Archive for the ‘Writing’ Category

I just wanted to drop a quick note and share this. A couple of weeks ago a soldier friend of mine went to a club and saw this guy. If you’re thinking, “That’s one badass Major Sergeant Major Special Forces Desert Storm veteran Physical Training Master,” you’re right! My friend, at right, asked the man […]


I need to address a persistent myth. I’ve seen this myth written in editorials and heard a well-known news commentator repeat it. I’ve had friends repeat it to me during polite conversations. This myth is blatantly ridiculous. Numerous news articles about the debate surrounding this myth have been published in the last few days. These […]


I wish people would stop assuming combat-related PTSD every time some veteran commits a violent crime. Veterans are representative of the country they serve; some are sterling citizens, some are rotten bags of snail crap. I personally am not aware of a single active shooter who had combat-related PTSD. Cho, the Virginia Tech murderer, never […]


YOU ARE READING THIS ON AN NSA-CONTROLLED “SHILL” WEB SITE! Know how I know that? Conspiracy theorists said so. A couple of weeks ago I published an essay titled “Refuting Wolfgang Halbig, a Sandy Hook ‘truther’” (http://chrishernandezauthor.com/2014/03/02/refuting-a-sandy-hook-truther/). Halbig is supposedly a former police officer and “expert” on school shootings. According to numerous web sites quoting […]


Doing something a little different today, guys. I’m just learning how this whole Search Engine Optimization thing works, and apparently I’ve been stealing views from the sites I write for by reposting my essay here. So I’m just going to put up the first paragraph of my most recent essay, and ask you to please […]


I’ve stayed out of the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare debate. Mostly it’s because I don’t know anything about the health care industry and even less about economics. Despite my ignorance on those subjects, I’ve observed with keen interest the technical problems with the web site, and the data showing how many millions of Americans lost their […]


Several weeks ago I was at a critique circle reading one of my true cop stories, “Just Another Night on Smith Street”. It’s about a shooting outside a club in a bad part of town. (http://chrishernandezauthor.com/2013/12/16/what-police-work-is-really-like-episode-xix-just-another-night-on-smith-street/). The way this critique circle works, everyone brings their piece, every member reads each piece and writes comments, then […]


This essay was published several days ago by IronMikeMag.com. http://ironmikemag.com/ive-never-met-anyone-who-would-rather-be-on-welfare-than-work/ ——————————– Since we’re currently embroiled in a national debate about unemployment benefits… Not surprisingly, most conservatives aren’t too sympathetic to the idea of extending unemployment benefits. Less surprising, most liberals are. I keep seeing articles and social media posts describing conservatives of being uncaring, evil […]


Last Saturday author Lilas Taha published a short interview with me on her blog. I posted a short interview with her last week. Lilas and I have NOTHING in common; she’s a liberal Muslim from the Middle East, I’m a conservative agnostic Texan who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. But we got to know each […]


One thing about us aspiring writers: we like to band together and complain incessantly about the misery inflicted on us by the publishing industry. Lilas Taha and I have suffered much misery and complained a LOT over the past couple of years. Despite the fact that Lilas and I are political and religious opposites, we’re […]



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