They’re here, they’re real, but what do they mean for humanity?

(IB Times)

But American right-wing media is China’s “useful idiot”

They’re getting ready for a military parade, but their faces reflect the fact that Taiwan’s military is a highly-disciplined and deadly-serious organization. (

Power not only corrupts, but stupefies the proud

Taliban soldiers after taking an Afghan base in Kandahar (

Her spite lasted more than a lifetime, but may not have been her fault

Grandma and Grandpa’s headstone — it hadn’t been updated yet when this picture was taken. No one mourned her passing. I didn’t cry at the funeral — no one did except for Mom, and then only for a minute or so.

Self-imposed guilt is what so often forces women to shackle themselves to their emotional jailors.

Why you’d agree with conservatives if you were in their shoes

Trump supporters at the Capitol on January 6th, 2021. Most of them honestly believed they were doing nothing wrong. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Why America should reconsider its near-worship of military vets and retirees

A single mother and her child (

Why social tolerance is inversely proportional to available personal space

Farmer in a soybean field (United Soybean Board) and a normal crowd at Grand Central Station (Paul Katcher)

And how my son made it so much easier

Mississippi politicians. If not for the Navy, I might have been supporting these people. My family there sure did. (

Feed the poor or reach for the stars? We must do both.

VSS Unity, the first spaceplane of Virgin Galactic (

And only moms can speak it.

We all understand the language, but only moms can speak it. (

Glenn Rocess

Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.

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