Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is the most effectively produced war movie I’ve seen in a long time. There are a few things that characterize my time in the military but the one that […]
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 .
The human brain is a complex system. Over millions of years of evolution, we’ve developed a fairly narrow range of normal behavior despite all possible outcomes. There are many different ways for […]
Political opinions, like most opinions, aren’t sound evaluations of puts and takes on any given societal issue. They’re personal preferences that require some form of matching to an ideal. Psychologists Amos Tversky […]
“I think we should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden and Norway, and learn what they have accomplished for their working people” That’s a quote from Bernie Sanders from an October […]
I finished reading historian Thomas Weber’s Becoming Hitler: the Making of a Nazi last night. I thought I’d share a few thoughts. Weber is a German historian, Hitler scholar and professor at […]
*Reposted from a blog in 2015. It’s starting to dull in our minds, whether we admit it or not. The further we get from it, the less we grieve. The trauma becomes […]
From the beginning, we Americans really haven’t been much for keeping things civil when someone tells us something we don’t like. It’s kind of our brand.
Over the last 50 years, between 400K to 1.8M people a year have immigrated to the United States. Over the last 25 or so, it’s been about a million a year. That […]
I’ve been reading Robert Frost poems my whole life. There was a giant book of them on the dusty book shelf in my mother’s living room next to the record player, just […]
Anthony Bourdain is dead. But you knew that already. Unless you were living under a rock today, you’ve already read the news. He killed himself in his hotel room in France. With […]