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No easy days.

No easy days.

One of the biggest personal skills obtained from my time in the service is to prioritize, take it one day at a time, and when situations get completely fucked, ask for help.

Gyms, pools, levees and calculators

Gyms, pools, levees and calculators

I had three weeks until the next group “classed up”. I replaced the levee, gym, and pool with a calculator, pencil, and a friend who was willing to spend time with me repetitively calculating left and reached surface times until I got it right.

Ice cream Sandwiches and Really Sad Canadians

Ice cream Sandwiches and Really Sad Canadians

     I was in New Orleans not too long ago.  My best friend and I had just left a wedding and decided to stop into a nearby bar to have a drink and catch up. Somehow, we landed on the topic of being on a small boat in the middle of the ocean. Of course, I had a sea story.

            Six days after returning home from my first 6-month deployment, I received a call from one of my higher ups. It was to inform me that even though I JUST returned home, somehow my...


Screwdrivers, Bilges and Big Macs

Screwdrivers, Bilges and Big Macs

I had no safety line attached, no knife and n one else but an extremely overweight out of shape older man as a safety swimmer. But when your 10 years old none of that matters.

Monster Inside My Brain

Monster Inside My Brain

I never thought a routine dive would lead to the discovery of a potentially fatal condition.