Tears in Paradise

Have you ever noticed that some of the most life-changing stories start with "In the beginning..."? In the beginning she was one of the most annoying people I have ever come across in my life. A medium sized tank of a woman, she had a voice like Howard Wolowitz's mother in the Big Bang Theory, [...]

Some Honors Should Never Be Accepted

During the time I was a reporter for the Aiken Standard newspaper in South Carolina, it was my honor to cover more military-related stories and events than I can count. Toward the end of my tenure there, I covered a lot of events for the local Marine Corps League detachment. I could count on hearing [...]