The Infinite Sea

Book 4 of 2023 The Infinite Sea was worth the read, but in all honesty, I didn't consider it to be an improvement on the first book. I plan on finishing the series, but this is definitely not a series that I would read again. I understand that it is a young adult book, but …

The 5th Wave

Book 3 of 2023 I am not going to go as far as saying that The 5th Wave wasn't a good book. It was worth reading once, but this is not a book I would consider reading again. I could see how people might enjoy it and I even, to an extent, see why Hollywood …

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Book 2 of 2023 This was a book that I struggled to put down. If I weren't trying to keep my rating scale simple, I would rate this one even higher. I absolutely loved the content. It was incredibly easy, the lessons were profound and meaningful, the content was not overly complicated, and I have …

Curiosities

What is the most common jobs/careers/positions that you encounter every day that you don't typically notice or think about, but upon further review, can't think of how life would function without it? For me, it is the mailman/woman. I never stop to think about it, but they come around almost every day, they are a …

New Adventure

It has been almost a year since I have blogged. I am not happy about that. I was in the middle of a project and enjoyed it to an extent, but it is not exactly the kind of writing I want to do. It is good practice and a positive step in the right direction, …

Lesson 33: Always have a pen/pencil and notepad on you

You never know when important things are going to happen.  No matter how good you think your memory is, it is never a bad idea to always have writing material available.  For certain military occupational specialties, it is even mandatory.  Regardless of whether you are working security, policing, mechanical, administrative, etc., there is no reason …

Lesson 31: Military sarcasm and humor don’t translate well into civilian life

While I was fortunate enough to learn this lesson before separating from the military, there are times when no matter how early you learn a lesson, habits are difficult to break.  In many cases, no matter how hard you try, they never fully go away.  Military jargon and sarcasm might as well be considered its …