Month: May 2013


One Word Explains the Avalanche of Obama Scandals

I’m a coward. It was the final zone inspection of boot camp. Navy Recruit Training. Get hit in this inspection, and you’re set back a week. Maybe two weeks. My mom and dad had already booked a hotel room in Orlando. They couldn’t wait to see their son pass in review. I knew everything in …


I’m Glad I Sent a Text Last Night

SMS Text might have been Chip Gerdes’s art form. Text chats with Chip, usually late at night, were always lively, argumentative, funny, irreverent, and delightful. Chip and I texted back and forth until midnight last night. During that chat, I made a commitment to take a trip to Quincy and see him. We both looked …