Category Archives: Another Perspective

PTSD Hell

My PTSD has become almost overwhelming.  I wake up each morning and I’m depressed that I didn’t die in my sleep.  I lay there and wish I didn’t have to face another day.  Images of a rope with a noose … Continue reading

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Bill of Rights Voided

Now would be a magnificent time to revisit a document that helped make this country the free and, in theory at least, the honorable nation it was meant to be. This pinnacle of human achievement is called the Bill of … Continue reading

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A Political Fairy Tale

In this highly ignorant political season, where lying is the only real speech, perhaps a modern political fairy tale will amuse and, possibly, make clearer what we truly face. Once upon a time, in a land known as Capricious, a … Continue reading

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Political Labels Definitions

I’ve been wondering why the Republicans this season have had so little shame in attacking and pitting people against each other, divide and conquer wars of words.  On every single topic, the speeches have been about “Us” versus “Them” and … Continue reading

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Human Principles

These are basic human principles. We must accept nothing less in this nation. Love EVERYONE as you love yourself.  No Exceptions.  There will be no discrimination based on sex, religion (or lack of same), color, national origin, sexual orientation (except … Continue reading

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Medics, Morphine and Gang Rape

We were assigned to a fire base near the DMZ for a few days of R&R and to get ready to go back into the field.  For me, part of “relaxing” was to grab a ride into Dong Ha/Quang Tri … Continue reading

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A Book By A Friend – Walter Brasch

A friend who is a columnist/author asked that I pass along an article about his latest book.  I recommend anything he writes. He also has a blog www.walterbrasch.com. So, here I happily offer that article. Journalistic Novel Provides Blueprint to … Continue reading

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PTSD, Pretty Words and Reality.

I’m on Facebook. I see a lot of posts that advise us to live in the moment, to let the past go, to forgive ourselves and move on. Those are wonderful sentiments for some, I suppose. I guess there are … Continue reading

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Buddha – The Long Way Around

I was asked recently why I suddenly decided to study Buddha and the precepts of Buddha after all these years of proclaiming myself an atheist or, at best, an agnostic. The short answer is that I’m still leaning towards Atheism … Continue reading

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Progressive Mind

A Progressive Mind: Personal Reflections on Reality When I was younger, many years ago, I began making little notes of things that passed through my mind.  None of them are particularly noteworthy but all meant something very special to me … Continue reading

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