On Veterans Day

November 11, 2013

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Of all the days in the year there are only a few that make me give pause and truly reflect. To pause and give thanks to men and woman who have come before me who have given the ultimate sacrifice.  It was not always like this though.  Growing up I never truly understood the significance […]

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My Father Gave Me a Name

November 1, 2013

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As I was driving home from class Thursday evening I was greeted with an oldie but a goodie:  “Father of Mine” by Everclear.  I started singing to my hearts content, belting out the words in an off-tune manner only I can do.  And then it me.  I have not heard this song in years and […]

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The Division Of Generation Y

October 26, 2013

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Originally posted on Thought Catalog:
via Raul Felix America’s Generation Y can be divided into two distinct groups: Those who served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan, such as myself, and those who didn’t. Taking an educated guess, I assume a lion’s share of the readership of Thought Catalog are liberal arts degree bearing, student-loan debt ridden…

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NO VACANCY

October 14, 2013

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My therapist told me once that the strongest faith is built on doubt.  He could be full of shit for all I know.  He is a man of faith and he could be totally wrong but he did bring this up at an important juncture in my life.  Over the past few years I have […]

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Back in action.

September 14, 2013

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After two short lived attempts at college I am back on track and giving it a go, again.  It may have taken much longer than I wanted.  It may have driven my mother crazy that it took me this long to get my ass in gear but I am at it again and more than […]

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Captain Jason Ellis Holbrook, KIA 29Jul2010 Tsagay, Afghanistan

July 29, 2012

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Sir, I remember the exact moment when I found out.  I was at Dallas International Airport with a one hour layover waiting to come back to Austin.  I was with 2Lt Garcia, you never knew her but she is one of the good ones, when I was checking my phone for emails and messages when […]

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Hiatus

July 17, 2012

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Shortly after the genesis of this blog life caught up with me.  The high, almost fanciful, expectations I set for myself were simply put on the back burner as work, relationships, both new and then eventually failed, collided with great friends, concerts and the city that I am so in love with, Austin, Tx.  Over […]

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