Guy's gotta eat
I can manage to pay the bills without starring in bondage videos.

My full-time boss at my Guard unit is very ill, cannot work. I am temping in his place since my civilian job dried up. Please keep Jim in your thoughts.
Woo hoo!
I passed the second exam of Course 6.
This is the correspondence course that satisfies Professional Military Education requirements for one to advance from E6 to E7.

Imagine a correspondence course on leadership, management, protocol, and international affairs written by the United States Air Force. In fact, you don't have to imagine it. That's what Course 6 is, a poke-yourself-in-the-eye-with-dull-stick pain.

Then consider that the materials are about 12 years out of date. The AF regulation regarding uniform and personal appearance is still listed as AFR 35-10. That number changed long ago to the 36 series.

An errata list included with the course materials instructs the student to delete entire passages in the international affairs section describing the Soviet Threat---or simply inserting the word "former" at certain points. There is no mention of the decisive successes of Airpower! in Desert Storm and Shield. Missed opportunities that should be rued.

Still, I passed it, it's behind me, and I'm in a slot in the org chart that allows me to proceed to that grade.