Nautical Freedom

The blue stretched as far as the eyes could see. The smell of the sea air, filled with salt and moisture, oddly, tasted sweet. It was so clean and fresh. No sign or indication of the 21st century within view, making the experience all the purer. The only sounds belong to the ocean. He thought …

Mission Ready

The heavy aircraft touched down hard and gradually slows while the vibrations from the engines dwindle. It almost feels as if the plane will fall apart. It always feels that way. The metallic rattling noises bombarding your eardrums from all directions serve as a reminder that you are in a piece of equipment constructed by …

Who is he?

He sat in the van and stared at the house. It was in the middle of the day, but he knew no one was watching. He didn’t care if they were. It didn’t matter. He had a job to do. He was focused. He hardly noticed the bead of sweat as it slowly rolled down …

Curiosities

What is the most common jobs/careers/positions that you encounter every day that you don't typically notice or think about, but upon further review, can't think of how life would function without it? For me, it is the mailman/woman. I never stop to think about it, but they come around almost every day, they are a …

New Adventure

It has been almost a year since I have blogged. I am not happy about that. I was in the middle of a project and enjoyed it to an extent, but it is not exactly the kind of writing I want to do. It is good practice and a positive step in the right direction, …

Lesson 33: Always have a pen/pencil and notepad on you

You never know when important things are going to happen.  No matter how good you think your memory is, it is never a bad idea to always have writing material available.  For certain military occupational specialties, it is even mandatory.  Regardless of whether you are working security, policing, mechanical, administrative, etc., there is no reason …

Lesson 31: Military sarcasm and humor don’t translate well into civilian life

While I was fortunate enough to learn this lesson before separating from the military, there are times when no matter how early you learn a lesson, habits are difficult to break.  In many cases, no matter how hard you try, they never fully go away.  Military jargon and sarcasm might as well be considered its …