Military

The Ring

Ceremonial events have meaning. That is why they are largely ceremonial. They connect us with our past and provide, at least to an extent, the promise of a future. (If there were not a predictive value for future experience, then participation in a ceremonial act would be largely insignificant, an exercise in nostalgia at...

Parents Weekend at West Pointe

Parents’ Weekend at West Point

George S. Patton once referred to The United States Military Academy at West Point as “Hell on the Hudson”.  He was writing home during BEAST barracks, an event that takes place in July when the average temperature in New York is 197 degrees with 200% humidity. When Chaney wrote home during her BEAST barracks, she...

The 3rd Amendment

Camp San Luis Obispo Officers’ Club The fire crackled spritely as MAJ Taormina sipped his Jameson gingerly.  Cigar smoke still lingered about the high-backed chair and shadowed his furrowed brow. LTC Eeke paced back and forth between the fire and some dispatches that lay sprawled across an end table, a vape device clutched in his delicate hand. Speaking...

NRA Law Enforcement Training

Those of you who watched my video from last week know I was in Boise, Idaho for a NRA Law Enforcement Training class; specifically, Cosmo and I were students in the Pistol / Shotgun Instructor training program. The NRA has a law enforcement division which puts on special classes for LEOs.  This course is specifically...