Month: April 2022

  • Becoming Human

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    This post was originally written nearly 30 years ago when I first left the Marine Corps. While dark, it is a very good representation of what many Heroes experience during that transition phase. For me it has a happy ending, but for too many the ending is even darker still. However, it should also be…

  • It Wasn’t Just the Glass, It Was the Whole Pitcher

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    While sifting through a seemingly endless box of odds and ends recently, I came across a hand-carved leather checkbook cover I recognized as having been made by my father. Unfolding the stiff leather, I discovered a photograph tucked inside its lining. Only mildly discolored with age, the picture has the strange yellow cast, which in…