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Nov 05


I knew that the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) was now aware of what I was doing.  I needed to get away from Ft. Polk when I was off duty.  I unofficially became a roommate with Jane and her other roommates off Post.  I went back to work every morning, then left immediately when the …

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Oct 29

From Drugs to Selling

After my first experience with taking Ecstasy, I could not stop.  I am not sure what made it so addicting but, I could think about nothing else during the week.  Forget “Duty, Honor, Country” I just wanted to go back to Alexandria, hit the club and pop a “tab”.  The rest of the weekend was …

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Oct 23

From Army To Drugs

I went through US Army Basic Training at Ft. Knox, KY in late 1987. My advanced training was mixed in with the basic and so I was there for 14 weeks.  It was easy in some parts and hard in others.  The hardest part for me was the physical training.  I some how evaded Physical …

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Oct 08

Does Electric Shock Cure Bed Wetting?

Does Electric Shock Cure Bed Wetting? In my dream is a running stream that slips over and around smooth stones. As it travels along it grows to river size  and picks up speed and crashes in to larger sharper rocks. Large white caps appear as the water churns turbulently. At this point, it’s course can …

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Oct 02


Growing up I wanted to be a soldier.  It is the only thing I wanted to be, besides Indiana Jones.  In a toss up between Indiana Jones and Rambo, the latter won out in my mind as the job of choice.  I  had some ancestors fight for the Union in the Civil War.  One of …

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Sep 24

Napoleon Dyna”Mike”

When I first watched the movie Napoleon Dynamite, I laughed so hard. It was such a good movie and clean as well. Nothing in there that you could not show your kids. But, as I watched a second time I realized that I related to the movie a little too closely. All of a sudden …

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Sep 18

Oh No, What Have I Done?

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Oh no, what have I done?…. If you know me in person, or if you have read my previous posts, I generally tend to be more lighthearted.  My dilemma is that because of my past, I have to shift gears completely to tell my story. The posts related to this particular life event will be …

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Sep 10

Things Kids Are NOT Allowed To Say.

Growing up we lived in a fairly strict household with many rules and procedures. There were things that we were allowed to do and things that we could not. We were absolutely not allowed to say the word…. FART! You probably thought I was going to say something else but no, the word we could …

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Sep 04

Nailed It!

Nailed It! The last time we went to Disney World was in 2007. My two daughters and my nephew, Sam, are much younger in this picture than they are now. However, the face painting experience you see here, really raised the bar of on their level of expectation. Real Italian flags. Taken by David J …

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Aug 29

Never Trust a Man with Two First Names.

Never Trust a Man with Two First Names “Never trust a man with two first names.”  This is usually what I hear when I introduce myself.  What does this mean?  I’m still trying to figure it out. My last name is Mike, first name David.  This has been a source of confusion my whole life. …

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