AUGUST 13, 2010 9:55AM

A Long Time coming

Hello Everyone,


Been quite a while since I have posted anything, more than a year as I see by my last post.

 I was really getting into it when I got a new job and just lost track of things.

It wasn't really a new job, but an old job… Read full post »

MAY 4, 2009 8:25AM

I was waterboarded... an emergency room last week.

 Let me back up a bit.  I was in a play, "Run for your Wife", a british comedy, where I play Bobby, a flamboyantly gay neighbor, and at the end of the play I come out covered in paint as the paint from his upstairs… Read full post »

Went to see the movie, Knowing, last night.   I enjoyed most of the first half of the film.  


Nice suspense, while I knew what the numbers were about, (Don't you think trailers now a days give… Read full post »

MARCH 4, 2009 9:11AM

BFI Part Eight, "Airpain"


Last thing we had to do in Fort Benning was go through an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) course.   Barely missed stepping on an anti-personnel mine, then narrowly missed another mine covered with pine needles.   The guy behind me stepped on it, so I was dead anyw/… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 19, 2009 9:02AM

BFI Part Seven "The Dogs of War"

 Part One Here


Then to add drama on top of drama, there was a problem with the data in order to obtain an I.D..  Seems that this database was an old Pentagon system and they had me listed under my step-father’s last name, which I used while I was in/… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 17, 2009 11:58AM

Haiku Loco

I recently ran into a blog, fender bender, nothing serious, where a writer did a haiku on ecology.    You can see it here.  And since then I have become obsessed with Haiku.  (EDIT:  It's not Haiku)

Valentine's over

My heart falls into a void

parachute needed


The… Read full post »

Trying a new title for the book, it has to do with the way "I am a border enforcement advisor" is pronounced in Arabic.



It started out with dramatic music drums beating, trumpets blaring, and strings crying as the title appeared, “You are a Hostage.” Overlayed o… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 4, 2009 10:58AM

BFI Part Five, "Fort Benning"



Once I got on the airplane I had other worries.   Turbulence.   To say the second half of the flight to Denver was bumpy was like saying the Eiffel Tower was an erector set.   When there’s turbulence, I liked to watch the flight attendan/… Read full post »

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JANUARY 28, 2009 10:12AM

BFI Part Four, "Last Goodbyes?"

Part One Here

What he managed to do was get a few of us who wanted to say good-bye to our families a roundtrip ticket and enough time for about twenty-four hours with our families.   It was better than nothing.

It was quiet on the truck ride back from… Read full post »

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JANUARY 26, 2009 10:34AM

Back From Iraq (BFI), Part Three, "Dallas"

Sorry for the indention and spacing, I copy this from word and it doesn't want to play nice when I copy and paste.   DT

Part One Here


Saturday came.   Like a prisoner on death row, I was dead career walking.  I put in my resignation papers with… Read full post »

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JANUARY 21, 2009 9:15AM

Back From Iraq, Part Two

Part One Here

There comes a time.   Actually, there comes many a time when you have a chance to change your life and make a decision that will change that life.  Many of those decisions are made without much thought or effort.   This decision made me feel like I was/… Read full post »

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JANUARY 16, 2009 10:29AM

Back From Iraq

Greetings everyone,

I recently returned from a year and a half in Iraq working as a Border Enforcement Advisor.   What is that, you ask?   Well, that is the subject of this series of posts.   I am writing an autobiographical account of my experiences over there and I will… Read full post »