It is Hard to Adjust to the Private Sector When you Have Been Deployed to Other Countries

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Military news…

A federal judge has effectively granted more than 30 Navy special operators the service’s first religious exemptions for the Covid-19 vaccine.


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As of January 1, decisions to prosecute sexual assault and sexual harassment will be made outside the chain of command and survivors will be offered protection against retaliation.


Here is another excerpt from my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

What Are They Thinking?

On one of my off days in Korea, I was invited to ride with a courier to the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone.)

I thought that would be very interesting so I accepted the invite. We had to go through several villages, and of course the people didn’t seem to like us. They were shouting things at us I probably didn’t want to hear.

We got to the DMZ. What a depressing place! It was a very small outpost with guards watching the North Koreans on the other side of the DMZ. They let me look through one of their binoculars, and I could see a North Korean soldier looking through his binoculars back at me. It was a very odd feeling. He was just another guy like me, but he would probably shoot me if he could.

There is still strife between the two countries. There is still the DMZ zone. There are soldiers still looking at each other with binoculars. Nothing much has changed, except the lives of those who had to serve in Korea.

They came home and then they had to try to cope in the private sector. They had/have to adjust, and survive. I feel for them, because I was there with them. I know the frustrations. I know the disappointment. I know the feeling that no one cares.

I can say that it is hard to block out the negative aspects of our military service. It is hard to change thoughts into a different world in the private sector. It took me a while to clear my mind and concentrate on the future. I had to realize that I needed to move on and start a new adventure. I needed to think about the next day of my life.

I never have regretted serving my country. I would do it again if I was able. I have learned that I just need to be thankful that I have another day on this earth, and should seek what I can do to better my live and those around me that I love. 


Some of the soldiers, in the private sector, have some issues still lingering with them from their time in in the service. I understand this. I have had to re-group myself. The key is to do something about it. Don’t hide your feelings. Get the right help to get you back on track in life. There are many resources in the back of this book to help you on your way down your new path of life.

There is always help for you 24/7 at: 1-800-273-8255

Think about this

Isn’t it funny that so much of what we fear is only the fear of the unknown?


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If you are battling mentally, because of your love for others, but it isn’t working, GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number that you can call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you, and they will no hang up until they know you are OK.

1-800-273-8255…texting 838255.



You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Being a Care Giver, Has its Good and Bad Moments

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Another shocking announcement! ( That got your attention!) “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World, ” is now out in eBook form. You can acquire it at all the eBook outlets. It is only $4.99 compared to $19.99 in the bookstores. You can even order it right from this site by clicking on the Amazon icon on the right.

If you want a hard copy, with the autograph of the author on it, just click on the bookstore tab at the top of this page to order one. It is only $15.99 plus shipping compared to the $19.99 price in the retail stores.


I have a podcast here that I did with John Kremer, the marketing guru. He invited me to share unusual places to sell books. Take a listen and hit those streets running:


I just announced to my family at our Thanksgiving Day dinner about my b00k, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” winning a national award. It was named as a finalist at the Reader’s Favorite Awards.

They sent me stickers to put on my books. This well result in an increase in sales, and another talking point in my signings.

This was accomplished through hard work, and taking the time to enter the different award shows. Don’t ever think it won’t happen to you. Just do it!


Being a Care giving has its bad and good moments. Today was a bad (actuallly good) moment with my mom. She had been showing signs of clearing out a bladder infection, and they had finally decided that they could do a test on her next  BM. They suspect she has another virus condition that is highly contagious, and they need to control it with the proper medication.

Well, I was with her in the dining room helping her eat, when she said, “I need to go to the bathroom.”  When she says that it usually means we are too late.

That is exactly what it meant. When I got her back to her room and into the bathroom, she had a huge accident (BM) all over the floor, my right arm, and all over her cloths.

Why am I telling you this very unpleasant story? It is because they have been waiting a month for the right BM, and this was it. They got the culture they needed, and the clean up didn’t take that long. This brings a new meaning to the phrase, “God works in mysterious ways.”

Folks, That is what care giving is all about. It isn’t for the faint of heart.

I praise anyone who is a care giver for a loved one. It has its rewards, but there are also times when it can be hard, and down right depressing.

I love my mother and I believe that since she cared for me 24/7 when I was little, it is the least I can do for her now.

You can see the hurt in her eyes when something like this happens, but we all know that it isn’t her fault, and we show her even more love while she is going through it.

Caring for your parents, spouse, or children,  can be heart breaking, but believe me they love you for doing it much more than you will ever know.

I am considering writing a book on care giving and its problems. Do you think there is a need for one?


You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!