Archive for November, 2012

This post isn’t just to tell a story. It’s to ask a question. I’m going to describe an odd experience I had in Afghanistan, and ask if anyone can help explain it. No joke, there I was, sitting around doing nothing on my firebase. We were enjoying a nice slow day inside the wire, surrounded […]


CSI hate you

19Nov12

I cannot freakin’ stand CSI-type TV shows. My work as a street cop has exposed me to reality instead of the ridiculous shark-jumping nonsense I see on those shows. All the bad guys on the show get broken by the awesome interrogators, and go from saying “I’m innocent” to “All right copper, I did it! […]


NOTE: This was written after Veterans Day 2012, and still applies today. I experienced something recently that I have to talk about. I’m pissed off about this and need to get it out now, while it’s still fresh. Monday November 12th my wife and I went to a couple of restaurants that were offering free meals […]


In 1991 my Marine Reserve unit was mobilized for Desert Storm. Sort of. The paperwork said it was for Desert Storm, but we got our orders the day the war ended. A week later my unit convoyed from Camp Pendleton to the Marine base at 29 Palms, California. The day we arrived, the community was […]


Light is finally visible at the end of the tunnel. This year’s election madness is about to end. The polarization wrought by every major election can now give way to the normal polarization of everyday American life. As of tomorrow, I can quit being pissed off at people about their politics and just be pissed […]



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