Archive for August 2009

Joplin Hamfest

This morning I, along with my oldest harmonic, headed down to a hamfest in Joplin, Missouri. The hamfest was at Joplin’s Holiday Inn convention center, not a huge venue but plenty of room for a medium-seized hamfest. I purchased my ticket at the door (my daughter got in free) and with each door ticket came […]

Hero at McDonalds

I stopped by McDonald’s this morning to grab some breakfast and the gentleman behind the counter taking the ordered ended up being a former Iraqi interpreter for US forces. He was able to wade through the visa program and had recently arrived here to the US. Most Americans have no idea the critical value that […]