When one takes the time to unpack pulling former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance, it’s pretty troubling. Being granted a security clearance, through process, doesn’t give one access to classified information. […]
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 .
An old friend of mine passed away a few weeks back. I hadn’t seen him in 30 years. For a time, in grade school, he was my closest friend. We lost touch […]
Today is my oldest’s birthday. I’m now the father of a teenager. While I bolt down the furniture and batten down the hatches in preparation for all I’m told that comes with […]
There are more. Here are 13: 1- I’ve never duplicated the relationships I have that came out of serving together. No matter where or when, seeing someone I gutted out a deployment […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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.