Unsung Heroes Part 6

When I woke up a while later on Sunday morning, I went straight to the news. Irma appeared to be quickly approaching the city where Bob lives. I could tell by social media that he was online so I assumed Bob was still alive. I patiently waited to hear from him.  True to a soldier’s… Continue reading Unsung Heroes Part 6

Unsung Heroes Part 5

One weekend in the beginning of September 2017, hurricane Irma ripped thru Florida. I haven’t known many people who’ve lived in the path of a hurricane before let alone one so powerful. By now, I’d only known Bob for a couple weeks but I found myself worried about his safety. All of the meteorologists were… Continue reading Unsung Heroes Part 5

Unsung Heroes Part 4

I began this piece with the quote, “…many scars of our nation’s wounded warriors are not visible.(Like)the recurring memories of an intense moment of combat…Far too often, my peers are haunted in silence without the same support of a grateful nation encouraging them through their struggle…As a society…we must do more to support these men… Continue reading Unsung Heroes Part 4

Unsung Heroes Part 3

One sunny day, on August 27th 2017, I received a slightly unusual social media message from a man I’d never met. Turns out he had read some stuff I’d written and posted in a group that we are both a member of. Bob: Hi, I’m a Vietnam Vet and full blooded American Indian. I am… Continue reading Unsung Heroes Part 3

Unsung Heroes Part 2

Since man first began walking on this Earth, there has always been someone or some group of people who’ve wanted to take over someone else’s land and do with it what they wanted. They wanted to be more powerful and control the people they took over. At the same time there have been others who… Continue reading Unsung Heroes Part 2

Unsung Heroes

Part 1 “…many scars of our nation’s wounded warriors are not visible.(Like)the recurring memories of an intense moment of combat…Far too often, my peers are haunted in silence without the same support of a grateful nation encouraging them through their struggle…As a society…we must do more to support these men and women who return home… Continue reading Unsung Heroes

Be Yourself

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself” ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh This is part of a piece by a young woman named Chris Holop-Griffis. I was compelled to ask her if I could use the main parts for this post. I’m 57… Continue reading Be Yourself