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About 34orion

Winston Churchill once said that if you were not a liberal when you were young you had no heart, and if you were not a conservative when you were older then you had no brain. I know I have both so what does that make me?

The Green Flash

Five years previously, I was in my car driving my mother to a radiation treatment for her lung cancer when my phone rang. As you can imagine the mood in my car was less than light. I guess some people … Continue reading

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The Green Flash

Chapter 1: “The green flash should happen at any moment.” The speaker of that line was my best friend, if people still use that phrase,  for the past 45 years, Conor Sean Kennedy. We were on the deck of his … Continue reading

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Daniel’s River

Dawn was breaking over the Hudson. The giant grey brown snake that slithers between the Upper West Side of Manhattan and the Palisades of New Jersey was shedding its night skin and transforming itself into the golden beast of opportunity … Continue reading

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September 11, 2021

That morning twenty years ago began like so many others had for me.  I rose early, conducted my morning ablutions, walked the dog and was in a cab heading to my office at the Sporting News before 7AM. You could … Continue reading

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Gonzo Goodbye

The sub-title of Hunter Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is “A Savage Journey To The Heart of The American Dream.” I was thinking about this yesterday for two reasons. First, I was wearing my “Fear and Loathing” t-shirt … Continue reading

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Tomahawk and Crown: Epilogue: Part Three

We were quiet for a few moments and he said “Lets go for a walk. “ Crossing the street we headed down Weyprechtstrasse and after a block or so we paused and he said “This used to be a park … Continue reading

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Tomahawk and Crown: Epilogue: Part 2

In the end, it had not been difficult to convince my father to go to Austria with me. While I am sure that my desire to understand his war experience and write a story about it was a part of … Continue reading

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Tomahawk and Crown: Epilogue: Part 1

 Epilogue Epilogue: “We learned in school that millions of years ago, the Vienna Woods, now stand was the shore of a vast ocean. The scene must have been fantastic, with monster waves crashing into the hills, and huge fish cruising … Continue reading

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Tomahawk and Crown: Part 2: Chapter 31

We arrived back at the Augsburg at a little past noon.  Andrews had the farm boy GI’s take the Gasoline drum from the back of the truck and bring it to the conference room where the Crown’s trunk was held. … Continue reading

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Tomahawk and Crown: Part 2: Chapter 30

Chapter 30 Well, not exactly empty. The velvet lined case held clear indents of where the Crown, Scepter and Orb had been kept along with a few pieces of cloth and what I was told later was St. Stephen’s Sword. … Continue reading

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