Category Archives: Life

Track Your Money!!!

Some of my friends like to give me a hard time because I watch my bank accounts like a hawk, even going so far as to keep a personal balance sheet in an age where almost every transaction posts immediately. … Continue reading

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Same-sex marriage decision impacts more than those allowed to marry

Why the Supreme Courts decision to allow same-sex marriage throughout the country means my daughter will grow up in a better world. Continue reading

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Where Babies Come From

So a guy meets a girl … Hold on, I promise that I think I’m going somewhere other than where you think I’m going. So a guy meets a girl, and they like each other. They hang out a lot. … Continue reading

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What I Think About on Memorial Day

Eleven years ago, I was a specialist who had been in the Army just barely more than six months. After finishing basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and journalist training at Fort Meade, Md., I reported to Fort Benning, Ga., … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 3: Jump! Jump the dogs of war! Also, the Hajj.

In the last episode of “Jake’s OIF War Journal,” I got everything caught up. Then I took a month off apparently. What I remember about this entry is I was sitting in a tent at Camp New Jersey waiting for … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 2: Happy (2002) Holidays!

Last time on “Jake’s OIF War Journal,” our young intrepid hero arrived in Kuwait for a one-month stay. He’d be home in time for Christmas. This week he complains about four months of “total Army living.” Staff Sgt. Boyer would … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal Part 1.1: A Weird Weekend I Mostly Forgot Even Back Then

So last time on Jake’s OIF War Journal, I gave my family short shrift before an NTC rotation thinking I’d see them in a month. I forgot to mention that while I was at NTC, my mom told me she … Continue reading

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