A Second Class Citizen: My Time as a Woman in the Marine Corps

When I joined the Marines, I never imagined I would suffer…


How to Stop Smoking Marijuana

Perhaps you feel desperate.  Up to this point, you use…


Scraping the Skull of My Psyche with a Scalpel

I've traveled to the center of my soul.  Doing this has…


How I Transformed My Relationship

I met my wife on the internet.  Eharmony to be precise. It…


Torture in Mahmudiyah: An Unbearable Chamber of Suffering

Standing a few steps into the room, we both watched in…


Ali Baba: A Marine Squad’s Brush With Death

The boy came up to our first team and yelled out “Ali…


For Me, The Marine Corps Was a Suicide Mission

I joined the Marine Corps in hopes of dying an honorable…


Phoenix Rising: Becoming a Survivor

It’s November 6, 1993, and I’m enjoying a beautiful evening…


I Understand Your Deep Sadness

A few days ago I was having a really rough time…


The Heartbreak of Leaving the Marine Corps

Just a few hours prior, I sat in the confines of a…