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 […]
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 .
Cowen’s First Law, as stated by Economist Tyler Cowen says the following: “There is something wrong with everything (by which I mean there are few decisive or knockdown articles or arguments, […]
I was raised in the Catholic Church. I went to Catholic school. Like most young children I believed what I told to believe. Until I didn’t any more. As I grew older […]
November 3rdcame and passed. And we didn’t stop talking about Covid. On the contrary, the next wave is here. And we’re all about to be reminded that little has materially changed for the good in terms of our capacity to contain the virus in America.
Expanded from an excerpt of an older post Navigating the half dozen outposts between where I had spent the last six months and the last checkpoint out of theater took me a […]
It’s over. Over next few months and years there will be some debate about exactly what ended today. One thing is certain though. Barring government collapse or fantastical revelations of systemic conspiracy, […]
We are neither wolves nor sheep. We are the great upright making ape. And what has separated us from every living creature on this planet is cooperation at complexity and scale the world has never seen.
Chauvet Cave, in Southern France, has paintings on its stone walls that are 32,000 years old. They were preserved when the cave collapsed and was sealed from the elements 20,000 years ago. […]
I ran my boats out of fuel one night on a long interdiction operation in East Africa. We’d gotten bad gas from one of the local stations and I had a bad […]
We’re rarely hit with something this dire at this point in the arc of our civic, democratic obligations. It’s an opportunity we can’t miss.