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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 […]

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 […]

Letter to the critic(s)

22 Jul 2004 | 3 Comments | Continue reading »

Okay, “critics” is a pretty general word, but to those jackasses who read my last post and think I’m a racist because of it, I strongly encourage you to: 1.) Buy another half a brain. 2.) Reread the post and take it for what it is, point blank. 3.) Dredge your mind out of the […]

A fine line

15 Jul 2004 | One Comment | Continue reading »

Racism and prejudice are strange bedfellows. They’re complicated enough on their own, just swinging in the breeze, waiting for an unsuspecting young soul to pick up the scent. But mix in some bigger players like hate and contempt and war, and you’ve got an explosive scenario on your hands. Before World War I, did Americans […]

Coalition defined

14 Jul 2004 | 4 Comments | Continue reading »

Coalition: An alliance, especially a temporary one, of people, factions, parties, or nations. I’ve been pussyfooting around current events now for quite some time. It’s not that I don’t have any opinion of the matter(s) or that opinions I do have are slanted one way or another, but I just can’t produce page after page, […]

Discretion advised

17 May 2004 | 3 Comments | Continue reading »

There are some things in modern, civilized society you just don’t do. Maybe you don’t do it out of common decency, like fart in church. Maybe you don’t do it because you know better, like pissing into the wind. And maybe you don’t do it because that’s just the way it’s always been, like putting […]

Veterans’ Day 2003

11 Nov 2003 | No Comments | Continue reading »

Yesterday belonged to the Corps. It was the 228th birthday of the United States Marine Corps, and it belonged to Marines past and present, family of Marines, and friends of Marines. It was our day. Today is different. Today is Veterans’ Day, and if you woke up this morning and drank a cup of coffee, […]

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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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