Down to the wire

I’m nearing the final couple of days in Michigan before I head back to Texas.

I’ve been meeting with the last few people on my list of “we should get together sometime,” hitting all manner of restaurants and coffee spots.

Things have been good. It’s been a very good visit. Time with Uberpeeps (see column at right) such as Seth and Nikos are always very grounding. I have a tendency to fly off the handle a bit, idea wise. Having people in my life who can give me some perspective is such a boon in tricky times.

While I’ve been up here I’ve had the chance to talk about “how I feel about the war” a dozen or so times. That helps too, having to articulate things. Even when I can’t put it all down or figure it all out; just the effort helps relieve some of the pressure–which is needed since I don’t have a wife or GF to confide in down south.

I’ll miss these boys. Of course, everyone wants to know when I’m coming back (well, I guess I shouldn’t say “of course” like it’s expected, I’m flattered at the interest, since it means I might not be a total a-hole); I can’t say, but probably not for awhile.

So, I’m soaking up the last few days of hanging with friends before I go back to prison. The Michigan weather has been a little temperamental–hitting 60 and 40 like clouds mask the sun off and on.  It makes me glad to go back to Texas…okay, not really. At least we’re getting into the winter months down there, so there will be a bit of a reprieve as we start training to go back to Iraq.

I’ll be out of the loop until Monday, friends. Have a good weekend!


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.

4 responses to “Down to the wire”

  1. Beka says :

    What? You didn’t make a quick trip down south to cedar-la-la land?

  2. salmons says :

    Ha ha ha…uh, no.

  3. Sarah says :

    I’m sure they were glad you came to visit. Sally shared bits and pieces of the visit and it sounds like you guys had a good time.

  4. salmons says :

    Yeah it was a super good time. I had a lot of chances to chill with Salls and Seth. Sally even cooked me dinner a couple of times! Good peeps, them kids.

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