Monthly Archives: November 2011

In Honor of Veterans Day 2011

Veteran's Day

Veteran’s Day

The further away I’ve gotten from my active duty days, the more important Veteran’s Day has become.  As of today I’ve been retired off active duty for 15 years and Veteran’s Day has become the day I consider “my” holiday, as well as “the” holiday for my fellow veterans and those still serving. Continue reading

My Letter to the City of Oakland

Occupy Wall Street September 30 2011 - File Photo

Occupy Wall Street September 30 2011 – File Photo

I’ve watched the “Occupy Wall Street” movement from the start, and can’t help but being impressed with the way the protesters have handled themselves.  For the most part, they have conducted themselves with exemplary behavior.  However, the same cannot be said for the local governments and police departments.  Aside from New York, the worse is the City of Oakland, California. Continue reading