Monthly Archive: May 2016

May 26

I don’t need Memorial Day

Memorial day, the day politicians find time in their schedule for a photo op in Arlington, civilians raise American flags and BBQ, and veterans cringe when thanked for their service; I can do without it. I know it’s a very controversial thing to say, but I’m done with all of the pandering to the military. …

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May 23

The Dark Night of the Soul- Part 2

In this second part of our topic on suicide (click here for part 1), I would like to discuss the more intimate factors associated with suicide. Perhaps we could reframe it by asking, “Why people kill themselves”? The answer, as I mentioned in the first posting, is complex. There is no one single answer that …

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May 15

Shoot Him

After about the first six seconds of a real firefight, all you can hear is a loud ringing in your ear that pings to a higher painful pitch with each trigger pull and nearby explosion.  So you yell and communicate with hand arm signals basically. “Shoot him.” Two men died at that order and pandemonium …

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May 12

The Dark Night of the Soul- Part 1

This is the first part of two-part postings on suicide. The first part deals with a general introduction to the problem and the concept of risk and protective factors. The second part will address more intrapersonal, individual factors and possible options to find hope and relief. However, it is important to keep in mind this …

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