Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Poetry is meditation and survival

There is something wonderful about the excitement you feel when you read a poem for the first time and it truly touches you.  It dosen't have to be a masterful work as long as it feels like it was written special for you.  Even better is when you have something to get off your chest and compose a poem to do it.  It is an important step in developing a strong mind. 

Willy Wonka and the War Machine

WARNING: This is just a daily rant.

Sometimes being in the military is like working at WillieWonkas' cocolate factory.  You have a ton of Umpa-loompas  running around like they have the most important job in the factory and you should drop everything and appease them.  Around every corner is a new and terrifying adventure that defies all logic and common sense.  Nothing is as it appears and the rules of order do not apply. 

Monday, August 9, 2010

The sixth sense

We all know about the five senses and basically understand how they work but what about the sixth sense?  What causes those hairs to stand up on the back of your neck?  Why is it that whenever you ignore that "feeling" you end wishing that you had not?