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Fireworks

Happy Independence Day my dear readers – if you don’t mind, today I’m going to be talking about something a little personal. Growing up, I used to love watching fireworks on the Fourth of July. Watching the skies crackle with color as we celebrated Independence

Remembering the Christmas Truce

On this very night, 100 years ago, there was a true Christmas Miracle. Gather round my dear readers, as I tell the tale of the Christmas Truce. Following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Europe had plunged into war. As the many nations send men

The Greatest Paradox about Military Service

Today my dear readers, I am literally taking a stroll down memory lane. For the first time since 2010, I am standing in Fort Gordon, Georgia, a military base where I spent a year of my time in the US Army. I’ll be the first to admit, my time here had its ups and downs, but save perhaps the intense and unforgettable ten weeks I spent in basic training, had more of an influence on who I am today than perhaps any time of my life. So needless to say, it got me reflecting on the old days, and upon lingering thoughts of the greatest paradox about military service.

Let’s talk about PTSD

My name is Sean CW Korsgaard, and I have PTSD. In the interest of full disclosure, I was diagnosed with PTSD after witnessing a friend of mine commit suicide in the US Army. I suffer from many of the symptoms common of PTSD – anxiety,