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  • Blog
    Tue, 4 Nov 2014
    ArticleA Sunset Good-bye to the Veteran-Civilian...

    “It's been a long, a long time coming. But I know a change gon' come, oh yes it will.” - Sam Cooke Sam Cooke is stalking me. A Change is Gonna Come has been stuck in my head for the past three days and it won’t leave me alone (technically, it’s the Leela James’ rendition). I’m OK with that... more...

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  • Blog
    Tue, 21 Oct 2014
    ArticleWhy You Should Stop Saying You Want to Help...

     “All right, stop. Collaborate and listen…” – Vanilla Ice “That’s not how it works. That’s not how any of this works!” So goes the Esurance ad in my brain whenever I get asked the best way to “help” veterans. (My family and friends will vouch for the random TV... more...

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  • Blog
    Fri, 3 Oct 2014
    ArticleThe Moral Injury of War

    Last week,  I was privileged to present at the Fourth Annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service National Gathering at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  My presentation focused on the critical connection between military service and community service for student veteran success.  Part of my... more...

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  • Blog
    Fri, 19 Sep 2014
    ArticleGround Hero Program

    It was an echo of 9/11. On Sunday, along with veterans, civilians and first responders, I visited Ground Zero as part of the Military Resilience Project’s (MRP) “Ground Hero Program.” It was a privilege and a deeply powerful experience. This effort is an outgrowth of Intersections’ Veteran-Civilian Dialogues. Its... more...

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  • Blog
    Wed, 10 Sep 2014
    ArticleGround Hero: the Transformative Power of...

    As I move into September, with its annual lament of the end of summer and anticipation of my boys moving on to another school year, I am mindful of our upcoming remembrances of September 11th. I find myself reflecting on my experience with trauma and recovery over the 13 years since the attacks. I am a civilian psychologist born,... more...

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  • Blog
    Mon, 8 Sep 2014
    ArticleThe More You Know ...

    Liberating education consists of acts of cognition, not transferals of information. – Paulo Freire, educator and author of Pedagogy of the Oppressed I hear the 90’s are trendy again. It reminds me of the signature campaign of the 1990s called The More You Know, a series of Emmy Award-winning national public service... more...

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  • Blog
    Mon, 25 Aug 2014
    ArticleAirdrop Now

    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. – Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967 Last week the U.S. military began a series of humanitarian aid airdrops to tens of thousands of civilians who fled to the desolate Sinjar mountains from Islamic State (ISIS / ISIL) fighters... more...

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  • Blog
    Tue, 12 Aug 2014
    ArticleBreaking News: Robin Williams Defeats ISIS

    By the time I commuted home last night, news of Robin Williams’ death had exploded across American media. His death marks a loss of part of our national culture.  His star rose during the economic boom of the late 20th Century, and he was brilliant in a constellation of quirky funny men (alongside Tom Hanks, Bill Cosby, Eddie... more...

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  • Blog
    Wed, 6 Aug 2014
    ArticleMultiplicity

    Flashback to 1996 and the movie “Multiplicity” starring Michael Keaton:  it was an entertaining premise of What would happen if there were two of me, or three, or four? We quickly learn that although the “Michaels” seem alike, they are all different.  Like veterans. Today our communities are supporting... more...

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  • Blog
    Tue, 15 Jul 2014
    ArticleDon’t Get Out of the Military and Become an...

    “A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances.” – General George S. Patton I think William Treseder and I would get along famously.  And by famously I mean that we would fight like brother and sister, but ultimately agree on what is good for the whole fam damily. On June 3rd, he wrote an article... more...

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