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War is for Suckers & Losers

In the closing scene of The Godfather Michael Corleone announces that he’s enlisted in the Marines and his brother says to him: “…only saps risk their lives for strangers.” You only die for your family. My conclusion after my enlistment is that war ends when we run out of young men to send to war. Cultures have always pondered as to ... Read More »

Camera Obscura: War Movie

Marines pass a joint to one another in the dark void of southern Afghanistan and, in crackling night-vision green, the question arises: Did they think they would ever be stoned within range of enemy fire? War is a bitch. It takes the human soul, puts it through a grinder, and spits out a ripped and battered pit of despair. But ... Read More »

War with Me

I’m built backwards.  I have legs for arms, hands for feet.  No, that’s not the right.  I was wise beyond my years, isn’t that the term your elders use when the first signs of intelligence spark in your eyes, and the grey mush inside your skull begins to take on some form?  Yeah, I think that’s it.   We all ... Read More »

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