Jerry Coffee was a 28 year Naval Officer and Pilot; seven years as a P.O.W. An author and professional speaker, he holds a Masters from U.C. Berkeley and a 'PhD' from the 'Hanoi Hilton'."


Coffee Break Archive Below



2012 Archive

The Lightning Rod That Is Tim Tebow - January 25, 2012
Time To Try Multiple School Boards - January 11, 2012


2011 Archive

The Entitlement Generation - December 28, 2011
Memories Of Dec. 7 And Aftermath - December 14, 2011
A Newborn Grandchild - November 30, 2011
Touched By Tigers’ Power, Beauty - November 09, 2011
The Occupy Wall Street Movement - October 26, 2011
Appreciating The Work Of Our Postal Service - September 28, 2011
Zen Of River Rock Sculpting - September 14, 2011
Obama Not Playing For Afghan Win - August 31, 2011
Tea Partiers Are Not Going Away - August 17, 2011
U.S. Is In The Hole By $1.5 Trillion - August 03, 2011
Bidding Aloha To An Old Pal - July 20, 2011
Woodward Reveals Obama Wars Truths - July 13, 2011
Lighter Moments In Naval Aviation - June 22, 2011
How To Really Support Our Troops - June 08, 2011
100 Years Of Navy Aviation - May 25, 2011
The Meaning Of A ‘Warrior Heart’ - May 11, 2011
Olympic Runner To War Survivor - April 27, 2011
Great American Moments Come Alive - April 20, 2011
Reverse Dominoes In Middle East - April 06, 2011
OHA’s End-run Bad For All Hawaii - March 16, 2011
No Sympathy For Public Unions - March 02, 2011
Muslim Brotherhood’s Foothold - February 16, 2011
Crazy Gun, Mental Health Policies - January 26, 2011
Bad Time To Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Tell’ - January 05, 2011


2010 Archive

Never Too Many Nativity Scenes - December 22, 2010
A Chance To Fix Our Fiscal Future - December 08, 2010
The Wrong Way To Try Terrorists - November 24, 2010
GOP, Dem Positions Are Clearly Different - October 27, 2010
Helping Soldiers Battling PTSD - October 06, 2010
Uncle Sam’s Bailout Bandwagon - September 22, 2010
Getting Reacquainted With Waimea Valley - September 15, 2010
It’s Not About Religion - September 01, 2010
The Barbarity Of The Taliban - August 18, 2010
The Wikileaks Sensationalism - August 04, 2010
Intoxicating Aroma: Paper And Ink - July 21, 2010
Mauna Kea’s Eyes On The Skies - July 07, 2010
Reasons To Stay In Afghanistan - June 30, 2010
A Futurist’s Look At Innovations - June 16, 2010
Statistical Profiling Is Not Racial - June 09, 2010
Another Lie About Military Service - May 26, 2010
Memory Of An Island Hero Lives On - May 19, 2010
A Grass Roots Look At Spending - May 05, 2010
Sometimes A Bigger Surgery Scar’s Better - April 21, 2010
Is Obama Hiding The Truth Of His Birth? - April 14, 2010
People The Health Plan Will Hurt - March 31, 2010
POW Lessons For These Tough Times - March 17, 2010
The Roots Of American Generosity - March 03, 2010
Obama Got It Wrong On ‘Corpsmen’ - February 24, 2010
Obama’s Naive Terror Trials Plan - February 10, 2010
Great Scott! Dems Should Worry - January 27, 2010
Why I’ve Never Returned To Vietnam - January 13, 2010
A Non-political Plan To Fix Healthcare - January 06, 2010


2009 Archive

A Very Personal ‘Twas The Night - December 23, 2009
Why We Must Fight In Afghanistan - November 18, 2009
The Things That Make USA Special - November 04, 2009
Our Puzzling Honduras Policy - September 23, 2009
Staying Vigilant Eight Years Later - September 16, 2009
New Knees For Lucy And Me - September 02, 2009
From Dumbbell English To Columnist - July 22, 2009
When A Pooch Tears Up A Knee - July 15, 2009
A Final Word On Islam And Women - July 01, 2009
An Upbeat Auto Confab In Detroit - June 17, 2009
Honoring The ‘Marine’s Marine’ - June 03, 2009
Just What We Need, Islam Day - May 20, 2009
Fundamentally, USA Is Sound - May 06, 2009
Repercussions Of Cancellation - April 22, 2009
A Wedding With Whales - March 11, 2009
Redefining Marriage Won’t Work - February 18, 2009
The Good Things Bush Did For Us - January 14, 2009


2008 Archive

Savoring Memorable New Years - December 31, 2008
Riding The Straight Talk Express - December 17, 2008
A Better, Cheaper Plan Than Rail - August 27, 2008
1,215 Troops Re-enlist In Iraq - August 13, 2008
Good Citizens Who Run For Office - June 18, 2008
The Republicans’ Paul Problem - June 04, 2008
The ACLU-backed Homelessness - May 21, 2008
Let The Voters Decide On Rail - April 30, 2008
An Historical Iraq Transformation - April 23, 2008
A Formula For Personal Disaster - April 09, 2008
Time To Consider Nuclear Energy - March 26, 2008
A Word In Defense Of Lobbyists - March 05, 2008
Rallying Against The Rail System - February 20, 2008
The Native Hawaiian ‘Reservation’ - January 30, 2008
Dems Just Don’t Get It On Iraq - January 16, 2008
Supporting A Friend To Be President - January 09, 2008


