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  • Another memorial day another reflection

    Another Memorial Day is here and it is always a time of reflection for me. I’ve written on it several years the past. Yes, I have friends who died serving in wars with me.Yes, we lost those wars. And now I have friends who served alongside me whose families continue to be at risk from…

  • There’s much to remember on this memorial day.

    Yes it’s about our departed fallen brothers and sisters in the military. Yes it’s about the gold star families that carry on somehow, even without them. Yes, it truly should also be about the world we all work to try to build on their sacrifice. Because “the dead are the only ones who have seen…

  • My memories on memorial day

    I reflected on the sacrifice of some of my fellow Marines today. I posted on my new site The Art of Product War [edit later moved here] because I think it has a lot to do with purpose in work and in life. It’s not about me and it’s only some about them. For more…

  • Chris Hrbek

    Chris Hrbek was almost always smiling. In combat he was a competent and caring leader. He was killed by a secondary IED when he dismounted his MRAP to check on his team in other vehicles after the primary IED exploded. A week earlier we were at a compound right by the strike location Then, he…

  • Chili Palmer

    This is Chili. I’ve written about him before among others. This is Chili. I didn’t  see LtCol Benjamin “Chili” Palmer smile often. But we all knew beneath his professional veneer he cared about his team. He meant so much to the team that we changed our official callsign to “Chili” in his honor. We were…

  • The depths of why

    [Note this post originally appeared on the Art of Product War the stand-alone site for which I have discontinued, I am reposting it here backdated to the same date] One Marine Veteran’s musings on memorial day. Why? It’s the deepest one-word question there is. The direct connection to our feelings. The concept that defies our…

  • Vote. Or watch it all Die.

    This is how Democracies die. Republics too. You need to vote. All of your family, your friends, your neighbors need to vote. We all need to vote for Joe Biden and the Democrats. It’s not perfect. It’s one of our last chances to salvage this without more violence.