Earmuffs On: Creating a less than culture

He knew the words that were about to exit his mouth could be offensive AND not appropriate, but he CHOSE to say them anyways.

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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!

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.

Change

I choose to wake up happy. I refuse to dwell on what I cannot change. I look to the future and inquire how I can make an impact. I will make a difference.   I am thankful for the many blessings in my life. I find peace in the heartache I once faced. I will... Continue Reading →

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