A middle-aged woman prone to cursing, verbosity and sometimes pomposity. I have deep respect for the military and its members, an admiration for technically adept people and a need to know everything about everyone. Politically, you might think of me as a sort of ancient republican. Everything here is my own opinion and is not intended to reflect that of any other individual or organization unless precisely stated as such. Words matter here. Choose yours with care, say what you mean and mean what you say.