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RoddieH's Profile

Proud native Rhode Islander now residing in Pacific NW, Navy veteran (Lebanese Conflict 1983), moderate Democrat, amateur historian, author of two books (one published, one self-published), devout Red Sox fan. Despiser of all things Bush.

Diaries published: 70 (1573 days since last diary on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 08:57 PM PST)

Comments posted: 972 (1573 days since last comment on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 08:57 PM PST)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 527

Total Comment Ratings: 2719

Most Recommended Diary: Obama Stops at TOP POT DONUTS Seattle, 94 comments, 48 recommends

People Following RoddieH: 3

RoddieH's Most Recent Diaries:

Jennifer D. Haynes, my sister, was born on December 25, 1953. She died at the age of 14 on September 7, 1968, a victim of Cystic Fibrosis. I was almost 13 years old at the time of her death. Her ...
by RoddieH
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Feb 10, 2011 at 08:57 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Abraham Lincoln is generally ranked as one of the greatest Presidents in American history, among Washington, Jefferson (??), Theodore Roosevelt, and some would include FDR and Reagan in this small ...
by RoddieH
Comment Count 11 comments on Sat Feb 05, 2011 at 03:05 PM PST with 5 Recommends
Each time I tell the story below I am typically met with more with skepticism than with acceptance that what I write about actually took place. During the weekend before John Lennon's assassination ...
by RoddieH
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu Dec 09, 2010 at 05:35 PM PST with 5 Recommends
Twas a rainy, chilly (typical) fall day at Westlake Center in downtown Seattle where the announced attendance was 10 million, but I estimated it downward just a tad to 4 or 5,000. A photo report of ...
by RoddieH
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Oct 30, 2010 at 02:41 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
Open invitation to all who want their sanity restored or fear escalated: the Pacific NW version of the COLBERT/STEWART extravaganza happens Saturday, Oct 30.
by RoddieH
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Oct 27, 2010 at 11:52 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Crowds gathered in Belltown in downtown Seattle 10 minutes ago as Barack Obama entered TOP POT Donuts and bought a few dozen donuts . . .
by RoddieH
Comment Count 94 comments on Thu Oct 21, 2010 at 10:10 AM PDT with 48 Recommends

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