Ideas and Inspiration

Relocation tends to offer an opportunity to reorganize. As I sit amidst the slowly shrinking pile of chaos that comes from a move, I find myself with a chance to draft something that has been on my mind a lot lately. Social media is all about choices. For some, it is what messages to regurgitate …

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Vote Responsibly

Posted 12Jul18. "What ways are there to support our troops even though I don't necessarily agree with the government's policies? I'm troubled by the military industrial complex and worry that it puts these brave and selfless people in more danger than necessary." Vote responsibly. This is the biggest way to support our troops. Don't vote …

More Issues with the Media

From Independent, a British online news outlet on 6July2018: US Army quietly discharges immigrant recruits despite promise of citizenship. Originally an AP article, this story was quickly picked up by other outlets and social media. I find this story problematic... but then again, I am cynical and was in the middle of a text conversation …

Personal Philosophy and the Boy

I can count on my son for asking some interesting questions which force me to further define some of my ideas. The following is a text conversation I had with him over 4,000 miles away... [His questions and comments are italicized] You ever wonder why we’re here? Nope. I know why we’re here: To experience …

“What is your unforgettable video game moment?”

Posted 30Jun18. For me, it was one night playing Silent Hunter IV with my son when he was about 7 or 8. Since he was not coordinated enough to understand the interface but relativelyknowledgeable about the fundamentals and basics involved with submarine warfare during the Second World War, we would play with him acting as the Commanding Officer …

What is your favorite song to heal heartbreak or bring you out of a hole? Why? How did you discover it?

Posted 15Jun18 Oh, this is a good question and the answer has been on my mind a lot, lately. “In A Moment" by the Stereophonics: https://youtu.be/VbagcoetpGw “Don't know where you're going Used to be a star And everywhere you turn They're raining on your fire You're searching for an answer Your hands and tongue are …