Well, I am stuck at a base in the Middle East waiting to go to another base. Cryptic I know, but technically not supposed to disclose my location. Anyway, it's hotter than hell here. Lucky not getting shot at yet, but that will happen at my next location to be sure. I'm looking forward to going out to do my new job, I just hope that we get there soon. I miss Tamra(my wife) and Zachary(my son) something fierce. That's another downfall to the job, leaving my family for long periods of time. I hope that I can make it home sooner than later, but only time will tell with that one. I will be missing all of the major events in my family this year which is sucky. I will have missed Thanksgiving and Christmas two times in a row now, but once again that's part of the job. The holidays are an important time of year, but the truth of it is that it's made me appreciate that time more than ever. I will get to spend a decent amount of time with all my friends and family when I get home, and then I will probably get sent out again within that year. Tough life but it has it's benefits as well.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
So I watched a movie today called Taking Chance. It is a movie directed by a retired Marine Lt. Col about his duty escorting the remains of PFC Chance Phelps home for burial. It was one of the more impactful movies I have watched regarding the war that has engulfed my generation. The dignity and respect shown to this fallen warrior brought tears to my eyes. I dare say it was the greatest movie about the war I have watched because there wasn't all of the action and hell that is combat. It chronicled a part of the war that no one wants to talk about: Those who have lost their lives and those who have to carry on in the wake of their death. Absolutely amazing, I suggest it to anyone and everyone.
Friday, May 20, 2011
As the title says, I am breaking that rule. I pretty much have to seeing as the only thing I have really occurring in life is my job at the moment. It's been going well, lots of training to get in before I get deployed. The funny part is one year ago I wanted to leave all this behind, and now I really am looking forward to re-enlisting and continuing to progress in this career. Give it another couple years and I will probably want out again lol. At least if I leave then I will have a much more marketable skill. Just felt like throwing something into the blog for now, I will write more later if the fancy strikes me or something interesting actually happens.
Monday, April 25, 2011
I know I said I wasn't going to discuss work on here, however it is a huge part of my life. I won't speak in specifics, but mere generalities. I am going to be gone overseas for a good amount of time. It's sad considering I haven't been home that long and I am on my way out the door again. I will miss my wife and son, but there is a part of me that is ready to go. Ready to do my job and live the life. It's strange how you can desire something and not want anything to do with it at the same time. I started thinking about other people's experiences in life and wondering if they had something akin to this. I'm sure there are other professions out there that cause people to be gone for a good period of time. I would be content to just live my life with my wife and son, however I need a job that gives me the same level of pay and security. Hard to beat that right now considering I do not have a college degree. Anyway that is simply a small musing I was having prior to embarking on a very big journey.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
I know I am behind the times on TV shows since I only watch them over Netflix. That being said I was a little disappointed in the whole "technology is evil" motif that ended the newer Battlestar Galactica.Technology can not be evil, it is merely a tool wielded by an imperfect being that chooses how to use it. I think that is at the heart at a lot of debates that bother me such as gun control. There is no evil in the weapon, the intent is in the hands of the wielder. We are more afraid to accept responsibility for our actions so we demonize something in order to make it the scapegoat of our fears. Any thoughts out there from those in blog land?
I created this blog as a place to record my thoughts on life. I won't be speaking about my work here because quite frankly I don't need to put out there what I do. I just want this as a place to explore my thoughts and maybe find some clarity in the things that bother me from time to time.