Back in the USA

I flew back home Tuesday the 28th and am now on a pass in Fayetteville, NC (Ft. Bragg). I’ll be here for probably a couple of weeks yet while we outprocess and demobilize. It’s great to be back in the US again, and Michelle drove down from Ohio to see me arrive, which was really […]

PocketPC (and desktop) .NET Chess!

I’ve recently been getting back into playing Chess while I’m in Iraq. I’m pretty good, compared to a lot of people here, but I’m definitely still a novice. I need look no further for proof of this than my difficulty in beating this PocketPC chess game even on its easiest setting. It’s a very cool, […]

Army Looks to Boost UpArmor Humvee Production

After Rumsfeld was asked earlier this week why soldiers going into Iraq are having to scrounge for vehicle armor, the Army is now actively looking to boost production of uparmored Humvees. That’s a good thing, to be sure, and one I doubt is any coincidence considering the media attention the issue has received this week. […]

Rumsfeld Responds To Tough Questions

AP Reports Disgruntled Troops Complain To Rumsfeld. I don’t think they’re complaining – they’re asking legitimate questions to someone in a position, one would hope, to take action. But Rumsfeld does a good job of answering the questions, I think. One was asked by a member of the 278th out of Tennessee — the same […]


Saw Tikrit today, including a few palaces from a distance. Apart from Baghdad it’s the biggest city I’ve been in over here. Its rush hour was comparable to something back in the states, with lots of traffic, and there were lots and lots of people walking around outside. Tuz is decent-sized, but with smaller buildings […]

What's a Blog?

If you’re asking this question, or wondering what B-L-O-G could possibly stand for, you’re not alone. Blog was the #1 most looked up word in 2004 according to Merriam Webster. Read more about it in this article, which also lists the other members of the top 10 most looked up words for the year. “Blog” […]