And so, the story goes that the young missionary living in a land far, far away was daydreaming. In his daydream state, he was imagining what a meeting would be like with the chief of a cannibal tribe that he was planning to visit that week. He imagined asking the cannibal chief: “Do you people … Continue reading In Your Dreams
Who wears the BAND OF GOLD? It would appear that ANY AND ALL may wear it now. Why does your PIMP now see BAGGERS from BEYOND INSANE GATE wearing mine AURUM NUGGET? Simply: why doth the SCHOLARS OF THE NIGHT, who are not DECATS, wear a RING OF BRASS which may be mistaken for mine … Continue reading Who wears the BAND OF GOLD?
As the sun disappeared over the Western horizon of the Ashley River, mysterious silhouettes appeared on Summerall Field, only barely visible by the dim lights of the surrounding buildings and the pale moonlight. Walking closer to investigate, one would find a small group of cadets and professors, with three odd looking cylinders on tripods pointed … Continue reading Physics Department Hosts Stargazing Night
An Ode to Parents Weekend (© all rights reserved) Chaplain Joe Molina CDR, UMSC / Chaplain to the Corps of Cadets Way back in 1990 there was a “T-shirt testimony” making its rounds in the local south Florida market. A number of people wore it proudly with no fear of recrimination or ridicule. It read: … Continue reading An Ode to Parent’s Weekend
It is time to organize a SUMMIT where cadet leaders of our Corps and members of the Commandant’s Office can meet to resolve matters which have been the cause of escalating tensions. The greatest of all issues recently has been the perception in the Corps that certain TACs have consistently set examples of poor leadership … Continue reading An Open Letter to The Corps
On the evening of Tuesday, September 18th, cadets and faculty gathered in Bond Hall Room 165 along with honored guests for a Hispanic Heritage Month panel discussion. The topic was “Latinos in America: Finding the Balance Between Identity and Integration.” Moderated by Chaplain Joe Molina, the panel included Father Gildardo Garcia - the Catholic Chaplain … Continue reading Local Latino Leaders Speak at El Cid
It feels incredible that we have now had nearly twenty years for the experience to settle into our collective consciousness. I guess that we could rename the terrorists “the equal opportunity destroyers.” When those four massive airliners crashed into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and the open field in Pennsylvania, all the innocent victims shared in one common, terrifying moment. That experience eliminated all social, religious, economic, racial and ethnic differences that may have existed. All the souls that perished, perished equally.