Ten Years

When the recruiter asked me about switching to the Marine Corps Reserves, I did not initially jump on the opportunity. With prayerful consideration I made my choice and decided to make the switch. It was with that decision my bootcamp date moved to be much sooner. That date was today - ten years ago. Much... Continue Reading →

Safe

It was on the 29th of August that Hurricane Ida made landfall in Southeast Louisiana. That day alone caused much devastation and left over 1M customers without power. I was one of those customers. Saturday, August 28th, I left my place around 1:15am to beat evacuation traffic out of the city. Thankful that I did!... Continue Reading →

Be Present

Have you ever been minding your own business and notice something interesting repeated fairly consistently? For example, a quote could be found in a book and later repeated through conversation with a friend. Both occasions of use were on different topics, but key elements of the quote stood out to create a consistent theme. This... Continue Reading →

On This Day

A decade sounds like a long time, and it kind of is. Yet, for some reason, it seems like a decade was just a few years ago. Time flies! It was 10 years ago, on this day, that I swore an oath at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) in Columbia, SC so that I... Continue Reading →

Nine Years

"Sit up straight and look at me!" The welcoming committee had arrived at our van aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC. Ever seen a 15-passenger van emptied so quickly? Actually, I don't know how quickly it was emptied since I was the third guy who got off. I can envision two or three... Continue Reading →

Another Year

Fall has arrived. It is October even though yesterday was February, or so it seems. October means a new Fiscal Year (FY) for those government and business types. A new FY brings new beginnings, new access to money, and is one step closer to Christmas. A new FY means October 1st; Walt Disney World's birthday!... Continue Reading →

30

Well, it looks like I made it another year around the sun and finally reached the big 3-0. Commence the joke fest in the comments below. I am continually blessed in life and was particularly blessed with the ability to visit family in North Carolina to celebrate. Several folks have asked me what it feels... Continue Reading →

Summer Vacation

The term "summer vacation" hits different this year. A lot of people have had to cancel or modify their planned events. I did not have very many plans, but I had an event in May get rescheduled twice. Hopefully things look better in October! No matter the inconvenience, I continue to be grateful that God... Continue Reading →

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