I Just Found My Journal Entries from Basic Officer Training from 2004; Here’s What I Wrote

As I have written before, I was in Air Force ROTC from 2002 – 2005 at The Ohio State University. The first chapter of my book recalls my selection to pilot training, a surprising and devastating discharge because of a minor medical condition, and my eventual commission in the US Navy Reserve in 2009. AsContinue reading “I Just Found My Journal Entries from Basic Officer Training from 2004; Here’s What I Wrote”

Nine tips for new parents are actually lessons I learned in basic training

After my daughter was born, I didn’t sleep much. I thought to myself, when was the last time I had this little sleep? Basic training, of course. As I thought about it further, there are a lot of comparisons between basic training and being a parent to a newborn or infant. Here are nine tipsContinue reading “Nine tips for new parents are actually lessons I learned in basic training”

Unique Items from Iraq, Afghanistan, the Military, and CIA… Up For Grabs!

Today, 17 September, is a really exciting day; it’s the day that my book, Get After It: Seven Inspirational Stories to Find Your Inner Strength When It Matters Most, ends its 28-day pre-release on Amazon and actually ships in paperback to those who purchased a copy. If you did, a sincere THANK YOU! To help spread theContinue reading “Unique Items from Iraq, Afghanistan, the Military, and CIA… Up For Grabs!”

Here’s Why My Grandfather is on the Dedication Page of My Book

The dedication page is a book is an extremely important part of your book, editors, book reviewers, and others in the publishing business told me. That was the case, they said, because whenever you got discouraged about writing–whether it was writer’s block, lack of motivation, or competing priorities—you’d always be able to remember why youContinue reading “Here’s Why My Grandfather is on the Dedication Page of My Book”

I’m Giving Away Truly Awesome and Unique Things as Part of My Recent Book Release

On August 24th, both the eBook and presale paperback versions of my book, Get After It: Seven Inspirational Stories to Find Your Inner Strength When It Matters Most, hit Amazon. I’m extremely excited that this project is completed and out for the world to see, and hopefully enjoy! To help spread the word about the presale, I’mContinue reading “I’m Giving Away Truly Awesome and Unique Things as Part of My Recent Book Release”