This is my first foray (is that spelled right?) into the world of blogging. While in Iraq for over 200 plus days as a Marine, I was able to write weekly and sometimes twice weekly updates on my battalion (1/23 Marines.) It was often hard to find the time to do so, but I enjoyed it and I know that the families of our Marines and sailors greatly appreciated the updates via a wonderful political site called Politics1.com that adopted us. I guess I miss writing those updates, so now I've found a free web log site (or blog) and have started messing around with it. This post is a test. Hope it works.