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November 29, 2018

From Wikipedia – Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large.

There is nothing crueler in life than hope. People hope more than they...

November 26, 2018

….more than likely, they are the ones who have never witnessed its horrors. 

My time in the United States Navy is one of which I am most proud and for all the life lessons I learned, one stands out above them all. I was temporarily assigned to an LHA, one of two on whic...

November 19, 2018

I find it amusing when I log onto social media and I am either bombarded with political posts, or “sound bites” about success and how those who do not succeed are somehow lesser, gutless people.

I think what really gets me most about these comments, comments which lack...

October 15, 2018

I recently heard Martha Raddatz state, that in the United States, only 1% of the population serve in the military.

To my brothers and sisters in arms, my fellow veterans, those who remain in the guard and reserves and those on the front lines serving on active duty ---


October 11, 2018

The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will...

October 1, 2018

For every one person who overcomes their demons, there are hundreds, if not thousands, who do not…

…this is one of their stories


July 21, 2018

The world eventually broke Hemingway to the point that he took his own life. Many have speculated about the reason(s) why the greatest American author of his time took his own life, even I discussed it in One Day I Was. However, regardless of why, the fact is that a st...

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