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Chapter 2. (Revised)

Technology was booming when I entered high school. We had just discovered fascinating new ways to communicate like AIM or Yahoo chat. A new language was forming before our eyes! 2,826 more words


Marines Trolling Girls’ Sports Teams for Combat Jobs Should Take a Lesson from the Olympics

As published at Stream.org August 17, 2016.

Maybe the Marine high command should take a break from their busy work of social re-engineering and enjoy the final week of the Olympics. 1,248 more words

Intro to Chris 1102.420

My name is Chris, I am 23 and I am from a small central Florida city near Tampa, called Lutz. I come from a large family and I have three brothers and three sisters. 287 more words

En Route to the Unknown

It’s the moment you put yourself in a situation that is knowingly going to change your life what feels like forever. Defying all the rules and setting you apart from your family and friends. 428 more words

PART III: I've always hated goodbyes

One of the first things I found out about Jason was his military career plan.  He told me he  was training to sign with the United States Marine Corps, and that he’d be leaving in September. 827 more words


Gone Again...An Update on My LDR

So my bliss has started to fade. I was so excited to have him home in April. Ecstatic even. He came home on the date of our anniversary and I couldn’t have had a better gift. 634 more words


Goodbye, husband

I have a love/hate relationship with many things in my life: my temperamental skin, my dining set, sewing, but most of all my husband’s career.  It’s  450 more words