Monthly Archives: October 2011

Letter to the 7 billionth human being…

It is unlikely that you will ever meet me.  Time, circumstance, and coincidence have set our lives apart in ways far beyond our control.  In a world so full of human beings however, I hope that you will find the … Continue reading

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Moving on…

It’s been a minute since my last post.  The time hasn’t gone by without ample thinking and reflection about the world I have been seeing but I have honestly just been too busy to get my thoughts down into any … Continue reading

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Rebel with a day job…

One day, when they write the history books I feel that 2011 will go down as the year of the social protest, of the global call for change.  From Tunis and Tripoli to Damascus and Sana, to Athens and Rome, … Continue reading

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The Next Revolution in Military Affairs…

I remember a random speaker during one of my countless seminars at West Point saying “rereading what you have already written is one of the most selfish forms of masturbation.”  Well, since I’m stuck here in a combat zone with … Continue reading

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Bagram, Generals, Cadets, and Leadership…

It’s weird how two and a half years after graduation I still can’t escape from West Point.  The past couple days, I had the interestingly unique opportunity to travel to Bagram Airfield and participate in a video teleconference with a … Continue reading

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Warriors…

Just a few thoughts from an underemployed grunt in the middle of a quasi-warzone…obviously they do not relate to any specific units or even personal experiences.  Just trying to make sense of the nonsensical as I get ready to move … Continue reading

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Alive at 25…

Damn, can’t believe I actually survived my first quarter century.  If for any reason you ever doubted me, please take a few moments to eat a very large dick, then feel free to continue reading…;-).  Seriously though, if nothing else … Continue reading

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It’s all in the Network…

Besides the words “freedom”, “democracy”, and “terrorism”, the word “network” has become one of the most ubiquitous terms in the English language.  We are certainly living in a much more complicated and interconnected world than any of our parents could … Continue reading

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