Tangled Tale Along a Troubled Trail

  Madness. Sheer, inescapable, asphalt-founded madness. Yet, what a story today’s tangled tale along a troubled trail of precipitation-painted pavement is! Tomorrow (Aug. 8, 2017) I have my first in-person interview for a job I would very much like to get—teaching public affairs at the Defense Information School (DINFOS), also on Fort Meade. However, as … Continue reading Tangled Tale Along a Troubled Trail

Central Park Adventure and Pier Side Arrivals

New York City traffic never knew what hit it yesterday (May 23). I am confident more than a few drivers (including one city bus driver) learned to never mess with a Sailor driving a large government van at speed carrying emergency media gear to a major event! Today is the first event of Fleet Week. … Continue reading Central Park Adventure and Pier Side Arrivals

Insults do not Convince; They Create Conflict

There was a time when political disagreement meant we might have a spirited discussion of ideas, or avoid discussing politics altogether, but now it means we hate each other.  Disagreement over candidates and party equate to revulsion of the other. It’s stupid. Social media allows us to attack our “friends” with open gusto…and feel powerful … Continue reading Insults do not Convince; They Create Conflict