Out of The Army: A moment of clarity on my last day in uniform

When I was ending my time in service in the Army, I had a moment of clarity on my final day of active duty. When you finish your time in service, you go through about a month long process of clearing- it's a bunch of paperwork, confirming you turned in gear, attended a few transition …

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Video Games, Film and Books: Criticisms of Media Mediums

People are continually shifting how they create and consume their media and information. Cave paintings were once the pinnacle of human media, but we've come a bit further since then... With each new iteration of media though, there is bound to be some criticism. Video games are for weak minded man-children that never grow up …

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Criticism Through Literature: Science Fiction and a Combat Veteran Writer

One of my favorite books is The Forever War by Joe Haldeman. It's an allegorical tale of his time in Vietnam, set in the "future" of 1996 (the book was published in the 1970's). A soldier goes on a journey through multiple planets, engagements and thousands of years to finally reach the conclusion of the war. …

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