The razor sharp tips of these Cascade mountain tops poked through the cloud layer below, reminding me of shark fins sticking out of the waters of an ocean. Taken in late April 2016 just south of the U.S.-Canadian border on my way home from Vancouver, British Columbia.
World War II was little over 70 years ago making those who fought in their late 80’s into their 90’s. Every day we loose more and more true heroes who risked their lives so we could have freedom. Many have untold stories and show what true grit and courage it took while fighting in the war.
On this Veteran’s Day (Remembrance Day) I strongly encourage you to visit Josh Scott’s efforts to record the stories these veterans have to offer on his Facebook page Memoirs of World War II. Josh has just started this project but has done a wonderful job in helping bring the stories of World War II veterans to life.
If you know a Veteran or happen to pass one while on a walk, thank them for their service today. Without their service, the World could be much different for all of us.
I was flying home from Toronto on October 7, 2016 and I had a short layover in Chicago. If you have ever flown into Chicago, most of the time the wind is coming from the west which means you approach O’Hare International from the east flying over Lake Michigan with the cityscape of Chicago to the left of the plane, which I strategically had knowing the possibility of the view (If you know me, I love aviation).
October 7 is pretty significant for Chicago Fans as it was Game 1 of the NLDS vs the Giants. This picture is of Wrigley Field ablaze in light only a few short hours before the game was to start.
Which is why we are originally here. I am a diehard Milwaukee Brewers fan. And if you don’t know, the Cubs are pretty close to the mortal enemies of the Brewers (as well as the Dirty Birds of St. Louis). Think Packers vs. Bears . . . But recently I have been reading articles about why Milwaukee fans need to cheer on the Cubs:
- 15 reasons Brewers fans are rooting for the Cubs
- OK, MILWAUKEE, YOU CAN CHEER CUBS
- Is It okay for Milwaukee to cheer for the Chicago Cubs in the World Series?
In short, NO—It is not OK to cheer for the Cubs if you are a Milwaukee fan. Milwaukee, a little more than one hour north of Chicago becomes Wrigley North when the two teams play, and to be honest, they are rude, impolite and if you ever read the papers, out of control at times (see article—Miller Park Brawl Ends In Arrests of Cubs Fans).
So, No I am not rooting for the Cubs. Sorry you haven’t won the World Series in a while. Yes you have a rich tradition and a great stadium rich in history, but in sports, you are not my team and never will be, plus I’m rooting for the small market teams.
Sorry, NOT sorry Cubs. Go Cleveland!