Tag Archives: military

An Ironic Cast of Characters

My initial reaction to the 2016 Presidential election was something like an incidence of physical trauma. I went to bed before the dust had settled, but I had no illusions that a Clinton comeback was in the offing as I slept. I proceeded through the early morning hours in a somber mood, and looked about […]

Thank a Veteran?

When I joined the Army in 1987, I didn’t do so out of some overwhelming patriotic duty, or a desire to uphold the Constitution or to preserve American freedom. I did it because I was looking for a better job than I had, and the Army had some cool jobs, decent pay (if you consider […]

Where is the Outrage?

I read something today that has finally helped me to understand the lack of outrage from American citizens regarding the loss of life in our concurrent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Every time I hear of another of our soldiers dying, I feel the sense of needless death. A life cut short, families and friends […]