Why My First Graduate Class with American University Might Be My Last

On Thursday, 25 October, I spent about two hours in the morning preparing for my online final exam, which consisted of three one-hour scenarios. The “honor system” was used to encourage students to not look at notes or our books during the exam, but that was the extent of the proctoring. At about 11 a.m.,Continue reading “Why My First Graduate Class with American University Might Be My Last”

How I Fell in Love with Heavy Metal

Most people who know me, know that I’ve loved heavy metal music for a long time. For the people who don’t know me, a quick check on my website shows that I’ve been in several heavy metal bands, started my own hardcore/punk/metal music project called Truth Assassin, and attend numerous heavy metal concerts per year.Continue reading “How I Fell in Love with Heavy Metal”

Here’s What Brett Kavanaugh Should Have Done from the Beginning

In my book, I wrote that one of my most important lessons I learned in life was that it was never too late to say I’m sorry. Let me take you back: I was in Afghanistan in 2008 working for CIA as a liaison between the agency and the US Special Forces at Bagram AirContinue reading “Here’s What Brett Kavanaugh Should Have Done from the Beginning”