Knife Fight With Mickey Mouse Pt. 2

STOP. If you haven’t read part one¬†yet, go do it right now. Inside was the biggest mouse I had ever seen. Now I’m not talking about a rat. I’ve seen rats. They have the pointy ears, mean snarls, shifty eyes, and are often seen wearing red robes and surrounded by four teenage turtles. This was…

Knife Fight With Mickey Mouse

June 2005 My team leader peered through the scope of the rifle at the objective. His position was backed away from the cinder block-framed window and surrounded by a spider’s nest of mosquito netting. Our radio operator sat under a hole in the concrete wall as he spoke in hushed tones into our 119 Alpha…

Reaction to the Reactions to Paris

As my fellow Americans have had time to process the tragic events in Paris, I peruse the social media and internets to constantly find an interesting common denominator: Disbelief.  Complete, utter disbelief.   “I just don’t understand how a human being can do that to another one of God’s creatures?” “Haven’t we evolved above all…

Jump School and Chill with GW

Did I ever tell you about the time I met President Bush? I didn’t?! Well, strap yourselves in and grab a cold one, because it’s time for another STORYTIME WITH NATE!    I know this was your reaction to reading that So there I was, in jump school… No seriously. In 2007, I was freezing…

That’s Not My God, His Wings Are Too Fluffy

In case you haven’t gotten a chance to check out some of the other stuff I’ve been writing for The Havok Journal, take a gander at the article I wrote about the Nux4Life charity event here. My daughters have a kids book entitled That’s Not My Fairy, where each page shows a different fairy, and…

Ode to Rick Grimes

Why do so many men in America want “The Walking Dead” to actually happen? Because most men think that, in the event of an apocalypse (zombie or otherwise), they would be exactly like Daryl Dixon. Just give him a crossbow and a motorcycle, and suddenly that administrative assistant, garbage collector, or computer programmer suddenly will…

The Art of the Bug-Out Bag

   I have a tendency to imagine the worst-case scenario for everything, but when it comes to some basic survival practices, not everyone is going to have to ruck a few klicks to friendly lines under fire, survive a lion attack, or plunge into a zombie apocalypse. Many people can get caught off-guard by the…

Life Advice for My Daughters

As a father of daughters, I have no business teaching them how to become a good woman. I can, however, teach them how they should be treated by men, and how they can prepare themselves to survive the harsh reality that is our society. -Find a man worthy of your love and respect to marry,…