I’m excited to announce that I’ve moved the blog to a new platform. We’re on Substack now. It’s been a good run on WordPress for the old domain. But life is about […]
Sean Patrick Hughes
Sean Patrick Hughes is an author, veteran, non-profit founder (care4us.org) and a special needs father. He’s contributed to multiple media outlets including the Washington Post, Playboy and other online media outlets. A veteran of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and a Bronze Star recipient, Sean graduated of the United States Naval Academy and the University of San Diego Graduate School of Business and separated from the Navy at the rank of Commander. He lives in Southern California with his wife Annette and three boys .
I learned the joy of data and statistics from sports. I have an early memory of arguing with my mom’s boyfriend when he would make his claim that running the football was […]
People don’t talk about America the way I do very much anymore. The smart pessimists call me naïve. They tell me I ignore the truths about our past. Or that I’m the […]
No group has posed a bigger threat to the institutions I swore to defend than the current domestic insurgency that reared its ugly head January 6th. The veterans that took part in it and I are not on the same team any more.
This week President Trump’s Twitter account was suspended. So I thought I’d share some thoughts. I’ll forgo the details of the events. Chances are if you’re reading this, you know them already. So, […]
I’m going to start where I began this whole journey. I grew up in Atlantic City, New Jersey during the time when Donald Trump owned half of the city’s casinos. And what […]
There was a bookshelf in the house I grew up in that never changed. It was like the ruins of an ancient civilization left behind for those after the fall to decipher. […]
Three thoughts keep converging on me when I think about what awaits American politics in the near future to be described simply as after January 20, 2021. They don’t provide answers but […]
It’s 4thdown and 20 and the Home Team Coach decides to go for it. He’s a new Coach who’s never coached in the pros. But he got the job because he was […]
Sometime in the Fall of 2001, a tired U.S. Navy ship pulled into the port of Cairns, Australia. Her sides were rusted and her engineering plant was tired and down to her […]