Mar 082010
 

Back when I was in the military, I spent some time teaching firearms and close quarters combat at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. One of the things that we tried to stress to the Army’s future leaders was that you can plan and strategize all you want to, and you may […]

Feb 162010
 

Longtime Gypsy Journal and blog readers probably already know that I am fascinated by those small world encounters that we have or hear about all the time. You know what I mean, those chance conversations with a new friend in a campground, where you suddenly realize that you both worked at the same company 20 […]

Wicked Weather

 Posted by at 7:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 222010
 

The weather forecast has been for rain all week, though it seemed to come in spurts, with periods of blue sky in between. But Wednesday night it began to rain in earnest, and it hasn’t stopped yet. The rain was accompanied with high winds that whipped the palm trees in our park, and about 4:30 […]