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Day of Rage 2011 Intro

Day of Rage 2011 Intro

The following is a post I made in an old blog last year while in Iraq.  This was during the crazy Arab Spring that seemed to start in Egypt and boil over into other Middle Eastern countries. Day of Rage 2011 Intro February 25, 2011   It is early in the afternoon here at my location near Nasiriyah, Iraq on February 25, 2011.  It is the first (and probably only) Day of Rage in Iraq, but little do they know it … Read entire article »

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Improvised Explosive Devices and My Journey

My wife has seen that reaction from time to time.  I’m driving.  Everything is fine and then I spot something strange.  It could be a piece of trash or just a rock.  A cold chill shoots down my spine and reverberates throughout my body. This, my friends, is what happens under convoy security stress for a year or more. I appreciate all my brothers and sisters in arms.  This video is a reminder what many have endured. Post traumatic stress disorder is real, folks. … Read entire article »

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My Son is a Diabetic: Part 2

My Son is a Diabetic: Part 2

My son is a Diabetic Part 2     Being a father when your child is healthy is difficult enough, but when a child has a disease, illness, or disorder, it can be overwhelming.  My oldest son, Jalen, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in March 2011 in addition to a blood disorder (Idiopathic Thombocytopenic Purpura, or ITP for short) in May 2009.  From all accounts, neither disease/disorder has anything to do with what I or my wife have or … Read entire article »

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Josh’s Story with Real Men, Real Dads

Josh’s Story with Real Men, Real Dads

  A little over seven years ago, I was a soldier in the U.S. Army. I had recently returned from a combat deployment to Iraq and immediately married my girlfriend, who had stuck by me for my entire year away. I had a lot of adjusting that needed to be done. I wasn’t ready for the fact that the world kept moving while my life had altered tremendously. There were no support … Read entire article »

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I forgot that Iraq gets hot (that rhymes)

I forgot that Iraq gets hot (that rhymes)

I forgot that Iraq gets hot (that rhymes) Written on May 28th The title says it all, but seeing as this is a blog, I’ll expand upon the subject just a bit. I’ve just returned from the chow hall, a once glorious trek (in the winter) that has become nearly unbearable in May.  It isn’t even summer yet and I find myself wishing I could lay in a bathtub of ice.  It takes me about ten minutes to walk … Read entire article »

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