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My Life in the Marines: School of Infantry

School of Infantry was a real eye opener for me. Like I said, boot camp wasn’t really that challenging, mentally or physically, but SOI was different. After MCRD I had ten days off, most of which I spent asleep. My mom thought it would be hilarious to play reveille at...

My Life in the Marines: Let’s all go to bootcamp

Growing up I was the exact reverse of what you would expect a future Marine to look and act like. I was a loner, I focused mostly on my graphic art, writing and music, and most of the time I tipped the scales at a whopping 100 pounds. My father had been a Green Beret...

I Lived in a Haunted Hotel

I know, this sounds like the title of a low-rent horror novel, but it turns out it’s just my life. In 1997 I was still kicking around Sonora, California, working for the public works department re-zoning maps, playing in my band with my friend Nick and generally...

The Fine Art of Getting Your Ass Kicked

I’m good at a few things. These are listed below, not necessarily in order of priority or importance. Getting my ass kicked. Being funny. I know because my Mom told me I’m funny, so… Writing stories. Turning a simple story or concept into an...

The Story of Suntory Whiskey

Whiskey is not traditionally known as a specialty of the Japanese, prior at least to the production of Suntory Whiskey. Even today most people are probably not aware even of the existence of fine Japanese Whiskeys. Sake yes, but whiskey? Whiskey is Scottish, or...