Repurposing old content: A Re-think of the “New Start”

Me when I can't figure out what to write. (Image from pixabay.com)

Earlier, I lamented about how I shouldn’t repurpose my old content and have it remain behind the curtain of academia. This feeling was based on my initial reaction to trying to create content solely for its own sake. At the time, I thought and said it was shit. But as I look back at it… Continue reading Repurposing old content: A Re-think of the “New Start”

Once again, a new start: repurposing old content

           A long time ago, I thought repurposing old content was trite. I erroneously thought that doing so eroded its authenticity, but now I see it as misguided. To be honest, that image up there (and others in this entry) wasn’t really what inspired me to write this. It was a random post on Linkedin from… Continue reading Once again, a new start: repurposing old content

A year after the military

Why so serious, me?

I don’t miss the military life for one second. Ok, maybe I do sometimes. It’s been about a year since I “retired,” and I still have no regrets. I feel I always have to emphasize this point because, as I’ve said before, it isn’t a retirement but rather a transition from being in to NOT… Continue reading A year after the military

Military Mondays: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

This is an easy one. What is really derived from NATO, the phonetic alphabet is used to convey clear and concise messages over telecommunications platforms.  Before the advent of the cel-phone, most verbal commands or inquiries had to be requested over a walkie-talkie.  You remember those right? Well, hypothetical idiot, they’re mobile telecommunications equipment, which… Continue reading Military Mondays: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

End of the Week review: Introductory post

Every Sunday, I will do the best I can to sum up the week’s highlights.  Whether it’s a topic on Military Mondays, Veteran Fridays, Free radical posts, or just a summary of the week’s events, I will post them here. Here’s a quick recap: April 30:  Watched Avenger’s Infinity War I – It truly is… Continue reading End of the Week review: Introductory post

Military Monday-Misconception #1: Not everyone in the Air Force flies.

Icarus by ReyeD33 @ DeviantArt

“Off we go, into the wild blue yonder, flying high, into the sun…” – Air Force Song Although the word “airmen” implies flight, not all Air Force personnel fly.  If by fly you mean control a plane, that would be a pilot, or co-pilot (usually the newbie pilot in training).   If you mean riding on… Continue reading Military Monday-Misconception #1: Not everyone in the Air Force flies.

Veterans Friday: Introductory post

image from woundedwarriorproject.org

So, this is where I get serious. As a former member of the U.S. Armed Forces, I’m honored to have my country as best I could.  Anyone who enlisted, or commissioned, for a significant amount of time and has not incurred any disabilities is either very lucky, or unnecessarily hiding this fact.  For the rest… Continue reading Veterans Friday: Introductory post

Training Tuesday: Introductory post

Hello Peter, whats happening? Ummm, I’m gonna need you to go ahead come in tomorrow.  So if you could be here around 9 that would be great, mmmk… oh oh! and I almost forgot ahh, I’m also gonna need you to go ahead and come in on Sunday too, kay.  We ahh lost some people… Continue reading Training Tuesday: Introductory post

Militarisms Monday: Introduction post

Full Metal Jacket's Gunnery Sergeant Hartman shows no mercy. Credit: www.film-grab.com

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: You best unfuck yourself or I will unscrew your head and shit down your NECK! – R. Lee Ermey (R.I.P.) Full Metal Jacket This will be the first post of a weekly set of topics dedicated to expand upon the sub-cultural elements of the military.  Topics include, but are not limited to… Continue reading Militarisms Monday: Introduction post