name was placed on a watch list because of his contact with radical Islamics. Last month his own father, a respected banker, went to the […]

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Nick Russell on December 22nd, 2009

I have a buddy who always jokes that he’d divorce his wife, but between the attorney fees, alimony, and the cost of finding a new wife and training her, it’s just cheaper to keep the one he has. (Hey, don’t yell at me, he’s the male chauvinist pig!) I was reminded of that when dealing […]

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Nick Russell on December 19th, 2009

There was a time in the not too distant past of this country when too many big companies thought that they were so powerful that they didn’t have to listen to the needs and complaints of their customers, and they didn’t. We all remember Ma Bell’s unofficial slogan of “We don’t care, because we don’t […]

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Nick Russell on December 15th, 2009

Unlike during my time in uniform, these days the American people are showing a much deserved appreciation for our military, and rightly so. Welcome home parades, yellow ribbons on trees and utility poles, a smile and a “thank you” go a long, long way toward making them feel welcomed back home. Some people are going a […]

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Nick Russell on December 11th, 2009

What is it about rich and/or powerful men that makes them blow it all over a quick roll in the hay? Why would anybody who was obviously smart enough to work their way up to positions like state governors, or even President of the United States, be dumb enough to throw everything away for a […]

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Nick Russell on December 6th, 2009

I’m sure by now most of you know that Friday night my wife and I returned to our motorhome to find an armed burglar in the process of ransacking our home on wheels. If you happened to miss that, rather than go through the whole story here, you can read two Nick’s Blog entries about […]

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Nick Russell on December 2nd, 2009

I wasn’t any kind of hero when I was in the Army, and I am not a scholar of military history, but having spent some time in uniform, I just can’t understand this nonsense of putting deadlines on a war. The United States has a timetable which calls for the withdrawal of all combat troops […]

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