I Am Back

It has been some time, over a year hiatus.

So let us recap shall we?

I have changed “jobs” same company however I am slightly closer to my home as well as aa slight increase in pay.  One of the drawbacks is I work midnight shift now and my wife works days.  We do both get weekends off, I am off Friday and Saturday nights and back to work Sunday evenings, as a result is  slightly mitigated by that.

I lost my Sensei, Jack Hogan a few months back.  There is not a day that goes by I do not think of him and his wisdom.  Life is a precious thing my friends, choke the shit out of it and own yours before it is gone.

More on that later.

For now splash splash waddle waddle.



Sgt. Stubby: Hero Dog of WWI

I love my dog, but if she hears fireworks, rustling paper, or the sound of a broom, she runs and hides. Not so with Stubby, a little stray bull terrier found by J. Robert Conroy and smuggled into the 102nd Infantry during WWI. Sgt. Stubby was originally intended to just be a mascot (he could do a little salute!), but soon proved far more useful. After suffering a mustard gas attack, Stubby became ultra-sensitive to its odor and was able to run through the trenches, barking and biting soldiers awake before an attack. The dog could locate wounded Americans on the battlefield by listening for the specific sounds of English amid the fracas. He’d stay and bark until the medics came, or lead the soldiers back to the trench.

Once, when a new soldier in the trench called to him, Stubby’s ears went flat and he charged. The man ran, and Stubby bit him on the leg, causing him to fall. Stubby kept attacking until soldiers came. The man he bit had been a German spy who was mapping out the trenches. Eventually, Stubby was injured and unable to return to the front line. He spent the rest of the war on duty in the hospital, improving the morale of the wounded men. By the end of WWI he’d been in 17 battles. Sgt. Stubby lived out the rest of his life comfortably with his master, Conroy.

Borrowed  From : http://mentalfloss.com/article/56157/11-incredible-acts-courage