It’s mental health awareness month and as a result, we should share our stories and own our stuff. According to the State of Maine, I have a ‘mental disorder’ and by law must have a psychiatrist sign off that I am taking medications and seeking treatment regularly in order to keep my driver’s license. At … More May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I Pledge to Change Perceptions and Stop the Stigma
I am not a Amy Schumer fan by any stretch of the imagination especially after she sold herself out to the ‘feminists’ of today. She caved to the political pressure of the ‘women’s movement’ and lost my respect big time. Unfortunately, the movement has become one of all that matters is women and we don’t … More What Happens When a Rape is Reported in the Military?
I am still reeling from the impact this potentially dangerous situation had on both my husband and I upon our return to the closest airport to our home. I haven’t been right since. Let me begin with the fact that this Portland JetPort baggage claim protest isn’t about me and the impact this situation had … More Portland JetPort Baggage Claim Protest Made Dangerous Situation More Dangerous in Public Space Known to Have Existing Security Flaws
As I sit here today writing this post, my head is pounding, I can’t think straight, and my mind is spinning with the many reasons why what happened today is so wrong. Both my husband and I are veterans. Both of us have Post Traumatic Stress. We applied to the Catch-A-Lift organization for some assistance … More Veteran Organizations: Please Stop Separating and Dividing Us Because All Veterans Matter
Every year 9/11 rolls around and I think it’s gonna be just like any other day. And every year it is not. Every year I am reminded of where I was when the towers in New York became targets and I am left with the same raw feeling I felt that day. This day changed … More A 9/11 Tribute to Our Soldiers
This past week my husband (also a veteran) and I attended the VA New England Summer Sports Clinic hosted by the VA Boston Healthcare System. The event was held in Providence, Rhode Island. Although we were not sure what to expect, we were willing to give it a try because the event featured sporting activities. … More VA New England Summer Sports Clinic 2016, Providence, Rhode Island
Dear Senator/Representative, We are asking that Congress ensure that the military give soldiers the same constitutional rights you would have in a civilian court of law. We want professional investigators, not Commanders, investigating felony crimes. We want prosecutors, not military Commanders to make the decision whether we have the evidence to go to court. We … More An Open Letter to the Senate and House of Representatives in Support of the Military Justice Improvement Act