I often have recurring dreams about the absurdity of military boot camp. I relive the sense of having a knifehand at my throat, scared shitless as the drill instructor spits profanity in my face. He'll do this again and again so that I can come to intuit, instead of just imagine, a sense of discipline … Continue reading The Intellectual Boot Camp
War is not the veteran's story. Their story is about what it means to serve and the consequences of choosing to do so.
Note: Originally I had intended to write an afterward that would offer more closure to the experience, but unintentionally this became the final piece. After months of working on the next one I let go of the project as it was clear I didn't have anything useful to say. Even writing this piece was difficult to pull together, … Continue reading 15. Lead me home