Book Review: Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone

February 21st, 2017 No comments

Falling somewhere between David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King and Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale, this memoir is a real world look at a CIA operative’s life as part of the staff of a U.S. Embassy. Danger, intrigue and civil service bureaucratic infighting abound, making it an interesting window into the sausage making of foreign policy.  (4 of 5 Stars)

Link to Chief of Station on Amazon

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Clear and Present Dangers……Mark Twain

February 20th, 2017 No comments

Only kings, presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial ‘we.’

~Mark Twain

Human Tapeworm


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United States Marine Corps Flag

February 19th, 2017 No comments

February 19, 1945 – The Battle of Iwo Jima

February 19, 1945, at 08:59, one minute ahead of schedule, the first of an eventual 30,000 Marines of the 3rd Marine Division, the 4th Marine Division, and the new 5th Marine Division, making up the V Amphibious Corps, landed on the beach at Iwo Jima.


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Fake News

February 17th, 2017 No comments
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Clear and Present Dangers……Jim Gaffigan

February 13th, 2017 No comments

“Without Valentine’s Day, February would be… well, January.”

~Jim Gaffigan


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