To Discover What Makes a Man

I have always struggled with what it means to be a man. The typical manly virtues I learned growing up never applied to me: I wasn’t tall, rugged, handsome. I didn’t have broad shoulders and large hands. I didn’t excel at sports or enjoy hunting and killing. In so many ways, I fell short of… Continue reading To Discover What Makes a Man

The Maze of You

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There’s no one on earth that is you-er than you!” – Dr. Seuss I sometimes wonder if I’m insane. I have a tendency, a nasty, weird tendency, to think of myself as still a child. As a youngster. As someone who isn’t taken seriously as an… Continue reading The Maze of You

For SFC Mark Allen, Shannon and Journey – And All Vets

Unless you know Mark and Shannon Allen, you probably don’t recognize the man on the left. For a while, Mark probably didn’t recognize him either, even though that’s his picture. See, while serving the United States of America as a soldier in Afghanistan, Mark was shot in the head and critically wounded on July 8, 2009.… Continue reading For SFC Mark Allen, Shannon and Journey – And All Vets