Hi, I’m Parker.
Veteran. Punk Rocker. Writer.
More than meets the eye, that’s for sure.
What I Do
My thoughts on politics, American life, war, music and baseball.
From an American base in Iraq to my own basement in DC.
Inspirational Stories to Find Your Inner Strength When It Matters Most
Recent Blog Posts
- Republicans in Congress: This is what you asked forTo the Republicans in Congress, This is what you asked for. Four years of enabling an autocratic, anti-democratic, narcissistic and deranged man has now led to where we are now. On January 6th, you and Vice President Pence were huddledContinue reading “Republicans in Congress: This is what you asked for”
- The eerily relevant comparison between Donald Trump and the Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesThe Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Their name accurately depicts what they are–pizza-eating, somewhat immature, overgrown turtles with incredible fighting abilities. With their master Splinter, an overgrown rat with ninja skills, they fight the Shredder and his Foot Clam as theyContinue reading “The eerily relevant comparison between Donald Trump and the Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”
- Counterproductive pride: The story of how the US Army refused to adjust, ending the careers of two top brassIn September 2011, I was at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq and we were in the middle of negotiating with the Iraqi government about extending the US military presence there. Brett McGurk, who negotiated the 2008 status of forcesContinue reading “Counterproductive pride: The story of how the US Army refused to adjust, ending the careers of two top brass”