Dress Blues in our Daughter’s Closet

To our beloved Corps: I write this not only on your 241st birthday but also on the eve of Veteran's Day which also happens to be our 3rd wedding anniversary.  Many things have changed in my Marine's life since he separated from the USMC and yet the behaviors and sense of self he exhibits is … Continue reading Dress Blues in our Daughter’s Closet

Good Humans

Here I sit, on the eve of our baby shower, and it dawned on me.  Tomorrow, at the shower, our baby's gender will be revealed. Today is the last day of my life that my child is just a human being.  Not a baby boy or girl.  Just a little person with a galaxy of … Continue reading Good Humans

A Few Things You Should Know, Squish

So, we're going to be parents. Most of you already knew but if you didn't, there it is. I'm a little more than 18 weeks pregnant with what we're calling Squish, for now. It's quite an odd feeling to be so in love with someone you've not yet met. Someone who, the last time you saw in black and white, looked like a paisley and not a human. But I do so damned much. Well, I have some things to discuss with you, Squish.

240 Years of Complete and Utter Badassery

To you, the United States Marine Corps: Let's be honest.  Because you deserve honesty as much as I do. The days are not so distant when I absolutely loathed you.  For nine years my significant other was tethered to you.  For nine years, of which only the last four was I part of the scene, … Continue reading 240 Years of Complete and Utter Badassery

The Warmth of My World and Why IDGAF About Current Events

All too often we're bombarded with bad news.  A tragic event covered heavily by the media, friends handling (or not) strife and heartbreak, animal shelters filled to the brim, dreams that can be no more, nightmares not so easily escaped... Everyday there's an onslaught of information spawning negativity, fear, anger and hopelessness.  Every moment these … Continue reading The Warmth of My World and Why IDGAF About Current Events

On Moving and Other Non-Niceties

(edit: this post was conceived last year, around this time...we've since then moved...four times since last November) So, I know it's been a while since we've talked.  I know...I know, and I'm sorry for what you're feeling.  The truth of the matter is, it's not you, it's me.  See, I've been moving and working and … Continue reading On Moving and Other Non-Niceties