Newspaper Columns



March 20- Did my stereo survive?

May 23- Yeah, it's a boat, but will it float?

July 22- Beware the car disease

July 25- Sailors are philosophers at heart

August 19- Take a look around, and see what you can see

September 23- Eiffel Tower holds plenty of history


March 13-  Beirut: Paris of the Mideast

November 20- John Wayne liked runny eggs — or how I learned humility

December 23- The holidays are a time to write


March 11- Author got education at sea

May 7- Names really do make a difference

July 10- Naval words, terms common in speech

October 2- Timeless leadership principles

November 13- Storms change lives

December 18- Christmas at Sea


March 4- Hornsby: A 350-ship Navy

April 30- Traditions are important

July 2- Sailing into the mystic

August 20- Twilight at sea

September 24- Lessons learned from Shipwrecks

November 5- Looking for Veterans Day

December 17- Names of ships are fascinating


      February 4- Flags are important symbols

March 11- Education by tour during time in the Navy

June 9 - Food and memories

July 21- Cathedrals: Take a look and see what you take away

September 1- Ships and schools have more in common than you think

October 27- Is the U.S. drifting toward socialism?


      February 20- Coming Home

      March 7- Columnist recalls once catching a 99-ton             'bear' at 400 mph

       March 20- Convertible crazy: confessions of a                   bonafide out-of-control car fantatic

      April 4- Tattoos: Love them or hate them 

       May 2- How I became an officer and a gentleman

      May 15- The last word

      May 30- All Roads Lead to Rodney

      June 13- Phoebe, The Maritime Cat

      June 28- When I Flew Like a Bird

      July 11- Subic Bay; The Real Last Frontier

      July 25- Theodore Bilbo: aka "The Man"

      August 8- My Introduction to Realpolitik

      August 22- Running the Mother Road

      September 5- Peculiar Nature of Southern Crime

      September 19- Forty Acres and a Mule

      October 2- The High Cost of the Race to the Top

      October 16- A Wearable Autobiography

      November 14- The Blink of an Eye

      November 26- Thanksgiving Memories Afloat

      December 12- Redneck Latin


January 16- Stand Down!

January 29- What Privacy?

February 12- The Prison Problem

February 26- Who Speaks for the Animals?

March 11- Has the Military Lost Touch with Society?

March 25- Of Pandemics, Epidemics, and Plagues

April 8- Easter: A Moveable Feast

April 22- Only the Lonely

May 6- Some People Simply Refuse to Believe the Truth

May 20- Sophistication is No Hindrance...

June 3- Memories of Riding the Rails and Hearing that Familiar Sound

June 17 - No One Dies Any More

July 1- My Unlikely Love Affair With the Sea...

July 15- 'Hong Kong Delight'

July 29- Don't Mess with the Postal Service

August 12- Do Memories Deceive Us

August 28- Running Highway 11

September 9- Dial "M" for Moving on 

September 23- Above and Beyond 

October 7- Last Kind Word

October 21- 'Homeward Bound' is a Fantastic Saying to anyone who wonders

November 4- Bruce Down Under

November 18- Sea Stories

December 2- Flags of Our Fathers

December 16- Christmas at Sea

December 31- Funny Money


January 13- Saddlebag Preacher

February 10- Blackboard Jungle

February 25- Doomsday Countdown

March 15- Into the Mystic

March 25- The Last Ship Leaving

April 7- Opinion: Stormy Weather

April 22- View From the Back Row



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