Call it a comeback!

Thanks for all the comments on that last post!

Yes, I’ve been away for a few days, but not entirely by choice. Our local Internet went through an overhaul and I was left out in the cold for some days before having the chance to get it all fixed.

I’m hard at work finishing up the latest issue of “The Wrangler,” which should be kicked out Friday our time.

So how are things, my wonderful pals and friends? I admit, I’ve been a bit down in the dumps lately. There’s a lot of crazy stuff that’s not so nice around here, apart from even the war stuff. I’m just going through a period of disillusionment, but it’ll pass.

Time is what we decide it to be. I’ve gone through several phases in life – colleges, work, places lived – and I’ve noticed that the slant of what we remember is a conscious choice.

I can choose to remember the crappy parts of the Army, and when I spit out a story or two at the bar, I can paint a pretty dreary picture. Hold on to the times of growth, however, and the time spent won’t seem so wasted.

Hearing all the “for’s” and “against’s” surrounding the recent State of the Union Address sort of reminded me of all that.

Those for Bush said it was a wonderful example of the good work we’re doing.

Those against Bush said it was a wonderful example of the terrible work we’re doing.

Same words, different perspectives.

In the case of the war, there are the days where you see what’s left of a human head after a .50cal round pops through it, and there are the days when you can make a kid beam with pride after giving him a trinket.

Same war, different perspectives.

Talk to you cats soon!

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About salemonz

Born in San Diego, Calif. Raised as a Navy Brat, I jumped ship and crossed over to the Army. Served as an enlisted journalist for a bunch of years, then helped the DoD figure out what the hell to do with social media. After the Army, now I drift down the river of life, trying not to be a jerk.

2 responses to “Call it a comeback!”

  1. finch says :

    bro – you should just come with me and move to Saipan for a while – we’d take over the place…it’ll be great and the perspective is nothing but sunshine and sandy beaches! shizzle!

  2. salmons says :

    Shiggidy, I’ve never been to Saipan. Sounds too good for me though. I’m good with mud and mortars 😉

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