Author Archives: The Dogfather

2014 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS)

In March, the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit came to The Hague, The Netherlands.  Although it was a great deal of work, it was an awesome experience to be a part of such an historic event, in which 58 world leaders … Continue reading

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Libby’s View of a Walk to the Park (Libby-cam)

The other day I attached a GoPro camera to Libby’s collar before taking her and Molly on a walk to the park. This clip is us starting the wlk from our house to the Haagse Bos (a large park in … Continue reading

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My Philosophy

“Each day I strive to live my life more simply, to long for nothing more than something to eat and drink, the joy of companionship, and a comfortable place to rest.  For me, it’s an effort; for my dogs, it’s … Continue reading

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The Geographical Bachelor

As I write this, I am sitting in my house in the Netherlands.  I am pondering my Navy career and what it has meant.  I think of what I have accomplished.  I think of the people I helped and mentored … Continue reading

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Herfst in het Haagse Bos (Autumn in the Hague Forest)

I walk through the park, my faithful companion by my side.  More than a dog, he is my life.  Nose to the ground, he drinks in the myriad of wonderful smells.  He is oblivious to all else in this moment; … Continue reading

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A Working Dog Poem

God Summoned a Beast from the Field And He said, Behold man, created in My image. Therefore, adore him. You shall protect him in the wilderness, shepherd his flocks, watch over his children, accompany him wherever he may go; even … Continue reading

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The Digital Age and Family

As I write this, I am already late in getting ready for work, so I’ll simply type a few thoughts to scratch the surface of the topic. We have come a long way.  In days past, families lived together and … Continue reading

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Donate a Bag of Dog Food to a Shelter

I just found this cool website,, where you can purchase dog food and for every bag you buy, they will donate a bag of dog food to a shelter.  Cool, huh?

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Random Thoughts

Okay, so I started this blog with…well, a thought.  Being totally new to the idea of a blog, I had (read: still have) no idea of where I wanted to go with it, how to do it, or even what … Continue reading

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Easy Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa 1 small onion 250g pineapple 15g cilantro Juice from 1/2 lime 1 tbsp Tapatío hot sauce 1 tsp (combined) garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and dried parsley

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