The GWOT, My Father And Me

I sat cross-legged on the cold cement of the garage floor. Steel tools were in front of me, laying benignly, and scattered about. I...

First Person Shooter II: Remedial Action

“Will you still hold me, when you see what I have done? Will you still kiss me the same when you taste my victim’s blood?”

-Atreyu

September 11: Reflections and Moving Forward

As Florida deals with all-that-is Hurricane Irma, I see what always surrounds a big, dangerous event. Amidst lines for gas and scrambles for AA...

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...

Vet Lag: The Winds Are Changing

The paradigm shift is occurring; the American veteran narrative is changing.

Why Oh Why, Didn’t I Take the Blue Pill?

One of the most annoying interactions I have with people is in reference to PTSD and the “symptom” of “hyper vigilance.” I can’t tell you how many times people ask me if being around crowds is frightening to me. I guess I can’t fault the ignorant too much. But, it gets a little old when I’m treated like I’m some kind of paranoid creep. 

Purification

You’re standing in formation, at close interval (dress right...DRESS!) with your entire battalion, your body locked and your eyes forward (don’t lock your knees!)....

Read the Labels, Kids!

“Let’s go crazy, let’s get nuts, slip on a purple banana ’til they throw us in the truck”-Prince

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....

The Tiger in the Lotus

The dead are only seen by the dying They all shut eyes together. Victors won they travel to the Halls of Vahalla. Carried by the...

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