Last night at Loch Bar in Baltimore, a guy named Chris Santiago walked over to my table
Tomorrow is Veterans Day,
Longtime friends of this page will recall an encounter I wrote about on Memorial Day, three years ago.
Couple years ago, I wrote about a random encounter with a guy named Travis Mills.
If you’re looking for a modest way to commemorate Veterans Day, get a copy and read it, post haste.
Say hi to Retired Staff Sargent Travis Mills, formerly of the 82nd Airborne, US Army. As you can see, Travis has undergone a few structural modifications, most visibly in the leg department. Likewise, his left arm is more machine than flesh, and though his right arm appears to be around my waist, it really isn’t. Like the rest of his limbs, it’s been missing in action for some time. I met Travis a few weeks ago in DC at The Science and Engineering Festival, and spent a half hour talking, mostly about Dirty Jobs. He wanted to tell me how Read More