“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Monday, April 20, 2020

A change in plans...

At one point, I had my life and years clearly mapped out.

See, after my time in the Navy, I was going to take my skills and put them to appropriate use.

No, not in some war zone. Not doing dangerous things.

Nope, I was going someplace tropical and nice. I was going to open a dive shop/tourist spot/bar, and live a life of ease. Spend my days on the water. Spend my nights drinking quality alcohol and wooing tourist women. Never cold. Never being shot at. Never worried beyond the next day.

I have never said anything more honest than the fact I am SO glad that life had other plans for me.

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