Tuck’s Blog

Useful or Useless

I heard someone say that something was “about as useless as an ejection seat on a helicopter.”  That is a pretty picture, isn’t it?  As it turns out, there are helicopters with ejector seats!  Some eject pilots laterally; others first shed the blades before ejecting the pilots out the top of the aircraft.  One would…

Nevertheless

Did you watch the vice-presidential debates last night?  Me neither. I’m not going watching two guys wrangle over gets to become the top second banana!  Hey, I’m allergic to bananas!  No, what I’m really allergic to is people shouting over one another, talking at the same time, and refusing  to answer the questions they are asked. …

Things You Learn While Looking at Junk

I ran in Lonnie Colson the other day while shopping in our favorite fancy boutique.  OK, we were with our wives at DAV Thrift Store, but that’s the same thing! Every time I go in a thrift store like DAV or Goodwill, I am struck by all the wonderful treasures (a.k.a. “junk”) that people paid…

God in the Present

There’s nothing like a brush with death to make you seriously reflective.  I didn’t have time to reflect much in the seconds that I had before the car crashed into us a month ago.  Lynn said that I asked, “What’s he doing?”, but I don’t remember saying that.  I do remember reflecting in the seconds…