Comments and thoughts about life from the trailing edge.
(NOTE: "My version of the truth has been hard earned through experiences and interpretations shared by no other. Honor it or not, as you choose, but don't blame me for not accepting your truth as my own. You earned it...I did not.")
The world needs people to be critical thinkers, capable of sifting through the daily barrage of sound bites and visuals that misrepresent reality to cull out the occasional gem of truth that sneaks through.
If you are unlucky enough to catch a cab that is being driven by a politician, you will get to the end of your ride late, pay ten times what the trip was worth, and be standing in unfamiliar surroundings as the cabbie drives away.
A lack of combat experience does not diminish the pride I feel for having served during a contentious period in the history of my Nation, nor does it lessen the sadness that fills me each day our war fighting men and women remain in harm's way.Conflict Resolution is work best reserved for mature, responsible adults. God willing, we will eventually see that type of individual assume a place of respect within the Halls of Congress and, hopefully, take control of a deeply blemished White House.