Welcome to my blog. Your author is a retired US Naval intelligence officer who served around the world, afloat and ashore, from 1983 to 2004. My last operations in the Navy were Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom in 2003. I live in the “Inland Empire” of southern California now, and struggle daily against inertia and the small stuff, to research and write a book on the Cold War, and work on small home-business projects.
I enjoy the world of political blogging, and the exchange of ideas with thoughtful posters from all backgrounds. I hope you will feel at home here, if those words describe you. I anticipate making entries both short and long (so don’t be alarmed by the long ones). I am a big fan of civility, and require that guests be as well.
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