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..
If there is one media subject that sticks with me from 2016, aside from the bizarrely satirical election, it is the coverage of officer-involved shootings. It was often “breaking” news across all networks, as was the civil unrest that nearly always followed. There was overwhelming coverage and demands for responsibility on the front end, with … Continue reading Time
Be the change. It’s that simple. I think it is the reason I hated the election, the coverage, both parties, and all of the social media bantering. At the end of the day, it was people looking for someone or something to provide the change they want, instead of looking internally for the motivation, and … Continue reading Be The Change
We are still at war; in case you have forgotten. If you don’t believe me, scan through the news from the past 24 hours. Since 9/11, our military has been engaged with an enemy that would like nothing more than to destroy you, and everything you stand for. This war has been ongoing for 15 … Continue reading Ideologies and Action…
What is the true value of any number? I suppose it depends on your perspective, and how much it impacts or touches your life. 71 In terms of money, it is probably the cost of dinner for two, or a tank of gasoline. In terms of age, 8 years shy of the average life expectancy … Continue reading What is a number worth?
Does a gun make you safe? I think the only fair answer is "it depends"… For the purpose of this post, let’s shelve all arguments and discussions over the 2nd Amendment and the rights it grants, or does not to our citizens. It is an essential discussion, and should not be taken lightly, but it … Continue reading It’s not the 2nd Amendment that matters..
There are few things I regret in my life, not having attended college is one of them. I had the option to go, I had the opportunity, I just chose a different path. I was an average athlete, average (slightly below) student. I wish I had attended college so I had a better understanding of … Continue reading The Threat of Safe Spaces
I woke up this morning to a nation reeling from the ambush and murder of three police officers. Men who had sworn to protect and serve, who were ambushed and executed in their patrol cars, in two instances shot in the head at close range. I woke up to a nation protesting their attack, their … Continue reading The Invisible Blue Line
I just finished reading an article that I hope is a practical joke. I hope that the news organizations got the story wrong, or that there was a miscommunication between the parties involved. The story, is about a family flying to Dover Air Force Base, to retrieve the remains of their son, a soldier who … Continue reading Show some RESPECT
This blog is called Confessions Of an Idiot for a reason. Don’t expect what follows to be a high level discussion of politics and society, that is not where I live. I try to keep things simple and practical, it is the only way I am able to make any sense of the world. For … Continue reading Watch out for the Floaters…