Happy New Year!

It’s New Year’s Day, and I hope 2021 is off to a stupendous start for all of you! I think we’ve all heard enough about leaving 2020 behind, so I’m not gonna talk about that. Instead, I wanted to look at the new year from a different angle. Besides being the time of year when …

Eight Inches From Death

June 26th is an important day in my life. Nine years ago today, I came within about eight inches of dying on a battlefield in Afghanistan, and it changed my entire worldview. Nine years ago, my squad and I were ambushed by some Taliban soldiers. Outnumbered nearly 3 to 1 in the middle of an …

Memento Mori

As I’m sure you’re all aware by now, Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven other people were killed in a helicopter crash yesterday. A stunning loss of life that included a worldwide legend known to all by just his first name. He was just 41 years old, and his daughter 13. As with any high-profile …

Passion, Criticism, and Stoicism. — The Stoic Veteran

I’ve been feeling a little down about my writing lately, folks. Good ol’ imposter syndrome again. So I revisited an old post from back in May, when I received my first negative review, to inspire me and hopefully raise my spirits. Take a look, you might find some good advice for when you’re feeling a …

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