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A Pocket of Resistance

A potpourri of posts on a variety of topics, in other words, what’s currently on my mind.

  • Daddy
    As i explained last year on Father’s Day, my brother, sister, and i didn’t call him “Father.” We didn’t call him “Dad.” We called him “Daddy,” always. His grandchildren and great grandchildren (there was only one talking before he left us) called him “Grandpa.” And so he was. In all of the stuff i’ve written … Continue reading Daddy

Murphy’s Law desk calendar

A curation of Murphy’s Law saying from over the years.

  • Olivier’s Law
    Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.

Sea Stories

Fairly self explanatory, from what I can remember that is.


Notes from the Southwest Corner

Selected columns written for the Lebanon, Tennessee Democrat newspaper from 2007 to 2017 about living in the Southest.

  • A Moment of Scary
    Tomorrow is Halloween. i am not a big fan of the marketing frenzy and proliferation of store bought decorations (that abound to the ridiculous in our neighborhood). If that’s your thing, then go for it. But my Halloween decorations consist of a carved pumpkin, and we may forego that this year as our visiting costumed … Continue reading A Moment of Scary

Steel Decks and Glass Ceilings

Posts on the topic of the challenges and success of the deployment and integration of women into life aboard a Navy ship. This topic later became my book.


Willie Nod

A collection of children’s poems written for my grandchild.


Jewell in the Rough

Posts on various topics about my life.


New Palestine

Short stories about a fictional town in Tennessee.

  • Put Out to Pasture
    Pre-sales for my book Steel Decks and Glass and Glass Ceilings: A Navy Officer’s Memoir, and the announcement of the publishing date is imminent. This is a quiet, anxious time for me. My hopes are those who want to read it will buy it and enjoy it, perhaps even learn a bit from it, and … Continue reading Put Out to Pasture

Pretty Good Management

Leadership columns written for the Lebanon Democrat from 2007 to 2012.