Category: Perspectives

Big Bossman & Armpits (Some Chris-isms)

I’ve been sent a few emails inquiring where all the Chris-isms have gone, so I thought I’d post a few today to make up for lost time. Published under Chris’s Perspective to the right, here ya go: As… Read More

Dehydrated Water

JP at The National Guard Experience (who, by the way, is in the throngs of moving to a permanent more personal site) once wrote the Golden Rules of Care Packages. I once provided a rebuttal to this, which… Read More

Now They’ve Gone Too Far

Who do these people think they are? At least 27 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up near soldiers handing out treats to Iraqi children in Baghdad. How can there be support for this in… Read More


We made it home at about 0630 this morning. We decided to leave immediately following the They Might Be Giants concert, which was awesome by the way. It was the first concert that Emily and I ever went… Read More

Prairie Rattlesnakes (A Chris-ism)

On the way to Utah from Montana, we took the scenic route through Wyoming. We stopped at a rest area that Emily remembers stopping at as child and took some pictures of the kids on the same rock… Read More

Free Coke (A Chris-ism)

We went to Wal-mart today and they were celebrating a Re-Grand Opening. As you walk in the door there is free cake for the customers. As we walked back past the dairy section, they were giving away small… Read More

God Bless My Soldier

Eric Horner has written a tear-inducing song from the perspective of a child who’s father has gone off to war. When you visit this site, take a box of tissues with you, especially if you’re a soldier with… Read More

Old Features On New Site

Back by popular demand, I’m restarting two features that I had on the previous site: Parking Lot Pennies and Chris-isms. You can click on the link to read about what Parking Lot Pennies are. Even though I didn’t… Read More

(UPDATE) Boy Suspended For Talking To Mom In Iraq

[UPDATE] Kevin Francois has been accepted back to school after serving just two days of his ten. “Kevin will not be penalized for his two-day suspension, and his guardian will meet on Tuesday with Kevin’s counselor and teachers… Read More

Sick, Tired and Painful

Sorry, I haven’t posted much the past couple of days, but I haven’t been feeling too well. Wednesday I started having extremely painful back spasms. It got to the point I couldn’t sit nor stand. I ended up… Read More

New Site In The Works

Yesterday, I purchased the domain name in order to have more control over my blog. It’s mine for at least three years, and I plan to keep it up as long as I’m in the Army. My… Read More

Chris Grisham vs. The State of California

[UPDATE: The California Supreme Court dismissed my case today, 14 August.] Interesting title, I know. It catches people’s attention. Here’s the deal: Back in June, a month after I got here, I got a speeding ticket for ALLEGEDLY… Read More

The New Army Combat Uniform (ACU)

Last year, the Army announced that it would field a new ACU. The ACU will replace the BDU’s that we’ve been wearing since the early 80’s. You can read about the new ACU here. Personally, I don’t really… Read More