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Grab The Moon

Posted in Awesome, Family, History, WPLongform, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 7, 2015 by BrainRants

This post will be a lengthy one because I have a lot to recount here about my day, and word count or attention span for this event isn’t a factor.  Those are irrelevant by comparison. Continue reading

Flash Fiction – 9th Ed.

Posted in Flash Fiction, Writing with tags , , , , on January 28, 2015 by BrainRants

I’ve had automobiles on my mind recently since it’s that time of year to take care of registration.  We’re enjoying the thrills of state inspections and Continue reading

America Is Awesome

Posted in Awesome, History with tags , , , , , , on July 4, 2014 by BrainRants

I’m sitting here in a very echo-y, much-reduced version of my office.  The rest of my home – where I’ve lived for damn near seven years – is Continue reading

Happy Fucking New Year

Posted in Afghanistan, Awesome, History, Random with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2013 by BrainRants

I should be happy that I’m getting a fresh, new year to mangle.  I’m unsure Continue reading


Posted in Awesome, History, Humor, Rant with tags , , , , , , , on November 5, 2013 by BrainRants

I really wanted to back this post out yesterday.  However, in my addled and sleep-interrupted state I could barely remember my own name and felt grateful that I’d remembered to put on pants before showing up for work.  You see, steady readers, a perfect storm of events – Continue reading


Posted in Awesome, Best, History with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2013 by BrainRants

Happy Fourth of July.  By now you know this is my favorite holiday of the year, far overshadowing both Christmas and Continue reading

Lost Awesome

Posted in Awesome, History, Humor, Rant with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2013 by BrainRants

While I was culling the interwebs for something mildly amusing or interesting, I came across a few pieces that bemoaned things that our kids will never have to experience.  I found some of it entertaining because it took me back to a time when I had Continue reading


Posted in Army, Awesome, History, Random with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 30, 2013 by BrainRants

Good Morning.  Yet again, I’m here, ranting in your ear about something well before the Sun comes up.  That’s kind of the point to this one, Continue reading

Memorial Day – 2013

Posted in Army, Awesome, Best, History, Home with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2013 by BrainRants

Last year on Memorial Day I was stuck in Afghanistan, and the year prior I was not blogging yet.  This year I felt compelled to add a more well-written addition to the constellation of posts I like to Continue reading

Had It Up To Here

Posted in Economy, History, Humor, Politics, Rant, Worst with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2013 by BrainRants

I’ve had it up to here.  In case you can’t see, I’m making a choppy motion a few inches above my bald head, which is about seventy-three inches above the floor right now while I’m wearing my combat shitkickers.  I found this photo on Continue reading