Welcome to our Blog

Mother’s Day and Carnations

Begun by Anna Maria Jarvis in 1908 Mother's Day is celebrated by over 50% of the world's people on the second Sunday of May. A very meaningful Day which is symbolized by Pink and Red Carnations for the living and White for those who have passed. Remembering Mom before...

Number 58220

The 58220 is the DCAS (Defense Casualty Analysis System) number of American deaths during the Vietnam War. The actual number has changed upward slightly over the years, and currently there are 58,318 names on the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington DC....

Corona Virus Prespective

Coronavirus Perspective The Coronavirus (AKA the Wuhan Virus) apparently began in Wuhan, a city in Hubei, China. It became obvious and was noted openly by medical personnel in Wuhan, China in December 2019 but these initially medical warnings were suppressed by...

We’re Still Here

And you thought you knew....  This is not a plug for the various DNA testing services, nevertheless the results can be interesting. In this writer's case the maternal side's immediate relatives always insisted that I was (i.e., Finnish vs Swedish) nearly 100% of...

Person of the Day

Having chicken pox when young increases one's chances of getting shingles later. We are on the downside of that latter condition right now, and how that leads to my "person of the day."  Once the condition developed some quick online research pretty much confirmed it....

Buster’s Diet Rules

The other element that goes hand in hand with the positive addiction of exercise is, of course, one’s diet. In my case it was a gradual transformation that now some would describe as extreme. The photo here is partially representative of where I am today. Some of my...

Buster’s Take on Exercise

One of my personal philosophy’s main tenets is to always be willing to change.  In many ways you/we have no choice. This leads to a favorite positive addiction: exercise. The snowshoe photo is my actual existing pair of two pair I had (AKA Army snowshoes) which...

Buster’s Take on Politics and Religion

--The political jury is out on anything after 1970. It takes 50 years for everything to shake out. Notes: Truman: A-Bombs ended WWII and the Berlin Airlift--Unbelievably tough calls. He drove home (he loved driving) from to Missouri after leaving office - class act....

Yunga Tart Blog Introduction

This is an introduction to our blog.  Buster, whose imagine will appear in a future blog posting,  is our front man. As a non-Baby Boomer (i.e., born before 1946) he has agreed to partially dispense with 7 plus decades of experience and observations with an...

Heart Shaped Contrails