Looking Back on 25 Years of Army Service

July 17, 1992 I was 17 years old. I’ve known I wanted to serve in our military pretty much since I was born but finally deciding I wanted to join the Army when I was 12. I couldn’t wait to get out of school and never really cared about school cause I knew the Army would teach me what I needed to know.

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Boulder Crest Retreat Family PATHH

I welcome struggle. Too many people fear struggle. They wish “life were easier”. People say life is so hard. No, it’s hard work. We should celebrate struggle cause only then do we get stronger. You want to  be tough? You wanna be hard? Push thru struggle, see it thru to the other side.

A Work in Progress and Crushing Life!!

To start off let’s back up a few years. Like 25 years or so. Growing up in a home with a loving mother and father is where it began for me. Things were normal with my two sisters and my folks. My “more active negative tendencies” began in high school. I’m not really sure what it was that led me down the path but I just started to enjoy physical confrontations.

The Matrix. Yep!! I Took The Pill.

Many who know me have seen quite a bit of change in me the past month. This morning as I was having some reflection time and reading I kind of chuckled to myself. I thought, “Dude, I’ve totally taken the pill and entered the Matrix”. Things look so differently to me know. I have been awakened and I see things differently. I have a new realization of things around me in my world. I know this sounds deep and a little hokey, but it’s real.

Choices: What Our Future Holds For Us

Tony Robbins said, "If I'd had the mother I wanted I wouldn't be the man I am proud to be". What is he talking about? Due to his horrific childhood, many times at fear for his life from his mother, he has evolved into what many struggle to be. Carl Jung said, "I'm not what happened, it's what I choose to become". It's about creating change, folks. The ability to have clarity in chaos will enable you to make t

Jason Bourne Kind of Stuff

The rapid collapse of a U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya exposed the vulnerabilities of State Department facilities overseas. But the CIA’s ability to fend off a second attack that same night provided a glimpse of a key element in the agency’s defensive arsenal: a secret security force created after the Sept. 11, 2001, at