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Unexpected Departure: Leaving the Battlefield

Unexpected Departure: Leaving the Battlefield

     People think all men who've been to war are courageous. This tends to be partially true. We give the title of courageous or brave as if they'r...
MUSIC VIDEO: “Gypsy Home,” by Paul Handelman

MUSIC VIDEO: “Gypsy Home,” by Paul Handelman

PURCHASE “UNTIL THIS POINT” HERE!   Our brother, Paul Handelman has released a video from his new record. Paul is a former 2/75 Ranger and is a sel...
Handwritten Challenge

Handwritten Challenge

Back by popular demand and the need for us to all be more mindful than ever, we will be running another handwritten challenge.  Journaling and hand...
Photo Credit: Matt Hecht

The Critical Part of the Story: Remembering Rory Patrick Hamill

            A lot of people are reeling from the loss of Rory. It is very evident now just how long his reach was. In the wake of his suicide, I f...
Reflections during Birth

Reflections during Birth

Today, I will help my wife deliver our daughter into the world. Right now, I patiently wait by her side. I see that she is in pain, but I can only ...
Now Accepting Submissions for “In Love...&WAR Volume II”

Now Accepting Submissions for “In Love...&WAR Volume II”

We are proud to announce that submissions are finally open for In Love & War: Volume Two.  We received countless inquiries as to whether or not...
Veteran’s Day Reading/Concert (Denton, TX)

Veteran’s Day Reading/Concert (Denton, TX)

  Join us for an evening of poetry, prose, music and beer. Door and raffle prizes from Ares Clothing, Recon Rings, Live American Yogi, Snake Farm,...
PROMPT SUBMISSION 02: Sarah Rossetti

PROMPT SUBMISSION 02: Sarah Rossetti

"Tell a story about a time when you noticed something that no one else around you did."   It’s an early Tuesday night, no one is out drinking ton...
PROMPT SUBMISSION 01: Javier Rodriguez

PROMPT SUBMISSION 01: Javier Rodriguez

“I’m gonna say something. Are you listening?”   Nothing is forever. Those days that burned and those cold nights didn’t last forever. Those long t...
Stop Digging

Stop Digging

LOST IN A BLIZZARD; THE DOOR SHUTS Endless. As vast and empty as the snowy white landscape of a blank word processor page. Blinding white light w...
Know your Job... and your Role

Know your Job... and your Role

I was recently reminded that I have only been in the fire service for 3 years. I wish it was from my own introspection, but it was brought to my a...
Hue 1968 [REVIEW]

Hue 1968 [REVIEW]

Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam ...........................................  “The politics of the war didn’t concern m...