Never Take Life For Granted

By: Gene Cahill (UDT-SEAL Association BOD Member) The routine of daily life is sometime taken for granted. Never again will I assume the usual to take place. I am Chief Petty Officer Eugene A. Cahill, U.S. Navy Platoon Chief, Underwater Demolition ... Continue reading →

AS-201 The First

First place is what we try for in classes and on the athletic field. Always it is a dream to achieve a first place. It requires effort, a lot of effort. Just to be given a first place award without hard work makes it meaningless. There will be so many ... Continue reading →

Surf Torture

“Stretch it out. Lock arms. Make that line straight! Walk into the water ankle deep. Look seaward. Keep that line straight! Drop and give me 50! (pushups)” The water is 55 degrees. Cold. SEAL candidates facing hours of shivering. And… ... Continue reading →

Drone Dragon

Dragons are only seen in scary movies. Flying serpents. They breathe fire and stand up roaring. They frighten kids only. Though they may still be seen in the skies of Tibet... Coming down and ruining picnics…. LOL Predators are large ... Continue reading →

Artificial Intelligence

Now your car can park itself. Are we supposed to give it some rights as it now has a brain? Feelings? Artificial intelligence is being integrated into almost everything we have. Just wait and see. Cognitive computing. All human opinion is ... Continue reading →


Yes Dear, you have told me that 5 times. Enough. Politicians say the same thing in 20 different ways into 20 different cameras. They just change their ties once in a while. Reporters report on their same questions ad nauseam. No longer do they ... Continue reading →

You’re Fired

“You’re fired!”….. I have heard that several times… And guess what... It was always for the best. Thousands of CEO’s and thousands of maintenance men have been fired for all kinds of reasons…. Many unfair… many because of political whispers ... Continue reading →


Something hasn’t been right for a while. A gnawing feeling of mortality. And then I was on a Caribbean beach every day. Walking from the water 15 yards on soft sand I could barely make it to the chair. A dizziness?? Ignored it. It’s been going on ... Continue reading →

Guilt Edges

If you are honest with yourself there are so many things to feel guilty about. In fact, guilt is a healthy thing. It means you are being honest with yourself. Carrying deeply protected private feelings of guilt over something you did is ... Continue reading →

Just A Guy

“I’m just a guy” is thought millions of times a day in private. Don’t blame me…”I’m just a guy”. What does it take to be a guy? Well, first there is an anatomy issue. That’s pretty black and white, though in some quarters… debatable…. Assuming ... Continue reading →