Monthly Archives: June 2012

Got YOUR Six?

It sounds like an odd question to civilians: “Got your six?”. Six what? And where would I be keeping them? For what purpose? But if you’re affiliated with the military, that question means everything to you, and if you’re lucky, … Continue reading

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What’s your fight?

The older I get, the easier I find it to blend in with my surroundings, to keep my head down and get the job done without dissent. Not that I was ever too antagonistic, but teenagers and early 20 somethings … Continue reading

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No time like the present

There’s something that I’ve learned over the years, and that’s that early detection can mean the difference between passing and failing, between an hour of extra paperwork and a whole day’s worth, between life or death. Catching a problem, an … Continue reading

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The Discourse of Democracy

We live in a very “do it yourself” society. Gas stations are all self-serve, there are restaurants where you can grill your own steak, and car washes all offer the option of just scrubbing your wheels yourself. So it’s no … Continue reading

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30,000 and Counting

Just recently I read an article about the man who holds the Guinness Book of World Records title for largest collection of lapel pins. As of printing, he was 30,000 pins strong, and growing! Who knows, he could be well … Continue reading

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Past, Present, Future

I took a tour of a famous Chicago church over the weekend. Great architecture, beautiful windows, lots of gilt and color. While we were going through towards the brightly lit alter, the tour guide asked who in the group was … Continue reading

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Under the Rainbow

Pride month comes by its name honestly. June is the officially sanctioned month that LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) individuals find their cause, their struggle, and yes, their pride, center stage. And the fight that this particular group of … Continue reading

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Political Swag = Democracy

Well, unless you’ve sworn off politics, which is hard to do with the 24 hour news cycle, you’re probably aware that Wisconsin is voting on a decision about whether or not their current governor will be recalled. It’s been billed … Continue reading

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Cancer Sucks

I recently read that over 12 million people are currently battling some form of cancer in America. That’s a staggering number. But what I also learned in my reading was that the remission rate overall has risen more than 20% … Continue reading

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