Just Like a Tree

Ok, it’s time to backtrack and fill in the gaps I missed in this travel log due to illness and tragedy.  The food poisoning I suffered on May 27 and the tragedy of the fatal parachute accident May 28 gave me more important things to do than write about my travels during Fleet Week.  The … Continue reading Just Like a Tree

It Was NOT Suppose to End This Way

It was NOT suppose to end this way, but it did. What was supposed to be (for me, anyway) the final triumph, the final “hurrah” of my career before retirement instead became a very sobering reminder of the dangerous nature of the jobs we do. 2017 Fleet Week New York came to and end tonight; … Continue reading It Was NOT Suppose to End This Way

Start Spreading the News!

Start spreading the news!  We’re leaving tomorrow morning from the Navy Public Affairs Support Element East (NPASE East) for New York City. Starting Tuesday the Big Apple is hosting the 29th annual Fleet Week New York, a huge celebration of the sea services that will swamp New York City with enough ships to, well, make … Continue reading Start Spreading the News!

On the Rocks – Chapter 5

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The Great Detachments Begin

I ran my final Physical Readiness Test (PRT) in the Navy today. I ran my first official PRT back in boot camp in November 1997.  We ran two during boot camp; the first was to sort of gauge where we were in meeting Navy standards.  The second was the official PRT.  I passed it with … Continue reading The Great Detachments Begin

On the Rocks – Chapter 3

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The Maturity of Wisdom

So my retirement process from the Navy has sort of been put on hold.  Yes, I’m still retiring in September and yes, I’m still freaked out and excited by the prospect of, for the first time in 20 years, not knowing where I’ll be at the end of the year. No, I’m part of the … Continue reading The Maturity of Wisdom

On the Rocks — Chapter 1

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Poetry Night!

The future may feel dark and life overwhelming, but if you can write, if you can put word to paper, you are never alone!  Even a simple haiku can break your isolation. Unendurable Nathanael Miller, 30 April 2017  Unendurable. To forever sit alone; The night never ends. ***  The Future is Dark Nathanael Miller, 30 … Continue reading Poetry Night!

The Eisenhower Murder — Chapter 7 -and- Denouement

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