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On Being A Man At Arms

American Embassy Dublin, Ireland 1998.  During my years as an embassy guard, I tended to carry myself with the confidence of a snow plow (some would argue not much has changed). Of course, being armed with a .357, pepper spray, hand cuffs, monadnock baton, and a great big shot gun lent itself to a certain […]

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New Year’s Initium: Seek Responsibility

As is customary, many people spend this time of year considering various resolutions. Like I’ve noted before, this requires some form of initiative and a bias for action.  While initiative may get the ball rolling, there are other components necessary to maintaining the momentum of these resolutions. I remember standing a wall locker inspection during […]

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