“The Army is not a political organization”

Disclaimer: This is a personal viewpoint, and does not represent the views of the Department of Defense, any of the Armed Forces, or any federal agency or organization.¬† As soon as I signed my contract in 2009, I was told a number of different things by a number of people with many years of military experience. First, that it is our duty to serve our … Continue reading “The Army is not a political organization”

#JCMakeItYours: How A Problematic Hashtag Summarizes Everything About Gentrification

In one of my high school English classes, I had a phenomenal teacher, Mr. Donald Delo. In this class, we had an unusual activity — we would write a speech for someone else to read. Perhaps this was an exercise ultimately rooted in the goal of “easy to read” writing styles — or being able to convey your thoughts as accurately as possible without the … Continue reading #JCMakeItYours: How A Problematic Hashtag Summarizes Everything About Gentrification