My Annual New Year’s Message

My Annual New Year’s Message

Costa Mesa, Ca. January 1, 2022 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...
Ode to a High School Sweetheart

Ode to a High School Sweetheart

Costa Mesa, Ca. May 4, 2021 Dear Family & Friends: Sharon Smestad Burke is the love of my life. We met at Burbank High School in 1960. I was a senior and she was a junior. We married in my first year of college. In June, we will celebrate our 60th wedding...
Detouring Down Memory Lane

Detouring Down Memory Lane

Costa Mesa, California April 15, 2021 Dear Family & Friends: Have you ever wondered how cases are argued in the United States Supreme Court?  I didn’t think so, but I’ll continue anyway with this off-topic post. The Supreme Court has been in the news recently and...
The Jerry Schemmel Show

The Jerry Schemmel Show

Costa Mesa, Ca. January 15, 2021 Dear Family & Friends: Jerry Schemmel is a sportscaster who hosts a very popular radio show in Denver, Colorado called “Amazing Americans.” Jerry was formerly the play-by-play voice of Major League Baseball’s...