Military Minds Inc. Blog

Dear Decision Makers

Dear Decision Makers

Dear Decision Makers, “I will never leave a fallen comrade.” Am I the only one who remembers day 1 in reception and seeing that phrase everywhere, on every wall, on every recruiting poster? Am I the only one in uniform that memorized those words??? At what fucking...

We Walk Among Them

We Walk Among Them

We walk among them in disbelief. Those poor unfortunate souls that think they're making a political statement standing on a helpless inanimate symbol of the very freedom that allows them to live such a protected life where they have the time to exercise such...

On the Outside

On the Outside

Tag someone you know who's on the outside, who's not part of the clique at school or the best dresser, or in supermodel shape or who might be struggling. Tag someone who needs to hear that they matter. Because they do. The other day I was talking with a friend and...

Some Fires

Some Fires

I've sat back and watched as my life had fallen apart around me. Wondering what the hell had happened, yet knowing full well that my actions caused it. I've learned multiple times of brothers who have taken their own lives. With one as recent as just a week ago. I've...

Two Worlds Apart

Two Worlds Apart

How is it that as people we can sit in the same rooms and be two worlds apart from each other. I am finding this to be a current and reoccurring issue with my wife as many of us I am sure have found us to be in the same situations. Time and time again I read stories...

Philosophical

Philosophical

People say, "You're so philosophical now."After 22yrs of dealing with demons of what cannot be unseen, sometimes conquering, sometimes failing miserably, I have spent many days in reflection. To find some semblance of balance is one of the keys to dealing with PTSD....

Sit-Rep Saturday

Sit-Rep Saturday

Just a reminder that this Saturday, like all Saturdays is MMI's SITREP Saturday.This weekend is the Canadian Thanksgiving long, and in the USA, it's Columbus Day long, so perhaps being alone and in self isolation, this Saturday may weigh more heavily than normal with...

Open Hills

Open Hills

I used to sit out in the open on the hills at night listening to crack thump and watching the green tracer lines fly through the night, pinging off the hills all around me. Picking out different calibers and firing positions of the shooters. You know just sitting,...

Questions We Get

Questions We Get

What a lot of people see in civilian life is that we aren't the norm and we are not unchanged by what we have seen as brief as it is some times combat is a bitch and we live by rules even coming home.- like don't tell your family the whole truth they won't...

Punch in the Face

Punch in the Face

Its like a punch in the face...you just never quite get used to it.I've got a list as long as my arm of names of brothers who have taken their lives. Another has fallen less than 24hrs ago. This has to stop!!! I don't give a flying fack what the government...