Headed to Vermont

Working on a sheep farm for a week, and attending a Vermont Law School Open House. It’s lambing season. First visit to Vermont, and the first state I’ll review as I see it for the first time. I’ve never been here, but my DNA shares coils with bones...

Sailors in the Sandbox, 2008

“Sailors in the Sandbox” An oldie but (I hope) goodie. Years ago, the US Navy stepped up and sent Individual Augmentees (IAs) to put boots on the ground in the CENTCOM AOR. These fearless folks weren’t Seabees or Fleet Marine Force (FMF) but your...

Living when others didn't…

Fourteen years ago today, as a colleague pushed an elevator button on the fourth floor, American Airlines 77 crashed through the second floor beneath our feet, destroying the Navy Command Center … Where we were headed. Unlike many thousands that day, I made it...