2015 Stanley Cup Champions

16 June 2015 Leave a comment

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Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks on winning the 2015 Stanley Cup. The Blackhawks defeated Tampa Bay Lightning last night in Game 6 of the series, 2-0 and winning the series 4-2. It is the third championship for the Hawks in the last 6 years. It is the first time in 77 years that the Hawks won the Cup on home ice. Congratulations to Duncan Keith on winning the Conn Symthe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs.  It was the ninth time a defenseman won it.

 

Looking forward for a repeat performance in 2016.

D-Day Anniversary 2015

Today is the 71th Anniversary of D-Day. It is about the sacrifices made on the beaches of Normandy by our military and those of our Allies.  I remember Charles M Schulz’s honor of D-Day in his Peanuts strip. And of course, Ronald Regan speech in 1984 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this event comes to my mind of what these fine men did on this day.

To understand the numbers of this invasion, visit the link, D-Day By The Numbers [History.com].

2015 NHL Western Conference Champions

The Chicago Blackhawks pose in front of the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl with NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The Chicago Blackhawks pose in front of the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl with NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks on winning the Campbell Bowl as the NHL Western Conference last night by defeating Anaheim Ducks in best of seven, 4-3.  The Hawks will play the Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday in Tampa.  It will be their third appearance in the last 6 years. Go Hawks!

2015 NHL Eastern Conference Champions

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Tampa Bay Captain Steve Stamkos accepts Prince of Wales trophy Source : Yahoo Sports

Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Lightning on winning the Prince of Wales Trophy as Eastern Conference champions.  Tampa Bay defeated last year’s Eastern Conference champion, New York Rangers, 4-3.  The Lightning will play the winner of the Western Conference Finals next Wednesday.

The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994

Here is the twenty-second volume, The Complete Peanuts 1993-1994 with forward by Jake Tapper.

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The previous volume can still be purchased in the US.  Amazon.com still carries these volumes. The official current list of available The Complete Peanuts volumes can be found at Fantagraphic’s website.

The Complete Peanuts 1991-1992

Here is the twenty-first volume, The Complete Peanuts 1991-1992 with forward by Tom Tomorrow.

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The previous volume can still be purchased in the US.  Amazon.com still carries these volumes. The official current list of available The Complete Peanuts volumes can be found at Fantagraphic’s website.

Remembering Pearl Harbor

7 December 2014 Leave a comment

Today is commemorated as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It is the 73th Anniversary of this event. Let us remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives for the freedom we experience today.

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Visit these sites for historical information about the attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941:
Department of Navy – Naval Historical Center – Pearl Harbor Raid
National Geographic – Remembering Pearl Harbor
The Pearl Harbor Day Page
Wikipedia – Attack on Pearl Harbor

Listen to FDR’s “Day of Infamy” Speech, courtesy of University of Missouri-Kansas City, and see copy of the speech delivered to the Joint Session of Congress on 8 December 1941.

 

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