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For Whom the Bell Tolls

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Ernest Hemingway is one of those authors who I have often heard about throughout the years, whether from friends, colleagues, or professors while I was in college, and beyond, but sadly, I took no interest in him… at least until … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

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As I write this a National Geographic special is on TV in the background. It’s about the Iraq War and try as I have in the last 12 years to settle my time overseas in my head, it still provokes … Continue reading

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Playing Soldier

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So, I’ve been thinking… well, what else is new? It seems to me that when I think back on when I enlisted with the Army, it doesn’t seem very real to me… or let’s put that another way, it didn’t … Continue reading

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Fear

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So, last night I was browsing the web and found a remake of one of my most beloved Twilight Zone episodes – “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” written by Rod Serling. I’ve always loved The Twilight Zone, it’s … Continue reading

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Being Promoted

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When I was promoted to sergeant while in Iraq, I really didn’t want it. Well, let’s be honest. Part of me did, part of me didn’t. I have to admit that when I joined the Army, I used to look … Continue reading

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Iraq

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You know, it’s funny. To this day, I still think of myself as a soldier. The weird thing is that I am a Conscientious Objector. I know, it doesn’t make sense, even to me. I’ll be blunt, I hate war. … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day

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So, once again I had to be reminded that it is Veteran’s Day. It happens every year… and I’m still not quite sure I can articulate why it doesn’t enter my mind to remember it. But I want to try. … Continue reading

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