I am a Marine Corps veteran. I served four years as an 'oh-three, fifty-one,' Infantry Assaultman. The role was explained to me as that of a basic rifleman with the addition of rocket launchers and demolitions, which retrospectively I'd say was accurate, and a damn good recruiting pitch for a 19-year old male. I live … Continue reading The American Veteran; Why a Challenge is Better Than a Check
I was walking from the local library to the adjacent recreation center when a ten year-old boy and his friend came into my path. They were headed in the opposite direction. One of them, who I'll call Daniel, said something to me as he passed me by. My attention was buried in my cell phone so … Continue reading “You’re a man.”
There is a part of my life that requires attention. More precisely, there is a part of my identity that requires attention. That is, inasmuch as anything is "required" of me. I could, after all, go on living without addressing certain issues or subconsciously-believed lies, but that probably wouldn't be wise if I'm going to live a … Continue reading Why Don’t I Live Like I Believe?