Bounce Back from the Setback

Costa Mesa, California January 22, 2016 Dear Family & Friends: My sincere thanks to all of you who offered such kind words of encouragement and advice. I view every one of you as true friends, and I am grateful for your love and support. Please know that I read, and re-read, every message and I […]



Costa Mesa, California January 14, 2016 Dear Family & Friends: 2016 has not started well for me. I had a freak accident on New Years Eve. Every year, a good friend invites Sharon and I to his New Years Eve party. He is a 92-year old World War II veteran. He doesn’t drink, so no […]


Burke-Khang Expedition

Costa Mesa, Ca. January 11, 2016 Dear Family & Friends: I hope your 2016 has started well and will finish in spectacular form. I culled through thousands of photos and hours of video to prepare a short movie of our Burke-Khang expedition late last year. You can watch this 37-minute movie by clicking on the […]


My Annual New Year’s Message

Costa Mesa, Ca. December 31, 2015 Dear Family & Friends: During the darkest days of World War II, King George VI came to the microphone of the BBC to deliver the annual¬† Christmas message to the British Commonwealth. He spoke these eloquent and immortal words: I said to the man who stood at the Gate […]