Alaska is Why

Why did I move to Alaska? I'd never been here, never visited, and had never even gave it a second thought until two years ago; two years ago when my wife said to me "what about Alaska?" No sooner had those words finished leaving my wife's lips, and my mind instantly flashed to places from … Continue reading Alaska is Why

Bias and Beliefs

As social media continues to draw us in, and more people voice their opinions (and comments) on those has become apparent that we are polarizing ourselves through the unthoughtful exchange of ideas and personal attacks; in lieu of thoughtful debate. We tend to wake up every day and look on the ground...only to find … Continue reading Bias and Beliefs

My Mom…

This will be a tough one for Mother is gone from this world. There is nothing more that I can say, and nothing more that I can do. I am sure that most people who have lost a parent can attest to this... there were never enough questions asked or answered, never enough "thank … Continue reading My Mom…

Things I’ve left unsaid…For my Marines.

I'll admit it, I am anxious and a bit depressed. I am worried about what the future holds in store for me now that I am about to retire from the service. I didn't get to say farewell to all of you, and I'm not the type to give a long, well thought out retirement … Continue reading Things I’ve left unsaid…For my Marines.

A Case for the American Ideal of Freedom

  "...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."  Our short time on this planet has definitely proved one thing... that as a human race, we never learn from our past mistakes. Humans are emotionally driven beings. Often times when we … Continue reading A Case for the American Ideal of Freedom

The Darkest Evening Of The Year

I'm not a huge Robert Frost fan, however one of my favorite poems is Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. It is a somewhat depressing prose about a man and his horse who are on a journey, and while on that journey the man decides to stop his horse, and take inventory of his current disposition. … Continue reading The Darkest Evening Of The Year

On Privilege (white or otherwise)

The video that has over 56 million views on Facebook. Check it out before you continue reading. It has emotional appeal, and it is designed to make you feel one of two ways...guilty or cheated. If you are feeling somewhat guilty, it is probably because you had a relatively comfortable upbringing in life, and now … Continue reading On Privilege (white or otherwise)

Actions over Prayer?

As I scroll through my Facebook and Twitter feeds, I can't help but notice that so many are being derisive towards the "thoughts and prayers" crowd.  In the wake of the recent church shooting in Texas, these people are screaming for action (mostly in the form of gun control legislation) and downplaying prayer, as if … Continue reading Actions over Prayer?

In a World Gone Mad

"In a world gone mad, only a lunatic is truly insane" ~ Homer      So, what happened? Why did this happen? How could this happen? As I sit here in my home just a few short hours from Las Vegas; these are the questions that have engrossed my mind as I have allowed the reality … Continue reading In a World Gone Mad

Time well spent

TIME is an odd concept. We cannot see it or perceive it with any of our senses, we try to measure it, we give value to it, and we are constantly making decisions on how to spend it; whether consciously, or more often subconsciously. Many of Einstein's theory's of TIME have shown to be true … Continue reading Time well spent