The time I danced with a Transgender

Kadena Air Base’s Rocker NCO Club is my least favorite place to hang out on a Saturday night. I don’t even like clubs anyway, but this club is always especially awful. Every time I’ve gone there, I’ve had to reconsider the decisions that led to the sequence of events that took me to that place. The music is too loud for conversation, and the gender … Continue reading The time I danced with a Transgender

The Evolution of an Insatiable Bookslut: Tony’s Tale

This was originally posted on Insatiable Booksluts. Unlike many booksluts, I was not a natural born reader.  I have no stories about teaching myself to read or learning to read before I started school.  But I had a lot of people in my life who read to me at a young age.  My mom read Little Golden Books to me all the time, and so … Continue reading The Evolution of an Insatiable Bookslut: Tony’s Tale

F-15 Formation Flight

Life in the Military: Flying with the Eagles

Every PT day, I have a ritual of working out, showering, and then dining at the Tee House, the golf course restaurant at Kadena Air Base.  My favorite thing about eating there (besides their delicious but inexpensive breakfast combos) is that the restaurant’s hillside location provides a really great view of the flight line, so you can watch aircraft take off, land, and maneuver overhead.  … Continue reading Life in the Military: Flying with the Eagles

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Life in the Military: The Phase Program

I had waited several months to finally get into the military, I completed my basic military training, and then I waited an additional four weeks at my basic training squadron for the approval of a waiver.  Needless to say, at this point in my military career, “Hurry up and wait” was deeply ingrained in me, and if I had not been patient before, by then … Continue reading Life in the Military: The Phase Program