I don’t know what to write.

Every week I write this blog to address mostly work related concepts.   Every once in a while when something important comes up or I am feeling that I want to go into something more personal I write about it.   I mostly have written with the idea that I am contributing to in my …

Dispatches from the Front: 5 December 2012

Christmas Day is 20 days from now.  I wish for you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas.  It is a very special time of the year when even salty old dogs like me enjoy the magic the season brings.  What is your favorite Christmas holiday song?  My wife's favorite is "Silent Night". Although …

Remember

In support of our Warfighter Creed

Perception  "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." - Albert Einstein Google "Contractors Creed" and this is what you get from http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/showthread.php?57037-Contractors-Creed THE CONTRACTORS CREED I am a contractor. I look out for myself, the operators to my left and right, and no one else. I will always take advantage of the fact …

Dispatches from the Front: 19 August 2012

Today ends Ramadan.  Previously, I experienced this month long Islamic holiday during the two years deployed in Saudi Arabia.  Back then, it was more of an annoyance than an igniter to increase our threat readiness level.   Not only do we have the Taliban to worry about, recently, there is an increase of Green (Afghan soldiers …

Dispatches from the Front: 29 July 2012

... From Ken Friends, In some of the return e-mails, several have asked I not include or discuss the "un-pleasantries of war" in my "Dispatches".  To those kind souls, my advice is to simply delete all future e-mails from me. Unfortunately, I am not in a pleasant place to accommodate such a request.  The truth …

Kenny in the field 14 July 2012

Afghanistan_PIX It has taken awhile, attached are a few photographs I requested from the combat photographer assigned to our command. He is a talented young soldier and a good man. As you can see from the photos, life here is far from pleasant. My living conditions are much better than theirs.  The thing I look …

We need consensus building not just compromise.

From my friend Ronald Batdorf We need consensus building not just compromise. We know from science that changes between steady states in natural law come at predetermined tipping points but to understand these tipping points we have to know what we are looking for as the end result. However, getting to the end results doesn’t …