The Fickle Finger of Fate

The Fickle Finger of Fate

“I’M PREPARED” by OPOVV, ©2019 (Oct. 4, 2019) — “Things We Said Today” (2:35) Looking back on it, it had to be. I mean, really now, you couldn’t have written it any better than it turned out. As I was disposing of a couple of attackers, I distinctly remember that Marine Gunny saying, ‘Bleed in […]

Stranger on the Shore

Stranger on the Shore

“EXPENDABLE” by OPOVV, ©2019 (Jun. 8, 2019) — The sun just set on a balmy June night in the middle of nowhere, literally, about 3 miles due east of the China-Vietnamese border. We’re on the foc’sle of a WWII destroyer that had her keel laid in 1945, laid to rest in ’46, resurrected in ’50, […]

The Swabbie

The Swabbie

“THE TWIST AND TURNS OF LIFE” by OPOVV, ©2019 (Feb. 28, 2019) — This takes place in the year 1965. “So I spent all day at the embassy, in Hong Kong, and I was walking back to my hotel, the Hilton, when I was jumped by two guys who, I don’t know, wanted to converse […]

The Story of the Messenger and the Whistleblower

The Story of the Messenger and the Whistleblower

WHAT WILL “THE FINAL OUTCOME” BE? by OPOVV, ©2013 (Jun. 14, 2013) — There was this Greek dude, Pheidippides, who had the duty to tell the king that the Persians were sent back where they came from. The story goes further that he ran the 26 miles nonstop and, after telling his King the news, died. […]

NSA Whistleblower: Agency “Subverting the Power of Government”

NSA Whistleblower:  Agency “Subverting the Power of Government”

HOW MUCH INFORMATION HAS THE NSA COLLECTED ON AMERICANS? by Sharon Rondeau (Jun. 9, 2013) — Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old man who was working for a private contractor which provided services to the National Security Agency (NSA) has told The UK Guardian that the “programs and policies” carried out by the secretive entity are “subverting […]