We don’t write books or make movies about the men and women who drive ships any more. But maybe we should.
The world is full of extreme analogues, those things that are like us, but more extreme. If you’re smart, you can figure out how to use them. We use them all the […]
The average age of an American serviceman killed in Vietnam was 23 years old. In Iraq, it was 27. The average American lives to be about 80. The data for other conflicts […]
16 million Americans served during World War II from a country only about 40% as populous as we are today. About half of all working aged men went off to war between […]
I spent a summer some years back in the waterways near the northern end of San Francisco Bay, where the Napa River marshland meets up with Vallejo. The sloughs, as they’re called, […]
There’s a common narrative about the meaning of what happened in Hawaii 75 years ago this past week. It sounds something like this. The forces of evil, previously growing unchecked in their […]
I love my country. I’ve spent years away from my family and the comforts of home to pursue her interests. And I’ve taken the time to understand her history, her cultures and […]
How did they get this way? It’s the question you can’t avoid asking when you see it-hundreds of them, all ages, men, women, even children. Every race. It’s hopelessness smeared across the […]
Remembering the fallen and the debt they paid for those left behind.