Dear SSG Stan, I will never forget that week we spent on that hilltop in Hungary. Your crazy ass thought it would be an awesome idea to park a "humvee" on top of a hill and live out of it for a week. We had barely any food, it was freezing cold, we lived out of a crappy truck, and had a radio going off 24/7...but somehow we had the time of our lives... We … Continue reading A letter to my fallen brother
After three back surgeries I can honestly say that I haven't taken a single pain pill. My doctors told me it wouldn't be possible but there is not greater motivation than the desire to prove someone wrong. Even the nurses pleaded with me to take the medication on their regimented medication plans but I wouldn't budge. This wasn't because I was "too tough" for medication but because I knew I could find a healthier way … Continue reading What happens when you combines cuss words with yoga?
(Two minute read about the hazards of multitasking!) People laugh at me because I can't walk and text. No matter how hard I try, I can't. It's like my brain stops working and I think it's hilarious. I either fall flat on my face or end up dropping my phone. It can be embarrassing when I stop walking in the middle of a busy sidewalk (or hallway at work) to answer a text because people … Continue reading Warning: Stop multitasking and watch what happens…
(Three minute read about how to fight the urge to seek revenge)Have you ever been so mad at someone that revenge is the only thing on your mind? It's arguably one of the most attractive, satisfying and instinctual human responses to experiencing pain and I can speak to that from significant personal experience... Revenge seems to make the pain go away for just long enough to feel good again for a brief period of time. … Continue reading How powerful is the desire for revenge?
(two minute read about identifying your purpose in life) Well, what's the answer to this riddle? What is the easiest question to answer as a kid but one that only get's harder as we grow older? Any takers? The answer is what I call The Golden Question: What do you want to do be when you grow up? Do you agree? How was this question so easy to answer when we were six years old … Continue reading What’s the easiest question to answer as a kid but only get’s harder as we grow older?