A Perspective on the Teachings of Jordan B. Peterson

Most people fear being dangerous. They fear the inner demons that reside in the dark corners of their soul, the ones that conjure up...

To Them I Appeared a Stranger

You felt it the first time you came home on mid tour leave. You were still young enough and still close enough to your...

THE DOLLARS AND SENSE OF WRITING

Perhaps it is fitting that I begin this essay on the 12th anniversary of my “Alive Day”.  A dozen years ago today, far away...

Belonging to the Tribe

The Warrior Caste - our tribe. It’s a faded memory, but I can still feel it. Signing my proverbial (maybe more like “literal”) life...

First Sergeant Hill

Memorial Day is a complicated holiday for some of us. Nothing can cast into sharp relief the chasm, real or imagined, between GWOT vets...

The Psychedelic Warrior

As modern warriors, it’s important we open our minds to new ideas and perspectives in order to stay one step ahead of an increasingly...

Masks

One of the many reasons that I loved reading David Rose’s book, “No Joy,” was its intentional destruction of the civilian’s image of the...

Reengage

The sand grinds its way into my elbows and I settle my body behind the rifle. My ribcage aches from the weight that has...

A Way To Happiness

"When you are not pursuing your goal, you are literally committing spiritual suicide." —Les Brown Actively pursue your dreams. There, I said it. Easy enough, right? No....

For the Love of Grunts

It’s like having children. Big, savage, drunk children. With guns. As a medic/corpsman in a combat arms unit, your job is to do everything in your power...

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