Could PTSD caregivers be inflicting secondary wounds?

Could PTSD caregivers be inflicting secondary wounds?

May 6, 2011 ~ Secondary Wounding occurs during the “healing process”.  Some of the treatments currently available for PTSD are doing more harm than good.  There are still a lot of unknowns when it comes to understanding PTSD, therefore we must be carefully consider treatment options. Improper treatment can lead to further problems with devastating [...]

Move over Claudia Joy!

Move over Claudia Joy!

April 14, 2011 ~ Yesterday, forty expectant military moms received a “well-deserved” baby shower through the combined efforts of Operation Shower, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Second Lady Jill Biden.  Martha Stewart was on hand to teach the art of preserving memories through scrapbooking.  Each of the forty moms received donated gifts totaling $1000 for [...]

Pay Congress What We Pay the Troops

Pay Congress What We Pay the Troops

April 8, 2011 ~ While we are all discussing the possible government shutdown and the affected government paychecks, I’d like to point out that freshmen lawmakers earn five times the amount of first year military officers.  Lawmakers salaries are ten times the amount paid to first year enlisted service members. Though some lawmakers have pledged to return their paychecks to [...]

The Cost of Playing Politics

The Cost of Playing Politics

An open letter to the leaders and lawmakers of this land: Rumor has it that those who serve in our military will continue to work if the government shuts down at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, but they won’t be paid.  Apparently all “nonessential” government employees will be sent home until Congress passes the budget for [...]

How to be a …. duh…. winner

How to be a …. duh…. winner

March 8, 2010 - No matter how hard I try, I can’t get away from Charlie Sheen.  Every time I turn on the television someone is talking about him.  Even the major news networks are giving Charlie incredible amounts of prime time.  Not only are they reporting about his dire situation, they are granting him lengthy [...]

Bah Humbug Mr. Zuckerberg!

Bah Humbug Mr. Zuckerberg!

December 12, 2010 Dear Mr. Zuckerburg, Do you mind if I call you Mark?  I feel a bit strange calling you “Mister” since you are half my age. I finally had a chance to go online and watch your interview on 60 Minutes that aired last Sunday night and all I can say is WOW! [...]

The Double Standard at Facebook

The Double Standard at Facebook

December 8, 2010 Dear Facebook, Today I write to ask you not only when you are going to correct the error you made in shutting down the business page associated with our nonprofit, MILITARY MISSIONS, INC., but to also ask you why you would shut us down, and at the same time, allow a huge [...]

Facebook, you’re the Grinch who stole my soldiers’ Christmas

Facebook, you’re the Grinch who stole my soldiers’ Christmas

December 6, 2010 Dear Facebook, Congratulations! You have just been nominated and unanimously voted the winner of the2010 GRINCH AWARD.  With the click of a button, you have all but shut down our tiny nonprofit organization which supports our deployed troops. First, I’d like for you to imagine 3000 deployed troops, halfway across the globe, [...]

I Beg to Differ

I Beg to Differ

October 7, 2010 Dear Victor, When you commented on my blog post a month ago, Silence Among the Generals, I couldn’t decide if I should delete it or leave it there.  I can handle a negative comment, but I’ve got to admit – It’s hard to leave a comment sitting on my own personal blog page that [...]

Welcome!

Welcome!

Welcome to my newest blog site.  I’m really excited to be able to share a piece of my mind with anyone who might be interested in what I have to say. I’ll likely be blogging about the issues faced by our military and veteran families quite a bit, but I wanted a place to share [...]