Author Archives: Terry Welshans

About Terry Welshans

I grew up in Burbank, California. My dad worked at a company that made sub assemblies for about every airplane made in the 1960-1970 era, so it was only natural that the aviation bug bit me while I was quite young. I hold a commercial pilot certificate and fly as much as I can. I live in Bardstown, Kentucky with my wife, moving here after we retired. I am a Vietnam veteran and a cancer survivor. I like to keep politicians honest, and do so when they open an avenue where I feel they have erred.

Nuclear Power, Japan, and Korea

By Terry Welshans By the mid-1930s most nations with an interest in such things, were trying to understand how nuclear energy worked. Physicists in Germany, Denmark, Hungary, Japan, England, and the United States were writing and reading scientific papers on … Continue reading

Posted in American History, Communism, History, Imperialism, Japan, North Korea, Science, South Korea, United States, World War II | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

More Train Stories

My career on the railroad started 20 years after the last SP/ATSF/UP steam-powered train left town. I watched the workforce dry up from more than 200,000 employees down to 20,000 nation wide. I watched double track get torn up and … Continue reading

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American Railroading

As steam came to a close in America there were still a few wooden cars running in backwater railroads. All wood passenger car ‘Royal Blue’ B&O RR, 1890 (Wikipedia)

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We knew today was coming…

My sister was diagnosed with lung cancer about six months ago. She went to her doctor with a concern about her shortness of breath and a chronic cough. The doctor had her admitted to the local hospital for diagnosis, which … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care, Memorial | 4 Comments

Lets talk about social media

Social media is a handy way to communicate with family and friends, and a way to share precious moments with others. The applications that provide these services are many, and I will not attempt to list them all. They all … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Semitism, Christianity, Corruption, Democracy, Free Speech, Propaganda, Tribalism | 8 Comments

Just a few observations:

In a recent article, I think Bill Palmer is reading it wrong. A battle hardened Admiral or General, Army or Marine, can not be intimidated or embarrassed by this guy. Could Nimitz, Puller, Patton, Bradley or Montgomery or any of … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation, Breaking News, US Military, War | 2 Comments

Nothing Personal. Just Business

I have owned and operated a few businesses over the last 60 years, and I have studied business law, drawn contracts and agreements, but do not have an advanced degree. I have taught as an adjunct professor at a college … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election, Criminal Law, Economics, Political Science, Politics, United States | 5 Comments