Common Hurdles Veterans Face in Returning to Work You serve your country. After years of dedicated service, you retire or separate. You think, "free at last, free at last" You're free at last of the confines of wearing a uniform... or are you? You're excited and looking forward to embracing life as a civilian. In … Continue reading Common Hurdles Veterans Face in Returning to Work
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing, end them... 'Twould be but a shame to NOT take advantage of my Post 9/11 GI Bill entitlements. Tho the Gods bequeathed my personage with just enough intelligence to harvest a master's … Continue reading To School, or Not to School…
Recently worked for a fairly GINORMOUS American defense contractor. They like to add in rules/regulations that disallow one to request short-term disability insurance to those that might need those funds. One of those guys I know is a guy that looks and sounds EXACTLY like ME. SCHMAYTHEON PISSILE SYSTEMS' argument is hidden DEEP below all … Continue reading Defense Contractor’s Shameless Rules Regarding Short-Term Disability Insurance
That statement is a lynchpin in the BCR construct. So, what's BCR? BCR stands for Boulder Crest Retreat, one of two "get-aways" for first responders and combat vets that help them get right with themselves. Boulder Crest is an extraordinary non-profit organization. Straight from the statements in their official website (https://www.bouldercrestretreat.org), they "exist to solve … Continue reading “It’s not what’s WRONG, it’s what happened”
Was thinking a bit today (I manage to do that from time-to-time). Saw one of those "Life Hack" type posts on a Facebook page and got me ruminating a bit. Here's the first of God-knows-how-many iterations of Rob's Life Hacks there will be as this blog moves forward: No matter where you are, act like … Continue reading Life Hacks (part uno)
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My closet… my walk-in closet… A spot mid-floor, push away her shit. Need quiet, need cold, need dark, Need to get to that place That placee removed from it all The choices we make; events gone by The man once said, “Just remember that the things you put into your head are there forever.” … Continue reading Fortress of Solitude (my shot at a poem)
Creative. Biographical. Experiential. Philosophical. Therapeutic-al. Putting pen to paper or tapping on a keyboard is expressive. Writing as a form of therapy is to dig out those feelings you don't want to share more openly and to express them, essentially projecting them in front of your own eyes, in written form. Being able to … Continue reading Writing Therapy (my first-ever blog entry)
Have you ever looked at someone and just imagined holding their head underwater? Oh, me neither...