The Longest Days of Light, Were My Darkest Times

Compartmentalization |kəmˌpärtˌmen(t)ələˈzāSH(ə)n |noun A subconscious psychological defense mechanism used to avoid cognitive dissonance, or the mental discomfort and anxiety caused by a person's having conflicting values, cognitions, emotions, beliefs, etc. within themselves. A useful tool for the short term, but never a long term solution. In the days and weeks following Adaline's passing, my main …

The Unsuspecting View of a Veteran

I have found myself at the center of many political conversations, especially when the topic moves to international policies and how the United States of America should position itself in various scenarios. "My service overseas does not give me a PhD in International Studies & Politics" While I have life experiences outside the borders of …