“American Sniper,” the Movie

WARNING: SPOILERS, SPOILERS, SPOILERS… Do not continue reading if you haven’t seen the movie… Now, with those warnings out of the way, let’s begin. I’m really wanting to discuss this movie with some of you all, so let’s open the bar and have a good conversation… I’m dying to know your all’s thoughts about theContinue reading ““American Sniper,” the Movie”

Why are Muslims leaving the safety and comfort of Europe and joining ISIS?

This is the best article I’ve read yet about why young people are leaving Europe to join ISIS. And it’s written by the former Pakistani Ambassador to the UK and Ireland, Ambassador Akbar Ahmed — a man who’s written more than a dozen award-winning books, including “Discovering Islam,” and he’s been called “the world’s leading authority onContinue reading “Why are Muslims leaving the safety and comfort of Europe and joining ISIS?”

Improving the U.S. military. Some thoughts from two vets…

Being a prior enlisted member of the military, it’s quite common to spout off your views on all things military. From playing Monday morning quarterback regarding current combat operations, to discussing how the Army or Marine Corps could do things better, nearly every enlisted member that I’ve ever met complains and gripes, while also suggesting how thingsContinue reading “Improving the U.S. military. Some thoughts from two vets…”