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 4

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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

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 2

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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 Sails On

The Eisenhower Murder is done…or, perhaps, to be more accurate, I should say the Eisenhower MURDERS (plural) are done! This foray into both murder mystery writing and performance art in the Writer’s Craft is not over yet.  The Eisenhower Murder is both a story I’m extremely proud and a glaring example of the dangers of … Continue reading The Eisenhower Sails On

The Eisenhower Murder — Chapter 7 -and- Denouement

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