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Marine Corps Boot Camp Stories: The Drawl Remembers When

“shitcan”:    A highly offensive term for the act of discarding an object or objects of an unpleasant nature, of no value or of inferior...

5 Easy Steps to Building Better Relationships

No matter the relationship, communication is key to building them up or breaking them apart. Many of us believe that simply being present and...

5 Tips to Rent Smart & Save Money

In these times of cutbacks and uncertainty, it is even more important when you get orders to PCS, you approach your move with a...

5 Tips for Green and Frugal Spring Cleaning

Today is the first day of spring and it’s spring cleaning time! However, traditional cleaning supplies can be toxic and expensive. You don’t need...

A Bit of Humor: How Many Marines Does It Take…?

I was a Yankee White at Marine Barracks, Washington DC, better known as “8th and I” from 1982 to 1984. Yankee Whites were/are Presidential...

Leaving The Corps In the Vietnam Era: A Finale to Our...

This is a continuation of Vietnam ‘Throwback Thursday’ series — click to read from the beginning. I had thirty days leave and had been gone...

My First Deployment as a Vietnam Era Marine: Part Five

This is a continuation of Vietnam 'Throwback Thursday' series -- click to read from the beginning. We decided to go to a nightclub called The...

Keeping the Focus on Suicide Prevention

An estimated 22 veterans committed suicide every day in 2010, according to a report released in January by the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs....

Life After Boot Camp and My First Deployment: Part Four

This is a continuation of Vietnam 'Throwback Thursday' series -- click to read from the beginning. After a few months I received orders to Okinawa,...

Life After Bootcamp in the Vietnam Era: Part Three

This is a continuation of Vietnam 'Throwback Thursday' series.  Click to read from the beginning... It took a little over seven hours to get home...