My   Poppy   for   Papaw

My Poppy for Papaw

This has been a long journey with some clear, well-lit time on wide paths. And there have been plenty of days in the darkness, trying to find my way out of strangling vines of kudzu that have famously overtaken abandoned spaces. It’s been my journey of why. Why have I...
Dear Soldier

Dear Soldier

Dear Soldier, Today, as I sit in a warm house with children playing, conversations ending in laughter, and endless amounts of home cooked foods, I remember you. I remember your unpretentious sacrifices and modest heroism. I remember your warrior ethos - you will...
The Combat Zone of Bitterness

The Combat Zone of Bitterness

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. As a therapist in a community of our nation’s warriors and the home of the most deployed Division in the US Army, I have witnessed...