Identity, The Personal Journey

Ode to the Only Child

“You have any brothers or sisters?” “No, I’m an only child.” (Blank stare) “Really?  I would never have guessed.  How was that growing up?” (Shruggs)  “I dunno… kinda sucked as a kid.  I was a bit lonely.” And cue the awkward silence as the conversation goes into an entirely different direction. Sound familiar? April 10th… Continue reading Ode to the Only Child

Identity, The Personal Journey

“Why Do You Write Like You’re Running Out of Time?”

Ehh, because I am, Mr. Miranda… I really am… (please note the title is taken from song "Non Stop", from the incomparable Lin Manuel Miranda) Oh hello.  (In her best Deadpool/Ryan Reynolds voice) I’m so glad you managed to catch me in the midst of all my mess and chaos.  I’ve been gone for quite some… Continue reading “Why Do You Write Like You’re Running Out of Time?”

Army Life, The Army Life Journey, The Personal Journey

This Old House

I've always liked watching home improvement shows.   I also liked watching shows in which people were looking for a new home.  I enjoyed the interactive aspect of it; and I often had an opinion about which homes were the best.  I never really fancied myself buying a house that needed work; I always said that painting would be… Continue reading This Old House