“Field Notes” represents an effort to document some selected thoughts concerning my work, my family, and the varied facets of my life. I am using this as a simple means of sharing my story and a way to keep family and friends informed. I hope to make this weblog as interesting and informative as possible so please forgive me if I mix light commentary on Scouting or piano recitals with more serious thoughts on the military and national security.
Although somewhat outdated given the proliferation and use of PDA’s, the title “Field Notes” refers to the way I continue to keep my own notes – by writing in a small notebook I carry. Be it important work related information, a diagram of the spring garden, or a to-do list for an upcoming meeting, it is how I track and organize my thoughts. It is also a means of maintaining a sense of familiar routine, no matter the circumstances or environment. Therefore, in an effort to leverage that concept and perhaps force myself to take better notes and then reflect on them more regularly (something all of us should do), I will strive to offer some of my more interesting “field notes” for your consideration.
DISCLAIMER: I am a husband, father, educator and a retired (as of summer 2014) career active Army officer. My professional life and experience is focused on the military and national security issues but I am not a spokesman for the Department of Defense or the Army. All posts reflect my own personal thoughts and opinions or those of my guests. I hope you enjoy this blog and I look forward to any worthy comments. Thanks!