What would I tell myself?

Earlier today, I was surfing Twitter, as I usually do when I'm smoking or trying to avoid doing something. (I'm @written_lit. Check me out!) Anyway, one of the Twits I follow in the #WritingCommunity posted a question: If you could give your 21-year-old self advice, what would it be? Normally, I would tweet something pithy…

Finding Passion

It is my desire to review the results of my search for employment following my retirement from the army in 2014, and the subsequent completion of my bachelor’s degree in June 2018. Upon retirement from the army, I faced the question many soldiers face when leaving the service: Now what? I joined the Army at…

Rarity

Today, I had an appointment at the VA hospital in Washington, D.C.. I travel up there every few months for one appointment or another. It's a busy place this hospital. From the moment I enter the doors and show my ID to security, it is a flurry of war stories, wheelchairs and an echo reminiscent…

Bookshelf Chairs??

Frost is on the grass. A brisk outing to the bus stop and I'm explaining to my kids why all the cars are being chased by clouds. With my morning chores complete, I plop into my poofy throne in the living room. My coffee pot is not percolating fast enough. Twitter it is. Lo! And…

Absence of Mine

Good afternoon, my wayward WordPress blog! It confounds me so that I created this blog in April and hadn't yet published any of my writing. It almost seems that I can only engage this blog during months beginning with "A"! In April, I finished by undergraduate degree. During those four long years I had some…