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Apr 18, 2021

The Constitution: Article 1, Sections 5-10

Back to talking about Congress. Specifically, Article 1, Sections 5-10 of the US Constitution. Lets find out what powers Congress has. Article I Section 5: Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority

May 24, 2021

Mike Reads a Book: The Foundation Trilogy

Mike Reads a Book: The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov The Foundation is considered a classic Sci-Fi novel. Most people know Isaac Asimov for his iRobot novel that was made into a movie

Apr 18, 2021

The Constitution: Article 1, Sections 5-10

Back to talking about Congress. Specifically, Article 1, Sections 5-10 of the US Constitution. Lets find out what powers Congress has. Article I Section 5: Each House shall be the Judge of the

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,