Tuesday, May 14, 2013
grumbled by Sergeant Grumpy around or about 20:54
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
I had lunch with my old Team Sergeant this week. It was good to see him and we spent a good deal of time discussing where everyone was and what they were up to. Some times I really miss the camaraderie and all the cool stuff like jumping out of planes and shooting shit.
When he told me about all crap he was dealing with though I remembered why I'm out. I think there is something fundamental wrong and broken in the Officer/Enlisted class structure, but I don't really have a recommendation to fix it.
Cinco de Mayo is coming up, and it will be the 5th anniversary of the day we got on a plane in Baghdad and left Iraq. I thought this year I would finally get to writing about the Battle of Basrah (or BOB as we affectionately called it), but I guess it was too soon.
The following is the last entry from my journal while in country, and nicely illustrates the kind of characters we had on our team.
grumbled by Sergeant Grumpy around or about 21:17
Friday, March 22, 2013
The following is a concept pitch I was working on with a publisher, but it went nowhere so I am just going to put it out there for your enjoyment. This is a work of fiction.
grumbled by Sergeant Grumpy around or about 02:33
Sunday, December 30, 2012
I wonder what the hell the Chinese want with my e-mail?
grumbled by Sergeant Grumpy around or about 00:58
Friday, April 20, 2012
Tomorrow, all across the Nation people will run, walk, and remember Pat Tillman during the annual Pat's Run. The main race is in Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium, but there are shadow runs in many other cities and I will be taking part in one of those. The race is 4.2 miles in honor of Tillman's college jersey number.
I decided last year that since this is my 42 year that this run would be a step in getting back in the saddle. Getting it together. Getting things right. As much as I hate running I am going to stick with it, because I like the way it makes me feel.
So that's it. Tomorrow please honor Pat and all the fallen, if just in your hearts.
Maybe next week I'll write one of those Bosnia post Widge keeps bugging me about. Then again maybe I won't.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Well it has been a long time old friends. After getting prodded, cajoled, threatened, etc I am going to try to get to this a little more often. More often than never I suppose is setting a low bar for myself, but what the hell it's my blog.
For anyone who is interested, things have been pleasantly normal for the most part. I have had a few health problems not least of the shoulder for which I had surgery in 2008, but most of you already new that. I have also been diagnosed with Reactive Airway Disease from what I can only guess was expose to all the crap in the air in Iraq. Sounds worse than it is and seems easily treatable. I also came down with some bad abdominal issues late last year - I had been having some trouble during Iraq and upon my return, but then I also had to go to India for work about a month before things got really bad.
So after a long slog and nothing clear coming from any of the tests, the docs says I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Nice, what part of me isn't irritable? No matter. Enough blabber, next up I am going to work a little humor related to my Bosnia tour. I figure I few posts on that shitshow should warm me up for some Iraq stories. And I'll trust CI Roller will keep me honest about it.