January 4th, 2010. That was my hardest day. It’s not close. In a parking lot behind SEAL Team One I said goodbye to my wife. It had been a month since my […]
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 .
America turned 154 years old today. There were few celebrations. There were few parades or fireworks. There was no national holiday. But America, the version we live in now, was born 154 […]
The incentive system in politics has a structural flaw. Our elected representatives are aptly named. They represent our values or our policy preferences. Hopefully both. Those representatives are people though; subject to […]
Dick Winters became a production supervisor at a plastics adhesive factory after the war. He eventually bought a farm and started a business selling animal feed in Pennsylvania. The books and movies […]
I try not to write about gun violence. The gun violence won’t let me though. In the three years I’ve hosted this blog, I’ve written 200 essays, give or take. 11 of […]
There’s a space between what I once was and what I am now. When I ask others to travel it with me, they can’t. It’s not their fault. It’s just too far. About […]
A few days ago, I started to write the Harvey Weinstein opinion that’s already been written a hundred times by a hundred people. It was a story about how many hands were […]
Honest and vulnerable.
I’ve done the work on guns. I own one. I’ve fired just about every kind. I’ve packed them up in containers and hauled them around the world and spent hours lining them […]
When they knelt, what did you feel? Did you feel anger? Or was it pride? Or nothing at all. Here’s a different question: How far down on the list of emotions was […]