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Ignorance

Ignorance

3 May 2009 | 16 Comments | Continue reading »

I met a woman tonight, a conservative, an educated woman, who thought she knew what the fuck the war in Iraq was all about. She insisted she knew because she knew some people who had lived there. Her friends. “They left Iraq in 2004,” she said with conviction. “Then they were rich,” I replied. “Because […]

Marines face U.S. probe in Afghanistan deaths

26 Mar 2007 | 8 Comments | Continue reading »

Marines are in the spotlight again, this time in Afghanistan where they’re accused of shooting and killing civilians after a suicide bombing. What a lot of civilians don’t understand, and what any Marine who has ever held a weapon in a combat zone will tell you, is collateral damage is a sad fact of war. […]

Dulab goodbye

16 Oct 2006 | One Comment | Continue reading »

Corporals Alexander, Sheedy, and Frew and I reflect on the past tour in Dulab and express our heartfelt goodbyes to those we’ll leave behind. Rated PG13 for accidental strong language. Dulab goodbye

Nine year Marine Corps anniversary

28 Jul 2006 | One Comment | Continue reading »

Some reflection on the last nine years of my life in Corps, as well a spattering of currents events and future ops. Rated PG Nine year Marine Corps anniversary

Deep thoughts at 2am

15 Jul 2006 | No Comments | Continue reading »

Corporal Sheedy, formerly known as Lance Corporal, and I think deeps thoughts on a late night radio watch. Rated PG13 for strong language Deep thoughts at 2am

Getting to know 1st Squad

30 Jun 2006 | No Comments | Continue reading »

I figured it was time to introduce everyone to the motley crew I work with. Listen at your own risk… Rated PG13 for accidental strong language Getting to know 1st Squad

Icksnay on the itingwray

10 Apr 2006 | No Comments | Continue reading »

“This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.” The powers that be put the kibosh on the posting of my daily journal entries, citing violation of operational security. I don’t think they know my journal was post dated a week in the past. Oh well. Mine is not to […]

Last call

2 Jul 2005 | 10 Comments | Continue reading »

Rated PG Last call Recorded from written text in Ramadi, Iraq. A wrap up, really, of a few things that stood out during my tour and what I did to cope. It’s been seven short months since I put boots on the deck here in Iraq, and I’ll say will no hesitation I’m happy to […]

Memorial Day – Iraq

31 May 2005 | No Comments | Continue reading »

For most, Memorial Days past have been those of facts and figures and numbers. It is a day most often described by X number of service members who have died in Y wars in Z years. Memorial Days past have been of remembrance, maybe casual or solemn depending on the individual, and reflections of loss […]

Foot in mouth disease

14 May 2005 | 2 Comments | Continue reading »

Knock knock! Who’s there? The Insensitive Guy. The Insensitive Guy who? The Insensitive guy who cracked a joke about a 15 year old Thai hooker and got his ass chewed by a female Marine Corps Captain. Question: How do all offensive jokes begin? Answer: By looking over your shoulder. It’s official. I’m “rude,” “crude,” “inconsiderate,” […]

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The author.Born in the year of the Dragon, the author grudgingly accepts the fact he has too many interests and not enough time. A cyclist as long as he can remember, an avid yet inconsistent writer since age eleven, and a U.S. Marine since age twenty-one, the author also adds peak bagging, diving, snowboarding, and computers to his list of interests. Incidentally, he is aware of his inability to make a living from any but the Corps. The author accepts this as fact and remains optimistic. Feel free to drop him a line.

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