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...

...in 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.  

SPOILERS WILL NOW FOLLOW, ADVERT YOUR EYES IF YOU WISH TO SEE THIS MOVIE.

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"

Part ONE HERE

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.

 PART ONE HERE

 

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"

PART ONE HERE 

 

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 »