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The Lexicans · 20h ago

Unrestricted climb

By lex, on September 28th, 2007 Date: March, 1991 Place: Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona Ride: TF-16N It had been a long day. A buddy and I had flown three hops that day in the two-se...
The Lexicans · 1d ago

Promises, promises

By lex, on August 26th, 2007 Well, the Kat, you may say, is already a full week returned from the camp that so many of you graciously sponsored at no trivial expense: Where is the story, eh?...
The Lexicans · 2d ago

Psychoanalyzing the Internet troll

By lex, on August 8th, 2007 It is always perilous to psychoanalyze at a remove, far more so for the mere enthusiast to apply himself to the task, lacking – as he customarily will – the mind-...
The Lexicans · 3d ago

The weather? CAG says it’s “workable”

By lex, on May 28th, 2007 Great tale over at Tailhook’s Daily Briefing: Around 1530, the ship sailed into a fog bank… By the time we briefed… the weather was “Zero-Zero”. Damn the luck ! We ...
The Lexicans · 4d ago

Things to be grateful for of a Sunday morning

By lex, on May 27th, 2007 The fact that an EMT technician was available at the Del Mar Show Park this weekend. The even more improbable fact that his services remained uncalled for. And that...
The Lexicans · 4d ago

Have a beer, Marine

  By lex, on May 26th, 2007 I grew up in Virginia during a time when the federal government had something of a laissez-faire attitude towards state laws on the sale of alcohol, at least with...
The Lexicans · 5d ago

Service etiquette

By lex, on April 23rd, 2007 Mine was the third class at the US Naval Academy to admit female students as midshipmen, which perhaps explains why we were the first not to be subjected to the l...
The Lexicans · 5d ago

Exceptionalism

By lex, on April 22nd, 2007 There are probably few things quite so off-putting to the world outside our borders than that innate sense of “American Exceptionalism” with which we face the out...
The Lexicans · 6d ago

Understanding the culture

By lex, on April 3rd, 2007 In the beginning was the jacket, and the jacket was precious on account of the “been there, done that” patches, but it got left behind. And the Training Officer fo...
The Lexicans · 6d ago

Bad news

By lex, on April 1st, 2007 I’m sorry to have to share this with you, but it looks like we may have to amend the terms of our relationship: I guess I finally crossed the line. Something I wro...