It was a cool morning early in April. The bags were packed, the goodbyes had been said. A few people in "civies" peppered the otherwise green group gathered in the foyer of the a… Read More
As the beginning of my deployment grew near, and the months turned to weeks, the burden of what the next year would bring grew heavy upon my soul. It was an emotional rollercoaster tha… Read More
Words can hardly describe the rollercoaster of emotions one feels in the weeks and months leading up to their first deployment to a warzone. In some ways it feels like your life is bei… Read More
The old posts are from my previous tenure as a school teacher in New Orleans. Just in case anyone was confused Read More
While I knew that returning from an amazing vacation with the family, cruising the breathtakingly blue waters of the Caribbean, would not be easy, I was completely unprepared for the challen… Read More
4:00 am - As the alarm on my phone buzzes an all too familiar tone, I cannot help but wonder how I will manage to finish all the preparations necessary for the day. Fifteen minutes having p… Read More
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