May 20, 2013
As a result, the rigid military system of "good order and discipline" quite naturally responds to such medical symptoms of severe injuries in an adversarial mode of disciplining misconduct long before it recognizes the underlying injuries. By that time, the credibility of the chain-of-command is in play! Charges have often been pressed against the injured troops, and prosecutors and referring officers and NCO's are exceptionally reticent to "back down," even in light of compelling medical evidence and a never-ending series of "sensitivity training" programs.
April 8, 2013
Veterans think that calling the bias “hidden” is a joke. Here’s a quote from just one vet who posted a response to the DAV‘s Facebook page when they posted the news article: “Hidden?!!! It’s not hidden! Not at all. I get the anti-veteran questions and attitudes in every interview situation from every business entity whether […]
April 1, 2013
Fishing Therapy In other places, some veterans are taking up fishing to ease the symptoms of PTSD. Piscatorial therapy, meaning “related to fishing,” suggests there are health benefits to fishing. Further research is needed, but findings from the University of Southern Maine, University of Utah and the Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs medical center showed significant […]
February 26, 2013
From Facebook discussion yesterday… You’re doing that whole “walking dead man” thing. Trust me, I get it. You say you know that others have walked the same miles, but I can tell that you have little appreciation for the true significance of those words. It’s hard to see the forest when you’re surrounded by […]
February 12, 2013
In Texas, even if not in the rest of the country anymore, this is how we honor our fallen heroes. Today, along 200 miles of rain-soaked cold winter highway, Texans of all walks of life stopped what they were doing and paused to honor the final passage of one of America’s most noteworthy war heroes […]
February 4, 2013
A colleague recently wrote of war veterans on his blog that "we owe much to those guys." We don't owe much to "those guys." We are the product of "those guys" past and will become the product of "those guys" present. We owe EVERYTHING to "those guys."
December 30, 2012
Everything on the battlefield is amplified by the always present threat of being maimed or killed. Going to the bathroom, eating breakfast, and taking a shower become important. Hell - drinking water becomes a matter of life or death in the here and now! As a warrior, you live like this 24/7/365.
October 6, 2012
Bob Seger, Rodney Crowell, the Aikido Master, and the difficulties between men and women.
July 13, 2012
Renovated veterans’ facility offers intensive PTSD care, tranquillity, trout | Local News | The Seattle Times. This is a major milestone we’ve been working towards through the Adaptive Fly Fishing Institute for years now. �It’s awesome to see this facility is finally opening! �I knew they were doing it, but didn’t know when it was […]