Aside from the book coming out in October, I still have my other obligations in life. For example, I’m still a Husband, Dad, Son, and a “grand pa,” and with those positions comes a certain level of daily consternation and reflection. Then there is the day job as a lawyer, which requires patience, and tolerance. (Mostly tolerance, since I’m exposed to some pretty extreme stupid on any given day.) Combine all of this together, and you begin to realize that there just aren’t enough hours in any given day to get all these things accomplished. Especially if you toss in things like writing a book, or watching world events as part of your doing research. For example, a lot happened while the first chapter took center stage on this blog. We’ve lost a comedic genius, a stellar actress, and even Mr. Spock lost the T’Ping of his life. The Ukraine is as dicey/sporty as ever, while in Iraq things have wavered from bad to worse and back to just bad. I have chosen not to interrupt things on the blog with any commentary on these topics, not because I don’t care or that my book was more important, but simply because of the time limitations. I will attempt to bring things back to a more normal pace, but hell, who are we kidding. Right now, like billions of others on this planet, we do what we can with what we’ve got, and so within my time constraints, I will do my best. ~ Michael S. Pauley
Michael S. Pauley is a Navy brat and an old soldier who served in all three components of the United States Army. Living in Lexington, South Carolina, Michael is now a practicing attorney and member of the United States Naval Institute and the American Legion, Post 154, Tybee Island, Georgia.