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Halloween: Revisited

16 Nov 2004 | No Comments | Continue reading »

Fear is a powerful motivator. It has made me run screaming from my basement in the middle of the day, with claws surely grasping mere inches from my shirt collar. It has pulled my bicycle tire at over 50mph down the rocky bluffs of Okinawa, Japan even though my tires were losing their sticky grasp […]

Reunion

9 Nov 2004 | No Comments | Continue reading »

John Klimas. Fellow Marine Security Guard. Connecticut resident. Pimp daddy. Klimas and I did time together in MSG class 1-02, 1 October 2001 to 15 November 2001. We road-tripped to his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut for Thanksgiving of 2001 and remained scoreless despite his relative luck with the ladies. I made a halfhearted stab at […]

Clarification [somewhat]

8 Nov 2004 | One Comment | Continue reading »

My arrival in Quantico, VA has produced interesting results. In the 24 hours I’ve been here, I’ve learned the following things: Training is approximately three weeks long. We will finish 2 Dec and be in Iraq within the week following. The “training”, as it were, consists of an over 300 page Iraq transitional handbook, an […]

Iraq bound

5 Nov 2004 | 7 Comments | Continue reading »

There is no more. There is no “continued”. These few words which you’re reading are all that exists. I’m close enough to leaving I can taste it. I can taste the sand. I can taste the air. I can taste the adrenaline. Today I leave with but a few words dredged from a drunken mind […]

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The author.Born in the year of the Dragon, the author grudgingly accepts the fact he has too many interests and not enough time. A cyclist as long as he can remember, an avid yet inconsistent writer since age eleven, and a U.S. Marine since age twenty-one, the author also adds peak bagging, diving, snowboarding, and computers to his list of interests. Incidentally, he is aware of his inability to make a living from any but the Corps. The author accepts this as fact and remains optimistic. Feel free to drop him a line.

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