Why I’m not voting for President

Elections should never be as difficult to decide for a voter as they are today. Each of the parties should have a candidate that is understood to be a perfect example of what that party stands for. I find that not to be the case in this election. The political situation is so divisive and…

The Vulnerability of Life

In the late Summer of 2010, I came upon my first poignant realization of the fear of death. I was preparing to leave the States for a deployment to Afghanistan, and all signs were pointing to it being a very active and remote section of the country where heavy combat was likely. I had just…

D-Day + 27375

War is hell, there’s no doubt about it, and the further away we get from days like today in history the more we will forget. For it is in our nature regardless of books, movies, and stories to do so for eventually our graves, go unkept. I used to be a warrior shrouded in the…

Notre Dame a Cathedral from a Bygone Era

Eight hundred fifty-six years ago in a time far removed from anything we could ever imagine today, the creation of the magnificent cathedral of Notre Dame began to be built during the reign of King Louis VII. The structure, as was common for buildings of that size, was not completed for 182 years, in 1346….