2007 Archive

Getting To Know The Big Easy - December 26, 2007
Raising Kids To Be Unhealthy - December 12, 2007
Watching TV And Thankful For It - November 21, 2007
The Scars On The Dark Continent - November 07, 2007
The Superferry’s Red Herrings - October 24, 2007
Realities Of Our War With Terrorists - October 10, 2007
The Chiefs Really Run The Navy - September 26, 2007
This Is No Way To Win A War - September 12, 2007
Comparing Transit Alternatives - August 29, 2007
Speaking Of Professional Speakers - August 15, 2007
A Letter To Hawaii’s Senators - August 01, 2007
A Flawed Immigration Reform Bill - July 11, 2007
A Navy Pilot By Any Other Name … - June 27, 2007
The Pentagon’s Heroes Ceremony - June 20, 2007
Flying Off On Airline Travel Trifles - June 13, 2007
Excellent Health Care For Vets - May 30, 2007
Honoring The Few Who Defend Us - May 16, 2007
An Insane Civil Rights Concept - May 02, 2007
It’s Not Guns, It’s Bad Laws, People - April 25, 2007
Why We Don’t Need The Akaka Bill - April 18, 2007
Union Motives Hurt Teachers - April 11, 2007
Gratitude Is Really A Kind Of Prayer - April 04, 2007
A Perfect Place For Nuclear Waste - March 28, 2007
Gay Marriage And Majority Opinion - March 14, 2007
Critical Thinking About Real Threats - February 28, 2007
Three Cheers For The Pro Bowl - February 21, 2007
Fostering Good Leadership Skills - February 14, 2007
Pro War, Press Bias, Toll Roads - February 07, 2007
The Photo That Averted Nuclear War - January 24, 2007
The Insidious Power Of Propaganda - January 17, 2007
The Truth About Tampa’s HOT Lanes - January 10, 2007
How To Give God A Good Laugh - January 03, 2007


2006 Archive

Back In The Saddle; Vote Thielen - November 01, 2006
Signing Off To Run For The Senate - July 19, 2006
A Sub’s Dependence On Sonar - July 12, 2006
A Symbol Of Peace Through Strength - July 05, 2006
Hawaii Should Copy Sheriff Joe - June 28, 2006
Asking A Few Taxing Questions - June 21, 2006
Real Threats For U.S. Democracy - June 14, 2006
Big Problems With The Akaka Bill - June 07, 2006
Ward Churchill’s Lies, UH’s Shame - May 31, 2006
A Flexible Light Rail Alternative - May 24, 2006
Why ‘United 93’ Is A Must To See - May 17, 2006
A Message To All Military Folks - May 10, 2006
Putting Up With Shameful Schools - May 03, 2006
UH Warriors In The Truest Sense - April 26, 2006
Why Kids Need A Core Curriculum - April 19, 2006
It’s The Worst Business Law Ever - April 12, 2006
An Inspirational HIM Gathering - April 05, 2006
Why We Must Beat Islamo-fascists - March 29, 2006
Don’t Blame U.S. For Arab Woes - March 22, 2006
Taking Everyday Leaps Of Faith - March 15, 2006
A Tax For Everyone; Daddy’s Girls - March 08, 2006
A Bogus U.N. Report On Gitmo - March 01, 2006
A Dedicated Charter Commission - February 22, 2006
How UH Can Help Our Military - February 15, 2006
Getting In The Way Of Teaching - February 08, 2006
Still Devastated Five Months Later - February 01, 2006
A Cure For Spiritual Heart Disease - January 25, 2006
Giving Heroes A Day To Remember - January 11, 2006
The Liberal Mass Media’s Agenda - January 04, 2006


2005 Archive

Deciding Where To Make Donations - December 28, 2005
Tales Of A Pearl Harbor Hero - December 21, 2005
Torture: Parting Ways With McCain - December 14, 2005
Going To The Extreme In Sports - November 30, 2005
The Anti-military Bias On Campus - November 23, 2005
A New Tribute To Arizona Marines - November 16, 2005
How To Really Support The Troops - November 09, 2005
When Facts Are Not Welcome - November 02, 2005
The Decent And The Indecent - October 26, 2005
No, Iraq Is Not At All Like Vietnam - October 19, 2005
Taking A Lesson From California - October 12, 2005
A Personal View Of Burial Artifacts - September 28, 2005
Seeking Civil Defense Wardens - September 21, 2005
Preparing For Hawaii’s ‘Katrina’ - September 14, 2005
What If A Katrina Hit Honolulu? - September 07, 2005
Reverse Racism Is Alive And Well - August 31, 2005
The Muslims We Never Hear About - August 24, 2005
Exploring Our Willingness To Go - August 17, 2005
The Reality Of Statistical Profiling - August 11, 2005
A Bird In The Hand Of A POW - August 03, 2005
Arguing Against The Akaka Bill - July 27, 2005
An Above-the-law Media Mindset - July 20, 2005
The Legacy Of An American Hero - July 13, 2005
The Patriotism America Needs - July 06, 2005
A Time For Fishing With The Boys - June 29, 2005
So You Think Gitmo Is A Gulag? - June 22, 2005
The Reality Of Terrorist Treatment - June 15, 2005
A Traditional Respect For Women - June 08, 2005
How Tax Cuts Help The Economy - June 01, 2005
Letting The Minority Wag The Dog - May 25, 2005
United To Keep U.S. Planes Flying - May 18, 2005
The Lessons Of Two Grandpas - May 11, 2005
Unions, Wages And Eagle Scouts - May 04, 2005
Myths, Facts Of The Vietnam War - April 27, 2005
A Pilot’s Cell Phone Distraction - April 20, 2005
The Insincerity Of ‘Hanoi Jane’ - April 13, 2005
A Lifetime With Man’s Best Friend - April 06, 2005
Aiming For An Ownership Society - March 30, 2005
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