Something Different

It was 12 years ago that I had the "itch" to enlist in the Marine Corps. Honestly, it made the most sense at the time considering circumstances and thought process. You can read all about that here. I re-read that post recently and it's interesting to see the similarities and differences in thinking, career progression... Continue Reading →

‘Tis the Season

Having lived in the south, south for a while (we're talking the humid, swampy lands of Florida and Louisiana), I forgot there is more to the seasons than simply hot and chilly. It gets to be less than 50 degrees on the regular everywhere else! That's the joy of moving further north I suppose. 'Tis... Continue Reading →

Summer of ‘22

Is it just me, or did the summer come and go very quickly? At one moment I am starting a new job, the next moment it’s mid-August. Better watch out! It might be Halloween by the time you’re done reading this. Unfortunately, that might not be far off seeing as I’ve not written in over... Continue Reading →

Better Than I Deserve

Have you ever been a part of something (or maybe several things) so unique and so incredible that words are difficult to come by? That is where I am right now. Where do I begin? Okay, first let's talk about one thing. . . North Carolina beat Duke in the Final Four and I was... Continue Reading →

New Adventures

It is a beautiful day aboard the Disney Wonder out in the Gulf of Mexico. The seas have not been rough, but we are certainly chugging right along as we head home. At a reasonable 73 degrees, we are enjoying great weather, great service, and living and giving like no one else. I have waited... Continue Reading →

Most Wonderful Time

From summer until now, life has been quite eventful for me and caused the latter half of the year to fly by! Whether for business or leisure, there was a lot of traveling involved, and, just like that, we are in what many call the most wonderful time of the year. Not only am I... Continue Reading →

Ten Years

When the recruiter asked me about switching to the Marine Corps Reserves, I did not initially jump on the opportunity. With prayerful consideration I made my choice and decided to make the switch. It was with that decision my bootcamp date moved to be much sooner. That date was today - ten years ago. Much... Continue Reading →


It was on the 29th of August that Hurricane Ida made landfall in Southeast Louisiana. That day alone caused much devastation and left over 1M customers without power. I was one of those customers. Saturday, August 28th, I left my place around 1:15am to beat evacuation traffic out of the city. Thankful that I did!... Continue Reading →

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