Soulful Rendezvous

Quill & Parchment

You are smiling, tell me the pain you are hiding?
You have a tearful smile on your Lips
You are Pining on the inside of this facade
Your tears will turn to poison, the tears you swallow silently
These wounds healed by time, why you peel them again
Some things are Destined, You have lost to Destiny
No one can justify being alone,
The one that was yours is another’s today
Why this happens, why was this bound to happen
Is the world is such? Why is it such then?
If you hold my hand once, I will hold yours forever
My heart will beat inside your chest
Where there is Love, why is there such vast distance
Someone has not left this deserted home
Someone still knocks on the depleted heart
Why he gives hope to a shattered soul
The downcast eyes are holding turbulent storms
There is some…

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25 November 1944

Pacific Paratrooper

Lieutenant Yamaguchi’s Yokosuka D4Y3 (Type 33) Suisei diving at Essex, 25 November 1944. The dive brakes are extended and the non-self-sealing port wing tank is trailing fuel vapor and/or smoke

Aircraft from the Task Forces 38.2 and 38.3 both bombed The Japanese shipping off central Luzon in the Philippine Islands.  Planes from the American aircraft carrier, USS Ticonderoga (CV-14), sank the enemy heavy cruiser IJN Kumano in Dasol Bay.  Hellcats and Avengers from the Ticonderoga, Essex, Langley and Intrepid attacked a Japanese convoy and sank the IJN Yasojima and landing ships.  The enemy army cargo ship Manei Maru was sunk and the Kasagisan Maru was damaged.

Kamikazes broke through the US Navy’s defenses and pushed on to attack and damage the USS Essex, IntrepidHancock and Cabot.   The following 4-minute video is actual footage.

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Military Humor – Disney & Looney Tunes at war – 

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Farewell Salutes…

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David Gunn, a new Railroad Hero?

David L. Gunn is a transportation system administrator who has headed several important railroads and transit systems in North America.

Gunn has the following work experience:

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway 1964 to 1967

New York Central Railroad 1967 to 1968

Assistant Vice-President, Illinois Central Gulf Railroad 1969 to 1974

Director of Commuter Rail, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 1974 to 1975

Director of Operations, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) 1975 to 1979

General Manager and Chief Operations Officer, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) 1979 to 1984

President, New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) 1984 to 1990

General Manager, Washington DC Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) 1991 to 1994

Chief General Manager, Toronto Transit Commission 1995 to 1999

President, AMTRAK, 2002-2005.

Eight Things I Love About Blogging! (1 Min Read)

Home Ed Family Life

I’ve been blogging for a few years now, initially, it started because I needed to vent my feelings after a miscarriage writing a post called Coping with a miscarriage. Since then I’ve branched out into talking about education and health.

Here is a brief list of the things I love about blogging:

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