Tag Archives: Military

Militarism

There is a lot of militarism happening in this country that is not recognized and often straight up celebrated. It frightens me. For example, when I first joined the Army in 2003, we were told we were not to ever … Continue reading

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Taking the good with the bad

I love my state. It is beautiful. We have a deep commitment to preserving that beauty, and because of this we have the county’s largest array of protected open spaces, parks, and wilderness. We prioritize keeping the places where we … Continue reading

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Online Dating

Today I read this article on Gaiam Life about online dating.  I found it interesting, and liked the niche sites portion. I kind of like online dating.  I don’t like the idea of meeting someone in a bar (it always … Continue reading

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Birthday party meyhem

Elijah celebrated his first birthday on Sunday. I’ve learned a lot during my first year of motherhood, but yesterday, I learned a lot about birthdays. I didn’t want to have a big, spendy, consumeristic birthday party for Elijah, but my … Continue reading

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Every 33 seconds, an American child is born into poverty

I heard that statistic on Democracy Now this morning, along with several other disturbing statistics.  You can hear the full interview here.  The interview served to remind me that the plight of single mothers is not just the plight of single … Continue reading

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Checked out

I have been having the hardest time the past few weeks.  I’m tired of my full time job, I’m hoping I can quit it soon and go back to being a traditional Guardsman (that means I’ll only do my one … Continue reading

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Make that 100% positive

I’m not re enlisting.  I have no health insurance, get no bonuses, I’m not even entitled to full education benefits while I work for the guard full time.  I can get a job that offers this anywhere, and with any … Continue reading

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