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Dead Marine’s poem

11 Dec 2007 | 8 Comments | Continue reading »

Get Together by The Youngbloods. The #10 song in the country in 1969. Get Together by The Youngbloods After two and a half months of aimlessly wandering the halls of Drill Instructor School, I noticed this poem for the first time today. It was sandwiched between a couple of Vietnam-era uniforms and assorted memorabilia in […]

Dulab goodbye

16 Oct 2006 | One Comment | Continue reading »

Corporals Alexander, Sheedy, and Frew and I reflect on the past tour in Dulab and express our heartfelt goodbyes to those we’ll leave behind. Rated PG13 for accidental strong language. Dulab goodbye

Nine year Marine Corps anniversary

28 Jul 2006 | One Comment | Continue reading »

Some reflection on the last nine years of my life in Corps, as well a spattering of currents events and future ops. Rated PG Nine year Marine Corps anniversary

Deep thoughts at 2am

15 Jul 2006 | No Comments | Continue reading »

Corporal Sheedy, formerly known as Lance Corporal, and I think deeps thoughts on a late night radio watch. Rated PG13 for strong language Deep thoughts at 2am

Getting to know 1st Squad

30 Jun 2006 | No Comments | Continue reading »

I figured it was time to introduce everyone to the motley crew I work with. Listen at your own risk… Rated PG13 for accidental strong language Getting to know 1st Squad

Supersize me

14 Mar 2006 | No Comments | Continue reading »

Too much fast food is never a good thing. Rated PG Supersize me

In the chute

13 Mar 2006 | No Comments | Continue reading »

Packing up all my stuff for storage wasn’t as big a pain in the ass as I thought it would be. Only a few more days until I’m in country! Rated PG In the chute

Podcast debut

21 Feb 2006 | No Comments | Continue reading »

It’s podcast time! For the debut, I’ve selected an exclusive, one time interview with none other than Pfc McKee and Pvt Crowley: stellar Charlie Company Devil Dogs! The Marines attempt to explain the circumstances surrounding their mysterious superficial wounds sustained from the weekend. Today was a good day. I was back with my Marines. Back […]

Last call

2 Jul 2005 | 10 Comments | Continue reading »

Rated PG Last call Recorded from written text in Ramadi, Iraq. A wrap up, really, of a few things that stood out during my tour and what I did to cope. It’s been seven short months since I put boots on the deck here in Iraq, and I’ll say will no hesitation I’m happy to […]

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 […]

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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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