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Showing posts from July, 2019
I'm currently waiting to see when my car will get out of the shop and was reminded of this train wreck :-)

As a reminder, Bomb Shelter Radio will be dark (aka No Broadcast) on July 25th, 2019. Our next broadcast will be on August 1st, 2019 at 8PM US/Eastern Time. I hope you will be able to join us then!


The current pulse of the country

Saw this today and it really scratched an itch I have been having about "Life in the USA" right now...



Friday July 18th, 1969 14:46 - Apollo 11 mission day 3 of 9 - 302,400 Kilometers from Earth, 3,807 km/h, Command Module docked with Lunar Module. 

I'm 67 years old. Every day, the future looks a little bit darker. But the past... even the grimy parts of it... keep on getting brighter. --

Apollo at 50

Life is a bit crunchy now, but it isn't time to share that with you all. 

Instead, let me remind everyone that Apollo 11 lifted off 50 years ago today. You can follow the mission "live" at or watch the original CBS TV Broadcast, see for details.
Because of events celebrating man landing on the Moon, the show on July 18th, 2019 is tentative. Watch social media for further updates.
Cheers, Illya 

A brief bit of joy in the morning...

There isn't a lot of joy in commuting, or in being a member of the daily grind set. You have to dig for bright spots, like diamonds scattered and hidden among the dust.

Today featured one of the few bright spots in my morning. After a long commute, I get to the escalator out of the dark and dusty Metro and hear the wonderful bright voice of Emma G performing at 7th and Maryland SW in DC. She always bring a smile to my face. I highly recommend checking out her music at

In unrelated news... Per normal, there will be another ridiculous episode of Bomb Shelter Radio this evening, 8PM in the usual place. Check out for details.

In related news... BSR on 7/18/2019 is now tentative. Next week is the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, and we hope to attend some of the celebration.

I hope you will be able to join us tonight.


Somewhere Near The Lincoln Memorial... PART 2

Over the past few days, a lot of Military and Civilian workers were asked to sacrifice their time to support a "Dog and Pony" show on the National Mall. For that, and many other things, I say thank you.

As for the "Dog and Pony" show, now I understand why historical markers near my hometown point out that Benedict Arnold planned to give up West Point and the nearby Stewart Airfield to the British during the Revolutionary War (snicker) #RevolutionaryWarAirportStories. Reference: and

One if by land. Two if by Hartsfield International. - Pat Forde on Twitter

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend. I hope you will tune in next week!


In Washington, DC... Somewhere Near The Lincoln Memorial...


Breaking News (CRASH) - The BSR website now is hosting recordings of previous shows!
See for more!