*Stop and Pay Attention – the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell conversation between opposing sides to discuss a halt to the fighting deserves a strong drink made with fermented fruit or palm sap, rice, or molasses for everyone!

{so the combination of International Talk Like A Pirate Day with the announcement of the cessation of the ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy for the US Armed Forces leads me astray…}

In case you had any doubts, the security of the United States of America lays in the hands, hearts and minds of people who live homosexual, gay, lesbian, transgendered, queer or “just curious” lifestyles.

I can attest to this statement as fact based on my interactions with some fine folks at the Defense Language Institute, Presideio of Monterey, Monterey, California; Goodfellow Air Force Base, San Anjelo, Texas; Hahn Air Base, West Germany.

Sadly, I suspect the peeps who read my chatter will not in the least be surprised.

So, share if you need to – Tim, Kelvin, & Bruce served the US Air Force proudly during the Cold War. We as a country were better off for having them on our side. What they choose to do on their own time had no impact on their ability to serve their country in the intelligence divisions – some might say they were better prepared for the challenges they faced.

It certainly couldn’t have been easy to live the life you wanted in a world that wasn’t prepared to let you be happy. I’m only saddened that here we are – 25 years later, still dealing with this bullshit. One battle at a time, I guess.

So find the Picaroons, share a plate of Salamgundi, and tell them not to have the Davies any longer – thar be swashbucklin scallwags of types aboard this here great bit ship called ‘Terra”, me lily-livered mateys!

We’re all in this together – each and every one of us doesn’t get out alive – we really should focus on happiness – for ourselves, and for everyone else.

Hope you’re doing good – miss chatting with you. You should send me a note, or give me a call.

ciao,

}S{ | dona nobis pacem |

“Keep Calm and Carry On” or “Keep Calm … and Cupcakes!”