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Surprise Sendoff for Spradlin

HAMPTON, Iowa – It’s a surprise Hampton-Dumont’s Middle School Principal Anthony Spradlin may never forget, as his students and staff rally behind him serving our country. 314 more words


That SOB Called PTSD – Part 4

There is a good reason why I refer to PTSD as a SOB! PTSD is a SOB and you cannot deny that. Living with PTSD is rather difficult. 678 more words


Half Marathon Training: Weeks 6-7

Monday: Off

Tuesday: 4 Mile Tempo Run

I ran one mile fast, one slow, then another fast, and finished up nice and slow.

Wednesday: Cross Training -Boxing… 360 more words


Lacrosse without George

This is my fourth lacrosse season without George. Every preseason is riddled with anxiety and figuring how to deal with it. This season has been particularly difficult because there’s another sense of loss I’ve been trying to deal with. 289 more words

Your Daddy Kills Innocent People Who Do Not Support His Country and Its Views!

One day I read an interesting conversation on a German website. A father (obviously a combat veteran) asked for advice, he wanted to find the best words to describe his job to his 8 year old. 1,471 more words



For the most part, countdowns are something I enjoy. It is a constant in a military family. In saying that, countdowns can also be something I loathe. 160 more words

Army Mom

Deployment Chronicles Pt I

Right now, I am staying in a trailer that does not have bathrooms or showers, only rooms.  Before you start to feel too much pity for me, I have access to bathrooms and showers…I just have to walk a ways to get there.   667 more words