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Heroes

Our society has a habit of using the term “hero” quite loosely in our modern discourse.  We tend to qualify all types of men and women from soldiers serving in foreign wars, to politicians and world leaders, to economists, academics, … Continue reading

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New Directions…

I started this blog over a year ago as I was leaving for my first combat deployment.  It was the product of a bit of advice from a friend, an overactive mind that needed some type of creative outlet, and … Continue reading

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The Military, Politics, and Dissent…

I guess it’s fitting that my 50th post on this blog ends up on the topic of political discourse and the military.  This little intellectual experiment certainly hasn’t taken quite the course I thought it would when I started it … Continue reading

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Duality…

We live in a world of extremes.  Whether it is a product of our psychological inability to deal with cognitive dissonance or some attempt to simplify our thoughts into easy to follow dichotomies, we just can’t resist our epic game … Continue reading

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The Writing on the Wall…

It’s funny, I thought we were actually winning this war.  The tragedy of 9/11 is now over ten years in our memory.  Osama bin Laden is dead.  The leadership of Al Qaeda has been virtually decimated now working at only … Continue reading

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