Memorial Day – Honoring the fallen and not sending anymore to join them

As a veteran, Memorial Day has taken on a very different meaning than it did before I served in Kosovo and Afghanistan. It used to symbolize the great sacrifices that my brothers in arms made on behalf of the US and it’s citizens. I do not see it this way anymore. It is not my opinion of those serving in the armed forces that has changed. It is my option of our government that has seen a drastic shift. (more…)

Tom Cotton Guantanamo Bay

Tom Cotton on Guantanamo Bay and his historical blindness

Tom Cotton made some waves last week with a statement he made about Guantanamo Bay and the war on terror. Most people reacted very positively saying things like “he speaks the truth” and “what great leadership” and what not. Obviously I have some things to say about what Cotton said. Here is the clip. See you on the other side. (more…)

Declaring an act illegal

The real conflict between the police and the people #AllLivesMatter

The tensions between the public and the police have reached a boiling point of sorts. Like in most public discourses, the true issue is buried under emotions, tribalism, and the inflammatory words of public figures, politicians, and opportunists. (more…)


The virtues of gaming

Gamers take a lot of heat from society. Even though gaming has become a huge industry and entered into the mainstream in many ways, it is still stereotyped as a kid’s pastime with no redeeming qualities. I would like to dispel this image by comparing gaming with a much more accepted pastime: following sports. These two past times have some surprising similarities, but more than that I think gaming is a more worth while pastime when you compare the activities that are involved and the state of each industry. (more…)