Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Admiral Horatio Nelson

I would like to suggest a novel by my good golf buddy Don Tortorice whose latest book came out this month. It's a 50-years-in-the-making novel about Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, KB who was a British flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars.

I, Horatio, the novel, is the first presentation of the life of Horatio Nelson to be narrated in the first person, a recounting of his life in his own words. After a sort of slow start it becomes compelling after only a few chapters.

Don served in the U.S. Navy for five years, including as a swift boat skipper in Vietnam. For more than two decades he was a partner in an international law firm headquartered in Philadelphia, and worked for 13 years as a law professor at William and Mary. 

It can be viewed at www.ihoratiothenovel.com as a hardback, paperback, or (cheap) eBook.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

And when I die

When I die I'm not going to "pass", I'm going to DIE! Passing is for sissies. Men die. -- Dalton Hammond

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Why Birds Fly in A V Shape

Scientists have long wondered why large birds fly in a "V" formation.

I have seen many explanations but it seems to me that anybody with half a brain would realize that they do it to avoid the flying birdshit.

-- Dalton Hammond

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Skin Deep

I had a girl friend once who would make me wait an hour while she teased and sprayed her dyed hair, drew eyebrows back where the real ones had been plucked, glued on eyelashes and daubed mascara, painted her artificial fingernails, applied makeup and powder to hide her face, put on a bra to enhance her sagging bosoms, a girdle to make her look thinner, stockings and high heels to make her legs look shapelier and then spent the rest of the night bitching to me about how all guys are just fakes.

-- Dalton Hammond