National Guard

Myke Cole wrote an intriguing piece over on Jim C. Hines blog the other day. It was entitled Uniform in the Closet: Why Military SF’s Popularity Worries Me. In it […]

I’m in Capitan, New Mexico right now. The birth and final resting place of Smokey Bear. (Not Smokey THE Bear just Smokey Bear. Get it right you soft-shoed urbanite.) I’m […]

Or should I say Irresponsible News Media? Or even Cynically Deceptive News Media? They all fit. One weekend while I was in Afghanistan (during my second straight year of combat […]

“Enlisted men are stupid, but extremely cunning and sly, and bear considerable watching.” U.S. Army’s Officer Guide, 1863 A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He […]

I am a religious man, who fails to live up to his ideals every day. I’m working on it. This happened in the Kuwaiti desert. It’s a story I’ve told […]

At one time, small pox was a big thing. It was horribly contagious and it was usually fatal. It needed to be stamped out. Vigorously. As a culture we did […]

“You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government […]