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A dark beginning to the Dark Ages

Truth be told, I spend a lot more time thinking about writing than I do writing. As I’m walking or driving or just daydreaming while staring out an office window, I’m pondering different ideas and ways to approach them. As Winter Break ended, I kept mulling over two things I wanted to write about. First,…

And then, depression set in

I’ve been working on a long-term project related to my alma mater with a fellow alum which results in us chatting on a regular basis, sometimes weekly when we’re in the midst of an important part of the project, sometimes less frequently during lulls. He called during Christmas Break a few days before my cadet…

Christmas wishes and patently bad decisions

The December holidays present a mixed bag for military academy families. For some, it’s a social media highlight reel of smiling faces and other Kodak moments. For others, it’s relatively uneventful, some nice moments mixed with a few speed bumps. Then there are those that see their hopes for a joyful reunion turned upside down…