Not really a sea story. Not a sea story at all. But instead a rather humorous list of things that Specialist Schwarz is not allowed to do.
1. Not allowed to watch Southpark when I’m supposed to be working.
2. My proper military title is “Specialist Schwarz” not “Princess Anastasia”.
3. Not allowed [...]
I was invited to a fly-in a few months ago by a former squadron mate, one of my department heads when I had command of an FA-18 squadron. Their carrier was returning from deployment, and all the several FA-18 squadrons were collaborating on a formation fly-by of the field, prior to breaking up to [...]
Like anyone who has been in the service, I’ve a number of photographs that grace my “I love me” wall. As a farewell gift, the ship or squadron to which he is attached will provide the departing officer with a photo in a matte and frame – in time these accumulate.
Some of these, [...]
Sunday evening on the beach in Del Mar. Fourth of July celebration.
We met some friends from church, laid blankets out upon the grass fronting the beach at 15th street. A bottle of (illicit) white wine, appetizers (brie cheese, cheddar, grapes). Got there at 7:00 pm, watched the sun set over the ocean. Chatted, [...]