Bright Yellow Sun – Original Poem

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  Of my countrymen I dreamed, All of us looking At each other In different ways Beneath white clouds, On a tiny blue planet, Rotating around A bright yellow sun. Me, my fellow Americans And all creatures: Laughing, crying, Hurting? and loving? We spin And the rotation Is felt From planet to planet And universe to universe Nothing can stop …

Military Focus: Lessons from the operating room

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“It is better to do one thing 100%, than it is to do a hundred things 1%.” – Mr. Gilrein (My 7th grade health teacher) I was an operating room technician for six years, and when watching a surgeon conduct surgery, there’s no doubt what’s on his mind: Surgery.  Too often it seems that people have a million things going, …

Veteran Wellness and The War Within – Guest Post – Part 2

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The Veteran Code of Health’s fourth chapter focuses on Nutrition.  After subsisting on military rations for any extended period of time, the definition for what qualifies as food could easily get distorted.  Yet with the body turning over approximately two billion red blood cells every second, you literally are what you eat.  Thus, the following rules should be implemented when …

Veteran Wellness and The War Within – Guest Post – Part 1

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Your tour of duty is over.  You march off the airplane after the long trip home, conscious of the different looks your uniform receives.  Most are ones of appreciation.  Simple nods or even out right thanks given by strangers who try to stand a bit straighter when addressing you.  Others are thinly veiled looks of disgust, and you’re not sure …

Akashic Records – My Reading about Writing

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So…the other day I came across someone who was offering to read my Akashic Record for five bucks.  I’ve heard about the Akashic Records from a few of my more mythical friends, and I decided to give it a shot. The way this works is, a special akashic reader (a psychic) will go into the records (through deep  meditation, etc) …

Leadership Sanity – Guest Post

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“Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.” These challenging words were spoken by Winston Churchill in a BBC radio broadcast on February 9th, 1941. As one of the great leaders of modern western civilization, Churchill reminded us that leadership is comprised of a set of tools. Although the direction a leader will take people today is different than it was during World War II, the principles …

Landmark Education Forum: A Thorough Review

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Anyone who’s heard of Landmark Education knows they’re an organization clouded in controversy.  There have been rumors of everything from it being the best personal development program ever, to being a cult.  I’d read all the reviews of the program and even watched a documentary about the original founder of Landmark (EST) Werner Erhard.  After it was all said and …

Going Raw Vegan Update

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At the beginning of March, I was celebrating Spring Break and had decided to become a raw food vegan .  Well, it’s thirty days later, and I’ve decided to give up being a raw food vegan, but it was a great worthwhile experience. Anyone who is a vegan/vegetarian knows that the no-meat lifestyle has its benefits and pitfalls.  Raw veganism is no different.  …

How to Be a Stand up Comedian

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It starts with an awkward silence.  All eyes are glued to you as you walk to the stage; the littlest misstep and you’ll never live it down.  The second that your foot hits the stage, you take a deep breath, sweat drips down your brow and your palms freeze.  Stepping up the microphone you exhale and tell yourself that you’ve …

Michael Anthony – American Soldier – Acoustic Original

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Acoustic Version of the American Soldier Poem   [tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpeT9ylb4II[/tube]   American Soldier Poem When I say… I am an American Soldier I’m not shouting I’m better than you, I’m whispering, I was a boy, and now find myself a man.   When I say… I am an American Soldier I speak not only of this with pride I’m also confessing …