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Feb 3, 2021

Mike Reads a Book: The Swarm

The Book: The Swarm by Orson Scott Card While on my deployment, I've really taken some time to relax on the beach and read. On my first weekend here, I went to the

Jan 30, 2021

5 Years

5 Years

2020 was a year full of firsts. My first father's day, my first pandemic, my first deployment. 2021 has certainly already had it's share of firsts, but today isn't one of them. I

Nov 23, 2020

Putting Together a Promotion Packet

One of the most frustrating tasks I have completed in my military career is how to put together a promotion packet. This is the packet required for advancing to any NCO rank within

Sep 12, 2020

Cuban History 101

Here's my abridged history of Cuba. While we do not know much about per-Columbian Cuba, the island was inhabited by an Arawak tribe called the TaĆ­no. After Christopher Columbus landed in 1492, things

May 28, 2020

Be Braver

“…I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate.” -Martin Luther King Jr. I’ve spent much time over the

Mar 10, 2020

A Good Marriage

A Good Marriage

I love my wife, Kristin Helmers. She’s simply the best. Today we both overslept, but she woke me up. In a panic I started going through my daily motions and started

Feb 24, 2020

Mike's Manly Sunday - A Photo Journey

Mike's Manly Sunday - A Photo Journey

Kristin feeding James his first brunch I had a manly Sunday. It began as many Sundays do, with brunch. Now, I once read that Brunch without booze is just a sad late breakfast,

Feb 21, 2020

James Doing Stuff

One of the things I like most about being a father is watching James grow. Seeing him experience new things is the coolest thing ever. Here’s some of our adventures from