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    Mon, 22 May 2017
    ArticleRaising Military Children Part 2: Exposure

    The military life is not an easy one, adding parenthood to the mix complicates it even more. As parents we have a huge responsibility to raise our children to be the leaders of this world and in my opinion, it is our responsibility to expose them to the world, to teach them to think outside the box and to appreciate the little things in... more...

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    Mon, 22 May 2017
    ArticleTen Ways To Toughen Up As A Military Spouse

    Being a military spouse isn't for the faint of heart. You certainly can't be offended easily or upset by change. And say the mail takes a little longer than you'd like to arrive – that should be the least of your worries.

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    Thu, 18 May 2017
    ArticleWhen Companies You Love Do Bad Things

    I find myself running out of airlines to choose from. Recent news reports of passenger mistreatment leave me disappointed in these companies for their policies and/or personnel, and I remember these feelings when I travel, which is fairly frequently. If I am to maintain a stance of solidarity with the grossly mistreated, my options are... more...

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    Mon, 15 May 2017
    ArticleMy Hiking Soul

    My better half thinks my aversion to taking hikes is a little odd. I try not to say much, but for the most part being amongst the splendid silence of nature does nothing for me and even less for my soul—assuming I have one. This isn’t just a function of my relationship with my significant other. Many others have recommended... more...

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    Mon, 15 May 2017
    ArticleRaising Military Children Part 1: Resiliency

    In today’s world raising children is not an easy feat. There are a lot of external factors that affect parenting styles. Adding the adversities brought on by a military lifestyle complicates everything even more. Our military children are forced to deal with a lot of life challenges at a very young age and it is our job as parents... more...

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    Mon, 8 May 2017
    ArticleTheology Ruined My Father’s Memorial Service

    Last night was my dad’s memorial service. I delayed my coming out because of his illness. I knew that he was already struggling with his own mortality and that trying to reconcile the daughter he was so proud of and loved deeply with the ideas he had about LGBT people would be too much for him. He was the kind of guy who, when he... more...

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    Mon, 8 May 2017
    ArticleFashion Authority

    Like any responsible fashion-conscious New Yorker, I follow every luxury retailer on Instagram.  It is a hardship to keep up with all of the trends, a social media minefield of knowing things like what is the current it-bag and making sure not to carry it, myself.  The goal after all, is to be trendy without being like everyone... more...

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    Mon, 8 May 2017
    ArticlePredation in the Military: When Killers Turn...

    After being accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman while on temporary assignment in Virginia Beach, Petty Officer First Class Gregory Kyle Seerden, 31, of Missouri, had his cell phone confiscated by the he Naval Criminal Investigative Service. What they found on the Navy SEAL’s cell phone were 78 photos of child... more...

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    Wed, 3 May 2017
    The Intersection of Joy and Sadness

    The month of April held a poignant and powerful intersection for me—perhaps a fitting way to end my tenure as Founding Director of this organization that I love. On April 19th at our Tenth Anniversary Gala, I experienced the most unimaginable joy as hundreds gathered to celebrate our first decade of bringing people together across... more...

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    Mon, 1 May 2017
    ArticleA Warning to Ignorant Americans: Be Prepared

    Iraq was the prime mover. Sure, my ex kicked my ass, and boot camp also put my butt into gear. But Iraq was the tipping point. It’s what politicized me. So much so that I have changed my legal middle name. I mean, my former legal middle name was Owen, which is my father’s legal middle name. I had no real attachment to it,... more...

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