Member Stories

People always ask me…

Why do I support Operation Supply Drop? People always want to know what my own personal objectives are, why I’m working with OSD, and why I continue to talk about them as much as I do. It is about community.   I could tell you how OSD accomplishes the mission of affecting veterans in a meaningful and impactful way, every damn day. I may mention that OSD has a 94% ratio. What does that mean? […]

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Hey you, you’re awesome

I’m not going to make this a long post because it doesn’t need to be so enjoy and share! We’re all just tiny meat bags flying through time and space on a huge rock If we are lucky we get to live a full and long lifetime In the end we stop breathing and stop Living ? Stop not living Because you are awesome You are an amazing person Enjoy life and the loved ones […]

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“Games, Gains, and Healthy Gamers!” @ TwitchCon 2016! ACCEPTED!

I am humbled and proud to announce that the panel I submitted with Bajheera, Towelliee, Margaret Krohn, and Lula was accepted!   Rarely in my life do I stand without having words… but tonight is one of those times. I am extremely happy that the very first panel that I’m going to host and be a part of is going to be in front of the most amazing community on the internet: Twitch.   For […]

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Happy Memorial Day 2016

Today is May 30th 2016 and it is Memorial Day. One of the days that I struggle with emotionally as soon as I wake up. There is this internal voice that starts yelling at me from the moment I open my eyes. “You survived. You came home. What are you doing with your life? Are you being the best father you can be? The best partner? You better be – because you are one of […]

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Living Relentless

It is disheartening to me at times to see people around me who don’t understand the word relentless. The dictionary will tell you that the meaning of the word is “oppressively constant or incessant.” My definition is much more broader than just incessant. When I wake up in the morning my body hurts and my mind is screaming at me to just lay in bed for another 5 minutes. It’s okay my mind will tell […]

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The Universe and Us

Do you ever just wonder about the universe? Outer space? Time? I find myself occasionally thinking about just how small we really are in the context of universe. We are going to try one of my mental adjustment coping skills. Check it out. Follow along with the directions and see if it helps you.     For a moment think deeply about this thought. We live at the most to be one hundred years old […]

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Post Traumatic Stress and I

I went through a pretty rough time the other day and after sharing some of this with my counselor I decided I wanted to write about it in a blog. Mostly because I know other veterans struggle with Post Traumatic Stress and I want you to know that you are NOT alone. I’m not going to jump too deep in detail because I know for some folks this might be a trigger – but please tread […]

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Family – An update

It has been a few days since I’ve posted something up and I wanted to update you folks with what has been going on with my family in this last week. My nephew was in a car accident as some of you are aware. He was the passenger in a vehicle that was only going 1 mile down the road to his friends house and he made the choice to let his best friend who […]

Do Video Games Relieve Stress?

This is a guest post written by a contributor writer, Dan Fries. Dan is an author and founder of Corpina Nootropics. Dan started his career as a scientist at Medtronic and later Harvard, but didn’t resonate well with the way big pharma develops drugs and treats patients. He wanted to do something that would help improve the health of people who don’t have access to premium care. That’s when he started Corpina, with a mission to […]

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