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Independence Day: Enjoying Your Freedom? Don’t Thank a Veteran…

Independence Day for Americans is a day where we signify the birth of a nation; the start of the grand experiment known as democracy and the establishment of a set of systems and values that would go on to define … Continue reading

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Life gets in the way 

I haven’t posted anything in over a month now. Though I had plenty to say and write about the Pages From My Pocket series, as well as other quips, tales and thoughts – life has just gotten in the way.  … Continue reading

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Veteran Paranoia….or Not?

Earlier this very morning my better half and I were out to run some errands; we needed some meat from the local butcher to grill tonight (best friend and Army buddy is coming to town for the weekend) and we … Continue reading

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Not All Heroes Wear Medals

When I was eight I found a map among an old box of things in the sitting room of at my grandmothers. It was there I often sat and watched her stories with her, spending summer days with her and … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About ISIL a Minute

Its been a few days since the dreadful attacks in Paris, and subsequently today French paramilitary police forces raided even more ISIL attackers, foiling another suicide bomber plot.  And now ISIL is threatening to carry out lone wolf, suicide attacks … Continue reading

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Facing Fear

There comes a point in everybody’s life when they are faced with a fear – and a decision of what to do about it. We’re all afraid of something. I want to share another brief journal entry with you about … Continue reading

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Labor Day

For all those interested, I have listed “Living in the Shadow” on a free promotion for Labor Day on Monday. Kick back, have a cold one and enjoy…

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Accepting Death

Originally posted on 22 Is More Than A Number:
I have seen almost a dozen different counselors in the 10 years I’ve been home from war.  One question can stop most of them on their tracks.  “Have you ever KNOWN you…

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The Death of the Quiet Professional

Originally posted on findingvalhalla:
One of the gems of advice I was raised on was “If you have to tell someone how good you are, your probably not that good” Go ahead and read that a couple more times and…

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Things We wish We Could Tell You……But Can’t

Originally posted on 22 Is More Than A Number:
*******WARNING, THIS POST MAY CONTAIN TRIGGERS******************** As I sit here beginning this post, my hands are shaking.  My heart has the feeling of a hundred pound weight atop of it, and my…

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