I am a retired U.S. Marine, former Drill Instructor, Viet Nam Veteran, and one opinionated old (65+) geezer. I have traveled extensively, well for me at least, around this planet and have formed some definite opinions about life in general. From time to time I will post my opinions here, then you the reader(s) may discuss them also on this blog. Do not expect me to mediate you, that is not my purpose. What I want from the reader is for the reader to engage his/her brain and think about what is posted here. Keep it clean, keep it civil, and keep it simple. Remember this; There is simplicity in this world, we do not need a Rube Goldberg type mechanism to solve a simple problem. Please keep that in mind as you post here, thank you. I also just might throw in a little story and a joke or two. Why? We all need a little humor in our lives along with some light reading.