Category: Army

A Ruck by the Perch River

 

 

 

Most of my adult life I haven’t owned a car.

That used to be more true than it is today.  Still, I almost never drive.  However, without intention, I wouldn’t walk very much either.

Which is a crime.

I’ve found walking to be the perfect antidote for the lethargic perils of the information age.

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A Warrior’s Path to Geekdom

When people look at me today they don’t see a warrior.  People are mistaken when they look at someone and believe they know who that person is.  It’s a mistake people make every day.  Continue reading

Lions of Kandahar

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I once read that an individual Soldier’s ability to effect change on the battlefield is limited to the maximum  range of his weapon.

That may have been more true in the dark days of sword and shield, but its spirit is just as alive today as it was in yesteryear. Continue reading

Ghost of War

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Today I received the latest edition of Connections.

Connections is Empire State College’s official student and alumni magazine.

I love when Connections arrives on my doorstep!  As a non-traditional student, at a non-traditional school, the magazine gives me a tangible link to the college wide community.  I deeply appreciate the value it brings to my life. Continue reading

The Brotherhood: Inter-Generational Reflections on Basic Training

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Every once in a while I go through spells where I have trouble sleeping at night.  Kind of like mini-seasons of my life where sleep is just fleeting; but only for a couple of weeks. Continue reading