Tag Archives: war

On Reality, Unity, and Duality…

We live in a world which appears quite separate and distinct from the one which we feel inside our bodies.  From within our biological vessels we see, experience, and interact with all aspects of our environment.  Yet within these vessels … Continue reading

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Times Like These…

There are certain critical moments within the evolution of complex societies when they are forced to look themselves in the mirror, examine their finite realities and infinite possibilities, and choose to either confront and challenge their existing paradigms or be … Continue reading

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The End of an Age…

The more I travel, the more people I meet, and the more I take the time to read, think, and reflect the more aware I become of the knowledge that we live in amazing and critically important times.  Our moments … Continue reading

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The Twilight of Empire…

When I was young, I fell deeply in love with the ideal of American exceptionalism.  Through bright and youthful eyes, I saw a sense of greater meaning and promise in our own Manifest Destiny.  I saw the great power of … Continue reading

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Back in Time…

It has been said that to truly understand the future (or the present for that matter) you have to start by looking back in time.  Although complex causality is far from a linear, straightforward process it still lends itself to … Continue reading

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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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The Scope of Our Potential…

I’ve been thinking a lot about or concept of “the impossible” lately.  In this line of work and at this still quite young stage of my intellectual development I guess it comes quite naturally to question my own boundaries and … 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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Breaking the Echo Chamber…

In his masterpiece, Nineteen Eight-Four, the writer George Orwell stated, “He who controls the past controls the future.  He who controls the present controls the past.”  Though his work revolves predominately around the nature and structure of totalitarian society I … Continue reading

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Bin Laden’s Legacy…

It was only a year ago when Mr. Obama announced what has perhaps become the greatest victory of his tumultuous and controversial presidency.  In the dark of night a small group of our nation’s finest warriors descended into a compound … Continue reading

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