It’s where you are. It’s where I stand. In between. These shadowlands. Iraq. Afghanistan. There. Here. Again. Now. You inhale, your chest tightens, the pain, a dense, black vapor, unseen. I sense it. It senses me. You smile. Nervous. Uncertain. Your eyes trained to harbor sights too deeply human to see. No one knows. No … Continue reading The Spaces In Between
We live in a society that has a super short attention span. Maybe it's because we're inundated by a constant stream of headlines that bullet-point and define where our attention goes, and we allow it. The stream becomes white noise; part of the daily mindscape that feeds us distraction. Maybe it's because most people have … Continue reading Dear Veteran, Why We Forget You
We don't talk about this often, but there is a very real fear in many of you that says if you heal, you'll lose your identity as a warfighter. Fear that healing will cut the ties you have to who you were, who you are and who you want to be. Along with it, is … Continue reading If I Heal, Will I Lose My Warfighter Identity?