I started this Blog in February of 2012–shortly after I retired. My intentions are to write about literally anything and everything. Although I spent my entire career in the Financial Services Industry, I have had many other experiences throughout my life. I tend to be somewhat philosophical–perhaps a people-watcher and an observer–but, I have always thought that a person should take a little from everything they do, everywhere they go and everyone they meet with on Life’s Journey.
Lately, however, I have been taking a different approach as to what I write in my Blog, and how I do it. I have been focusing more on: writing essays; some editorial analysis; ideas from a longer-term perspective and, perhaps, a more comprehensive point-of-view. Unlike the Mass Media, which is burdened with word counts and on-air minutes, I can go into more detail. But, only if it makes sense, and I wish to get my thoughts out there. If you find a particular Post boring, just scroll on; however, if you agree, disagree or like what I wrote, please send a Comment–either way.
I have always thought of myself as somewhat of an International Person; so, you will find many events and ideas from far beyond the shores, which separate America from the World beyond. I welcome your thoughts on the topics that I have written about; but, either way, thanks for visiting my blog.
Throughout this Blog, you will notice a re-occurring theme: Make Peace, not War! Young Men (and, now Women) shed blood and die in War (on both sides), General Officers establish Careers and Old Men (Corporate Profiteers) generate unseemly profits. During my 4 1/2 years in the U. S. Army, after Infantry OCS, I was Commissioned in Military Intelligence, spent one and a half years in Vietnam and, then, one year at our Intelligence Agency’s General Headquarters, in Arlington, Va. So, I saw Communications Intelligence (“COMINT”) and Security (COMSEC) from both ends of the Spectrum. At that time, I was still too Young and Foolish to realize the Dangers of War. Now, I know better!
Wars should only be fought as an absolute last resort. Take care of the returning Troops–Men and Women–by all means. But, let’s stop building those Monuments to War, and use those funds to Celebrate Peace! Create scholarships, establish international forums for civilians and academia, form projects for people to work together in worthwhile efforts , etc. And most certainly, keep the Defense Industry Lobbyists out of the Pentagon and the Halls of Congress.
NOTE: I generally like to Email new followers, to welcome them, and to suggest that, as diverse as my topics tend to run, don’t leave if one doesn’t pique your interest—just click onto something else. And leave a Comment, if you wish; because, a little respectful give-and-take can be enlightening for all.
Without an Email address, or a “Contact Us” box on your blog/site, I cannot welcome you personally; because, perhaps due to my COMINT background, I do not engage in social media. Just the “Unsocial” variety–direct contact!