Over the weekend, a Russian destroyer made a run at the USS Chancellorsville, nearly causing a collision between the two ships. This has much of the world in a tizzy, but the reality is that once upon a time this was a fairly common occurrence. If not common, at least not something about which governments and news agencies got their knickers in a wad over.
But the whole thing, along with the return of the Peace Protestors to the gates of Bangor, has Dave reminisces about his own time during the Cold War aboard USS Michigan SSBN-727(G). It was an amazing experience in a beautiful place…
Happy September! Labor Day, such as it is, has never really held much meaning for me beyond the weekend before school starts and the beginning of another Football Season. Every job I’ve ever worked – even the union one – we worked Holidays, Saturdays, Sundays, Birthdays and Nights (Get it? SSBN…)
Anyway, I wasn’t going to do a show for today, but I was reading on Friday afternoon about some stuff that left me a bit… well… you’ll see. Read the rest of this entry