Remembrances


This month was my Father's birthday.  He would have been 70 this year. The only reason I realized it on the day itself was because of my phone. You see, apparently on someones birthday my phone displays a little birthday cake in the corner. I woke up, turned on the phone and there was the cake. …

Continue reading Remembrances

Doing What’s Right


Step, trustworthy, step, loyal, step helpful... I have an officer in my unit that my wife and I refer to as Major Burns. Everyone else in the unit refers to him as Maverick. His name isn't Burns and he's not a Major. We refer to him like that because he remind us of the character …

Continue reading Doing What’s Right

Communication is Key


Probably the most wonderful gift the human species has ever bestowed upon itself is the gift of language. Both written and spoken. Language has transformed the human species from a large and somewhat bright ape to a civilization building behemoth. Words gave us the ability to pass on what we had learned. Allowing our children …

Continue reading Communication is Key

And we begin…


I've been thinking a lot lately about my Father. Mostly because of how many things are being done wrong. I need to go back a little bit and but that in to context. I'm presently mobilized on what is being called an Overseas Contingency Operation. Several thousand miles from the people I love the most …

Continue reading And we begin…