Writers write

They do it, not because of some external force, but because they feel compelled to memorialize the thoughts and words floating around inside their head.  They write in journals; They write poetry; They write for their children; and sometimes they get to write for the public. For the longest time I was happy  doing the first three things.... Continue Reading →

Several months in the life of a Secret Service Agent— (including a trial, protecting Sarah Palin, and a visit by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad)

2008 was a busy year. It started off with me getting married (New Years Day), and then several months later, being transferred to the U.S. Secret Service flagship office—NYFO (the NYC Field Office). It was also a campaign year (McCain vs. Obama) and I was assigned to the detail of McCain's VP pick— Sarah Palin,... Continue Reading →

A Family Divided

"As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live."  - Saint Pope John Paul II Pretty accurate quote, huh?  I think so.  Just take a look at current events.  Go turn on your television, or check the latest post to your Facebook or Twitter feeds, or pickup... Continue Reading →

What happens when 20 lbs of C-4 explodes?

Read to the end and you will see... C-4 is classified as a high-order explosive (HE), that produces an over-pressurization shock wave.  It is similar to TNT, Semtex, nitroglycerin, dynamite, and ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO). It is very stable and cannot be detonated by a gunshot or by dropping it (unlike the explosive TATP, commonly referred... Continue Reading →

Easter

Easter- the Holiest of days on the Christian calendar. Back in 2008, I was fortunate enough to travel with then Vice President Dick Cheney to Jerusalem, Israel.  My particular assignment was to guard the main entrance of the King David Hotel, where the Vice President was RON'ing (Secret Service slang for "Remaining Overnight").  It just... Continue Reading →

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