When I was young our house had a basement, and my bedroom was in that basement. Every day I had to go up and down a set of stairs. Adjacent to the stairs was a storage room, which I thought of as the seventh layer of hell. I was convinced that some combination of the … Continue reading Things That Go Bump in The Night
If you had asked me fifteen years ago what I thought the greatest threat to America was, I would have said terrorism. If you asked me three years ago, I would have said cyber warfare. If you were to ask me today, given all that is transpiring in the world, I would say that the … Continue reading The Road Ahead
In a country that most would struggle to find on a map, in a compound that few possess the courage to enter, men from my previous life took the fight to our enemy. In that compound, they found men that pray five times a day for your destruction. Those men don’t know me, they don’t … Continue reading A Debt That Cannot Be Repaid
We need to do everything we can to ensure the safety of our country. Torture may not be the perfect answer, but it has worked in the past, and you cannot discount the results. Our safety and security are all that matters. The end justifies the means, right? Wrong. SERE stands for Survival Escape Resistance … Continue reading The End Justifies the Means…
I have no idea how many people read what I write. I write for me, and in the hopes it provides a perspective not common for most. I hope it challenges what you believe, and in turn, I hope you challenge what I believe. I posted on Facebook a few days ago, and the response … Continue reading Why you should not listen to anything I say…..
This post comes straight from a conversation I recently had with Tony Blauer. If you don’t know who Tony is, he is worth looking up, following, and learning from. What I love about Tony, and his system, is that it is built off of simplicity (my words not his). It builds on what already exists … Continue reading Weathering the Storm
The only Easy Day was Yesterday- Those words are engraved on a wooden sign that hangs over the 1st Phase grinder at BUD/s. A grinder, for the non-military types, is simply a large concrete pad. This particular grinder is where students spend a lot of time during the first weeks of training. When someone quits, … Continue reading The rent is always due..