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5 Christmas Ideas for your Military Loved One…

Let’s face it…. There is a lot of products out there that cater to military members living life on the move ranging from practical to just plain ridiculous. But if you are considering what to get for your favorite veteran/service member this holiday season, here is a brief list of 5 things at various price levels I have found to be particularly useful throughout my military career:


Growing up in California through my teen years, I was exposed to a society that often encouraged a counter culture. At the time, it coupled nicely with an even more common rebellious teenage attitude. I lived in a world that praised being different, special, valued, and exceptional—all because we were born that way. It was our right to be different.

Skiing at Jackson Hole, Wyoming….

So you’re thinking of making a ski or board trip this winter? To be honest–  I’ve been out of the ski game for about 20… Continue Reading

The Spaces In Between…

“I don’t even know you……  you look good on paper, I guess” were the last words she said to me before she walked out and… Continue Reading

Thoughts From an Outgoing Platoon Leader…

I did my last ruck march as a platoon leader this morning.  It was still dark when I stepped off on a route I’ve come… Continue Reading

Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain

Standing in the dim light and darkness of a cheap hostel in Spain, dressing in white and red, I was having some second thoughts.

Yes. Ft. Hood Happened Again.

The thoughts conveyed in this article are the writer’s alone, and the following content does not reflect the official views or policies of the Department… Continue Reading

Times They Are A Changing: What a Decade has Taught Me About Life…

Bob Dylan may have had it right.   After about a decade, the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq winding down.  How I Met Your Mother… Continue Reading

EDC Orlando 2013…

Electric Daisy Carnival in Orlando has come and gone.  Notable line up for this year included: Calvin Harris, Krewella, Showtek, Kaskade, 3LAU, Cosmic Gate.  As… Continue Reading

Cuzco, Peru…

Hiking around Cuzco, Peru at night. (Photo by Ty Stephens)