Rattle Rattle, "spare change?" , "help a brother out"? Pan handling, it's not so bad. You never have to worry about making eye contact with anybody. Although the concrete IS hot in the summer and sucks the life's blood out of you in the winter. My knees ache, and butt gets numb at times. Don't … Continue reading Society’s Tourniquet By Raymond Roy #FFFAW
True personal growth comes when you choose to honestly communicate and understand those you have conflict with even if it means living in tension and being accountable for each of your own actions. This is when discrimination and self serving categorization of others ends. If you are of Christian persuasion, please remember, Christ did not come … Continue reading Living In Tension
I learned that you are dead. Although words say you have passed, your cruel deeds committed by you to me as a child still lingered for decades. You might have softened and treated your own children better than you treated your foster children. I had a condition you judged as a plea for attention. Rather … Continue reading The Obituary
For those that aren't military or around the military, Jody is the name given to the person that a spouse back home cheats with/leaves the deployed spouse for. Jody Glowing Taxi tail lights fade into the night. The hybrid vehicle's virtually … Continue reading Jody:100 Word Challenge
There is a saying that when you hold onto anger, it's like drinking poison while expecting the other person to die. Last year at this time we were part of the loving vibrant church. It was a large part of who we were as a family and we miss it dearly. I won't go into … Continue reading The Sin Of Anger
Training Day 1 (T-1) of Marine Corps bootcamp many years ago, we were told. "Look at each other and let's make something clear!" "There is no black, white, yellow, brown, or red!" "There is only green!"Some may be dark green or light green but you are all green and equally worthless!" It was the removal … Continue reading U.S.M.C. (Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children)
Recently I came across a few forums supporting the argument of not taking up the offenses of others i.e. ....fight your own battles. Additionally, 1Thessalonians 4:11 states:“Do all you can to live a peaceful life. Take care of your own business, and do your own work as we have already told you". In other words mind … Continue reading Ethical Line
Steve G. I met Stephen Joseph Gilkey in the barracks of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan in 1983. I was 19 and Steve about 3 years my Senior. We were both US Marines attached to the H&MS 15 Aviation Ordnance Shop. With his besheffled hair, ever 5 o'clock shadow and and somewhat thick … Continue reading Steve G.