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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …