That Certainly Did NOT Go as Planned!

Well, that certainly did not go as planned! I’m referring to the just-completed third story chronicling the adventures of Isaac Shepherd, On the Rocks. Intended from the off as the story featuring the return of Gordon Grey, the whole story took me on a ride into directions and levels of darkness I was not intending … Continue reading That Certainly Did NOT Go as Planned!

On the Rocks – Denouement

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On the Rocks – Chapter 7

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On the Rocks – Chapter 6

Under the U.S. Copyright Act of 1971, this is a fully copyrighted and protected work by law.  Copyright is owned by and all rights are reserved to Nathanael Miller.  No part may be reproduced in whole or part without my written permission.  Facebook and Twitter links to this story may be shared; but the work … Continue reading On the Rocks – Chapter 6

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

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

A Collision of Humanity

So we got on the road in Norfolk, Virginia, at 7:00 in the morning. We took two vans and drove up the Eastern Shore in order to avoid the traffic of Richmond and Washington, D.C. The rain moved in and made it a very wet drive. But, as I told my mom in an email … Continue reading A Collision of Humanity

On the Rocks – Chapter 5

Under the U.S. Copyright Act of 1971, this is a fully copyrighted and protected work by law.  Copyright is owned by and all rights are reserved to Nathanael Miller.  No part may be reproduced in whole or part without my written permission.  Facebook and Twitter links to this story may be shared; but the work … Continue reading On the Rocks – Chapter 5

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

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