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 By Robert Tate    News    February 15, 2015

Where Do We Find Such Men?

With the study of history, we often think of the past as places where our heroes have risen above all obstacles by the very nature of their superior moral, physical and/ or spiritual qualities. We...

 By Robert Tate    News    January 15, 2015

Anarchy In The Wings

I will be honest with all of you. I don’t even know where to begin with this Robservation. In an era where, as a society, we should be reaching for the stars, we seem to be mired in the most toxic r...

 By Robert Tate    News    December 1, 2014

Oh, Johnny.

Mary had just had a bad night; a really, really bad night. The man her “friend” set her up with and had assured her was the “catch of the century,” had predictably turned out to be anything...

 By Robert Tate    News    November 1, 2014

"I Am Confused-Not Really"

There is a line from my favorite WWII movie, 12 O’clock High, where newly promoted LTC Harvey Stovall, played by Dean Jagger, is sitting in the office with Gregory Peck’s character, General...

 By Robert Tate    News    October 1, 2014

Time: That Relentless B@#%H

Over the past month or so, I have become acutely aware of two things. First, time is a relentless, non-caring force that will stop for nothing. Second, I realize that there are still some very small...

 By Robert Tate    News    September 1, 2014

War Stinks . . . But Sometimes, Just Sometimes . . . !!

I have been watching the crises in Iraq with some saturnine curiosity. I am not even sure where to begin with this Robservation. But I guess the best thing to do is to “cut to the chase” so to...

 By Robert Tate    News    August 1, 2014

What A World!!

The other day, my wife and I were minding our own business taking down wallpaper in our kitchen when we heard on Fox News that a Malaysian Airlines 777 had just been shot down in the Ukraine. A...

 By Robert Tate    News    July 1, 2014


Forrest Gump said, “I am not a smart man, but I know what love is.” In that vein I say, “I don’t fancy myself a super smart man, but I know idiocy when I see it.” Oh my, what in the heck is...

 By Robert Tate    News    June 1, 2014

Training and StandardIzation:

I just recently finished a month of training in Atlanta learning to fly a new airplane. For the last 12 years or so, I have been flying the Boeing 757 and 767 but now I will be flying the Boeing 717....

 By Robert Tate    News    May 1, 2014

You Really Can Go Back; It's Just Different

My wife, her sister and I just came back from a 10-day trip to Germany. Her niece and their family are stationed in the same place my wife and I were stationed from 1987-1993. You know, there is a...

 By Robert Tate    News    March 1, 2014

Rules Of The Road According To Yours Truly

You know, I spend a lot of time on the highway driving back and forth between Montgomery and Atlanta - some 500+ trips already. And I’ll tell you what, although I can’t say I’ve seen it all, I...

 By Robert Tate    News    February 1, 2014

I Am Not A Conspiracy Theorist

“Popular support is the first element which is necessary for the creation of authority. But an authority resting on that foundation alone is still quite frail, uncertain and vacillating. Hence...

 By Robert Tate    News    December 1, 2013


1. 2. December, 1914. For over four months, Europe has been...

 By Robert Tate    News    November 1, 2013


I opened the Montgomery Advertiser this morning and I was overwhelmed with joy. Okay, not overwhelmed, but I was pretty happy to see the Collings Foundation is bringing their B-17, B-24 and P-51 to...

 By Robert Tate    News    September 1, 2013

Political Correctness Strikes Again

I have been called many things in my life: Charming, witty, intelligent, suave, debonair, refined, talented and of course “da_n handsome.” Okay, I’m lying. I’ve never been called...


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