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It Got Old: From a GWOT Amputee

I was once a patient at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. I was then, as I am now, what is known as...

Compartmentalization

Compartmentalization is the practice of mentally setting things aside that are unnecessary or counterproductive to your immediate purpose.  Think of a soldier who has to...

Survivor’s Guilt 2.0

I found out a few days ago that one of the Marines I served with died. A year ago. His old squad...

Visualization

Visualization, like segmenting, is exactly what it sounds like - the practice of mentally rehearsing something before you do it.  Researchers use the...

Outsourcing: A Rant

In my years spent traversing the war-torn countries made of so much kitty litter, the contrast with our great nation has become...

Valorous Cowards

Who knew love could kill? Past the reflection. Past the light before me. Past the eyes that...

Segmenting

A little-appreciated fact about selection is that a surprising amount of the quitting happens on a Sunday night or Monday morning, not...

The Camaraderie That Comes With Strain

As the GWOT generation ages so do our hobbies and off-time passions. Some seem to have developed as if we were all still grouped under...

A Pair of Boots

  I was still 17 when I enlisted in the Navy. My parents had to sign the enlistment paperwork for me, since I wasn’t of...

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