Monthly Archives: September 2012

The desert Navy

I started my Navy career in Albuquerque, New Mexico. People do a doubletake when I tell them that. When I graduated from Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI, the Navy apparently had a bunch of shore billets to fill.  A … Continue reading

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Where are the responsible Muslims (and Christians)?

When radical Muslims commit acts of terrorism or mayhem, we are assured that the Jihadists do not represent the billions of moderate, law-abiding Muslims around the world. I am sure these folks exist, but can’t help wondering why we hear … Continue reading

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A flying fish story

Flying fish were a common sight when my Navy ship was in the South China Sea. The fish don’t fly so much as glide:  They propel themselves out of the water to escape predators, spread wing-like dorsal fins and glide … Continue reading

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