The Gaslamp District

“I should be ashamed of this. I’m not, because I am tasting grapes. This smile, don’t look. It’s my bait, my words the hook.”-The Audition It’s taken me 31 years to figure out that there are two types of people in your life: balloons and anchors. Balloons lift you up, encourage you, and support you.

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5 Tips for Veteran Entrepreneurs

1. Ask Questions When I first started out I didn’t know a damned thing. I don’t have a MBA, bachelors, or even an online certificate in business. So when I would be speaking with others in the business world, at first it was gibberish. I would remember key words, phrases, or products (after pretending I

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My Boogieman Is In My Closet

“Where do I belong, when even my own shadow leaves me, when darkness comes?”-The Color Morale   People just don’t get it. I’m not just talking about the straights. Vets don’t get it a lot of the time, either .   PTSD isn’t a paycheck. PTSD isn’t some ailment to mention to your friends so

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Kuhl Pants Review

I was loaded to the gills with more shit than any man should carry. I weighed a million pounds pounds and felt even more badass. A chest rig, pistol belt, eight m4 mags, two frags, a smoke grenade, pistol with two mags, med kit, m4, a helmet, and a radio. Somehow, I dropped something. As

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Veteran’s Day Special

“No one will ever see things the way I do, no one will try. All my friends say that I’m gone but I swear, I’m not.” -The Almost I woke up this morning and as custom, scrolled through my newsfeed. As I shuffled through old pictures of people in their uniforms, I came across a

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Stackin’ Chips: Part 1

This will be the first of a three part series: How to establish a budget, how to save/savings goals, and finally where to put that money once you have saved it. We’ve all seen that 18 year-old-kid who used the few dollars he had after boot camp as a down payment on a truck; the

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