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"If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War." - George Washington

"Force without wisdom falls of its own weight." - Horace

Every once in a while I find myself looking at pictures from three or four years ago, at stories written when I felt much younger, and I'm reminded that the only constant in life is change.

I've tried to catalog as many of those changes in my life as possible on this website. Over the past seven years I've gone from being a college student without much experience in the real world to an Air Force officer with more experiences than I know what to do with. Fortunately most of those experiences have been positive, in the course of our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Most of my social networking takes place on MySpace, where I kept a milblog of a year-long Afghanistan deployment, or Facebook, which I use for most of my networking. You're welcome to visit both and drop me a line. I recommend Facebook for that purpose, though.

The point of this website is simply to host some of the thousands of images and hundreds of stories and scripts I've written, and to feature the items I'm proud of. Please feel free to browse.

I'm John, and welcome to my home on the web.