A Review of Archy’s Final Act in Gallipoli-1981

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When examining Archy, he was filled with some sort of mischief from the beginning of the movie.  We start out the film with a commitment to a foolhardy barefoot race across the desert against a man on horseback.  Later he insists on competing in a legitimate footrace, albeit with shoes this time, a mere three […]

Henny Penny Takes Off: A Novel of War and Human Spirit by Odene Braithwaite

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The following was originally written for the AFROTC detachment newsletter at the University of Florida in a column titled X-Specht, the UnX-Spechted The title does not do it justice, but Henny Penny Takes Off, is a shocking tale of a young man in the early 1940s. Hobbes Spitz was a US factory worker supporting his […]

Disappearing Spaghetti Fields

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I originally wrote this for my high school newspaper for April Fools in the spring of 2001. I used it again for a column I had in the Air Force ROTC Detachment Newsletter at the University of Florida. My Column was X-Specht the Un-X-Spechted. ——————————————————————————————————————- Here is another of my rare but serious articles. Because […]