(Niceville, Florida; 16 September 2021) – Twenty-four years ago today I was a trembling, quaking, skinny (yes, I was skinny!) 25-year-old kid swearing into the Navy at the MEPS in Jacksonville, Florida. It’s always fun to look back a bit and see how far you’ve come. It doesn’t take a scanning electron microscope to see … Continue reading Veteran Talk – Morning Quarters
New Short Takes video! The Pensacola Lighthouse has been the light our lives here along the northwestern Florida Gulf Coast! Two towers have illuminated this waterway. The modern tower was even a strategic target for both the Confederates and Union forces during the Civil War! Take a brief walk around the grounds and climb the … Continue reading Short Takes – The Pensacola Lighthouse!
(Niceville, Florida; August 17, 2021) – I cannot offer any witty remarks or humorous proverbs about what happened yesterday in Afghanistan. I’m a veteran myself. My deployments were at sea, but all were in support of my brothers and sisters on the ground in Afghanistan and Iraq. I helped launch the first Navy manned strikes … Continue reading Mental Health: Open Letter to Afghanistan Veterans
Welcome to Short Takes! A series of short episodes (under two minutes) covering interesting and profound things around the world! We begin this new episodic journey with a look at a pair of lighthouses hearkening back to the early days of the Constitution of the United States! https://youtu.be/WBjua-HraIo
I'm packing up and organizing my things. The movers come May 3rd and 4th; I'll be driving out of Washington State for Tennessee by May 7th. As I get ready to move on, I wanted to take a moment and publish a few Photo Finish columns detailing some of the greatest places I've seen in … Continue reading Photo Finish: Washington State Memories!
(Silverdale, Washington; April 1, 2021) – The de-camping process has begun. I’m just over 30 days from packing up and moving out of Washington State. I think, therefore, it’s time to present part 3 of this three-part series on going video! Parts one and two discussed the basic equipment and software you’ll need. Part 3 … Continue reading Blogger’s Notebook – Going Video, Part 3