You Didn’t Build That – A Reality Check

“You didn’t build that!” – President Obama, 2012. “Don’t let anybody tell you that, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” Hillary Clinton, 2014. These were the sentiments of two of the most influential political figures in modern American politics.  Although a source of comedic relief for conservatives, the statements resulted in a…

Excerpt – The Fireman-Book One

  As I work on both a new Fireman short story and The Fireman-Book Two, I thought I would begin sharing pieces of my other works for those who have not read them.  This, the first excerpt, is chapter #1 of The Fireman-Book One.  Here is a brief history of this thriller series – The…

Your own worst enemy

  Many years ago, when I walked away from the military the first time and began my journey as a civilian the 2nd time around, I sat through a very interesting job interview.  The supervisor interviewing me, himself a Vietnam veteran, told me what he thinks when he’s interviewing a veteran. “Reliable.  Hard working.  Respect…

T&E: Aimline Pistol Sights

The most enjoyable aspect of being an independent writer is that I get to write about the things that matter to me. I can muse about current events, drone on about political mischief, or relay stories of my time in uniform. I also get to write about guns. I love guns. I sometimes think they…

The end of an era

Saturday, January 25th, 2014, was the end of an era for yours truly. It was my last official duty day as a member of the United States Armed Forces. As someone whose military career, although on again, off again, back on again, has spanned the last 28 years, I can tell you it was not…