Saturday, June 30, 2012


To be real honest I have had the Anthony Swofford crush for some time now.

I read the book Jarhead early on not sure exactly when I first picked it up.

Later when my brother working with the Navy Reserves I sent him a copy to Horn of Africa

As a Former Marine and active duty during Desert Storm he would get it.

Then they made it in the movie. And being the good parent took my daughter (11 or 12) to see it on the Marine Corps birthday.

It was the Marine Corps birthday for goodness sakes how could I pass it up. That was literally a once in a life time opportunity.

Swofford wrote Exit A in 2007 and I posted.

His new book Hotels, Hospitals and Jails is good.

It is something like reading a diary of random thoughts. A guy trying to get his act together despite life’s obstacles.

I pre-ordered from Amazon months ago and finished it in 2 days.

I actually got a real book – not an ebook!

The way he writes a memoir is something I just cannot put my finger on…

He sounds happy and settled.

Washington Post review

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

General Martin Dempsey Sings to TAPS Kids

I cannot explain how completely blown away how sincre GEN Dempsey was with these kids. I saw true leadership.

Friday, June 01, 2012



So, my thoughts are really all over the board.

I have been impacted.

I am not lost.

Maybe just a little speechless.

A combination of connection and reconnection.

I wanted someone to stand next to and bang my fists on their chest and just be held.

No sympathy needed – just the raw perspective of it all.

Yesterday I had tears during yoga and today I had a few less.

Should I be here – should I be there. Should it have been there then, now or never.

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