The Biggest Bullies Always Cry the Loudest


When I was young, I was prone to yelling when I was angry. As time went on, I learned to temper my voice into what, in our family, is known as an “impassioned plea”; which is the level of intensity our teenagers may respectfully use to state their case.
As my blond hair has turned to [...]

“Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”—Whose Morale-ity Will Win?


My maternal grandfather and my father both had something to hide. One made it into military service, the other didn’t.
Growing up as a poor boy in the country my grandfather was a crack-shot and, like most in his generation was eager to serve his country. He slipped through the medical exams and the eye tests. In many [...]