Will Work for Food

The Government Shutdown, while rumored will be short, still has immediate impacts on our service members. If Social Security and Air Force One will remain unaffected, then deployment pay for guys and girls down range should too.

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Café Chronicles

I thought maybe you could join me this week in being a smidge infuriated at what I have been forced to stomach. Needless to say, it’s only Wednesday.

Red Check

You enter the gates of Auschwitz and immediately you are overcome with emotion. Recently, I had the opportunity to walk through the gates, on a cold rainy Saturday, and see my history book come to life.

Regensburg: Is this a gay bar?

When your household goods aren’t scheduled to arrive for a few more weeks, you most certainly don’t want to spend your weekend sitting around your apartment twiddling your thumbs. What do you do instead? You rally the group together for a night out in a new town and put me in charge of finding a hotel, food and a good bar of course!

How did we get here?

No one ever envisions his or her life with the heartache and the pain that comes with it. When someone asks you what your five-year plan is, you don’t include thoughts of breakups, deaths, depression, addiction, job loss. You envision all the great things that are coming your way, the family you wish to start, the new job you plan to chase, the new city you will move to and adventure or the degree you are working to complete. 

Make it Sparkle

Earlier this year I was told to 'make it sparkle' when writing a speech for a commanding officer by a male peer. Last year I had a male officer, senior ranking, grab me by my dress uniform jacket right at the chest at a military ball and angrily request to know if I wanted to attend ranger school - he continued to inform me 'vaginas are ruining the institution'. I work in a profession, that compared to most, is leaps and bounds ahead in terms of equality - but needless to say, sexism still exists.

Just Walk Out

If you want a visual for the word immature, here you have it, folks. Each of the students who walked out, sure they had the ‘right’ to do so. You do you, boo boo. BUT what did they truly achieve? They upped and left while the VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA was preparing to deliver remarks.

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