Saturday, October 18, 2014

Wadi Stones

I have two stones that I found on separate occasions in a wadi in Iraq in 2004. That was the year that killing and mayhem in Iraq markedly increased with roadside IEDs and VBIEDs. It was a horrible but unremarkable escalation of violence against occupiers, tribes and sects. On one, a large three-sided stone, I wrote, "Simplify" On the other, smaller stone, more akin to a stone you'd use to skip across a stream or lake surface, I wrote on one side, "Love Life." On the other side I wrote, "Dream." They have been on my toilet tank cover since I returned. They are the first objects I see every morning when i wake and the last things I see every night before bed. Ten years later, those words from a younger and wiser war-fighter me, written on wadi rocks with a black Sharpie, continue to inform my life. And for what it's worth, those wadie stones inform the lives of my employees; they just don't know it.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How Novel. A Theater full of Angry White People

watching Glenn Beck and fawning over Michelle Malkin.


Saturday, July 5, 2014

My Fucking Tribe

...because, white people from South Carolina.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

These Motherfuckers Continue to Run on Family Values

fun house mirrors. just like the democrats of old...




Senate candidate Bill Cassidy discloses that his teenage daughter is pregnant

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/07/bill_cassidy_senate_campaign_r.html

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Shit that is Iraq


my professional journey in iraq via tweets of mine and others.


























Wednesday, June 25, 2014

"It ain't easy, son."

from january...

What's right: No Death Star, with righteous reasons.

What's wrong: The 113th congress.

What's left: Gun sales through the roof. Ammo sales through the roof. 100,000 new NRA members. A (mostly) southern, aging, Django-fearing, white christian freak show known as the GOP.