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 that […]
I served with now former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. In 2004 we were both assigned to be Officers in Charge of Naval Special Warfare small boat detachments in the same squadron. It […]
Two things were lodged in the trending corner of my Twitter feed all day yesterday. One was Jordan B Peterson, author of the best-selling book Twelve Rules for Life: An Antidote to […]
It’s not unreasonable to say that being an outspoken critic of the President has been responsible for what success I’ve had as a writer. By far my most read essays have been […]
Like the other men and women of my generation that served in the Armed Forces, I served an America engaged in nearly constant conflict. In October of 2001, I was on the […]
Societal optimists make a point about the positive bend in the arc of a historical narrative by imagining the 50-year newspaper.
I’ve seen it in the comments section of my blog enough times to recognize the pattern. Invariably, someone throws down the gauntlet. “If you want my guns, come and get them.“