Friday, February 13, 2009
Friday the 13th: News and notes
Battle of Olustee
This weekend marks the 33rd reenactment of the Battle of Olustee. It's a big event and draws up to 2,000 reenactors. For 12 of those 33 years, Mark and I, and later Jon (above in 2004) participated. And every year, I got shot and died. The kids, as drummers/runners, were much more nimble. This was our version of the Boy Scouts and it was great fun. The kids have long out grown it and, as result, so have I. The camping was the best part. I've been trying to find pictures of Mark in his first uniform, but have been unsuccessful so far. For more information about Olustee, click here.
Paratrooper in the vicinity
There is evidence that our paratrooper has arrived home for the weekend. There is a U-Haul trailer out front but no soldier. We suspect he is visiting friends.
Mike has been listed as a co-author of an article submitted to a biology journal. The title:
SPATIO-TEMPORAL SETTLEMENT PATTERNS OF THE NON-NATIVE TITAN ACORN BARNACLE, MEGABALANUS COCCOPOMA, IN NORTHEASTERN FLORIDA
Authors: Matthew R. Gilg, Elvis Lukaj, Mazen Abdulnour, Mike Middlebrook, Elmer Gonzalez, Ryan Turner and Ryan Howard
If accepted, it will be published in the Journal of Crustacean Biology. I guess I will have to subscribe.
I have always said that Friday the 13th was my lucky day because my wonderful partner of nearly 35 years was born on a Friday the 13th (not today). However, today the bank called first thing this morning to alert me to a rather significant error in my check book. Oh well. So much for lucky days.
Middle East vs. Mainstream Media
There is a long but thoughtful post about the media and its lack of coverage of the war in Iraq over at Love Letters to the Mideast. It's a worthwhile read.
Posted by Airborne dad at 9:08 AM