Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Even though I’d spent 20 years in the Army, there was one challenge I hadn’t trained for: transitioning into civilian life. Then I found the perfect career path for a veteran — in residential property management.
While in the military, I served with the infantry and in aviation, logistics, and finally personnel operations. I spent 11 years with the 101st Airborne Division and completed two tours...
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Much like a 5-year-old, my nightly routine consists of refusing to take myself to bed when I’m tired; instead falling asleep on the couch with all of the lights on until 2 a.m., when I finally stumble into my bedroom too tired to brush my teeth.
I’m turning 30 in October and don’t see my behavior changing anytime soon.
But it’s really not my fault! Like any normal human being, I subscribe to...
Thursday, March 31, 2016
I couldn’t pick a Senator out of a line-up, but I could spot Julia Roberts’ niece in a crowded Chipotle. What can I say—I’m a bad Washingtonian.
I’ve never been a particularly politically minded person, spending more time reading People than learning about the people who represent us. Part of that comes from feeling like much of what happens in Washington is far above my realm of understanding...
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Every year my friends and I hike in at least one new National Park. It’s a real nightmare for my mother, who imagines the various ways in which I’ll be mauled by an animal and doesn’t want to “know anything about the trip.”
To be fair, we’ve had a few close calls. In Yellowstone we turned the corner on a trail and were greeted by a bison. If you’ve never seen one directly in your walking path,...