The Gospels. My Sister, My business Partner

The Gospels. My Sister, My business Partner

"Hi guys, my name is Lieutenant Young and I will be your platoon commander." Those were the hallowed words I stuttered, as Staff Sergeant Lumm introduced me to our platoon during my first day at work. A perpetual cycle of chaos, exhaustion, and bliss, is the most accurate depiction of what my life would become as a platoon commander. I would spend the next three years with two different platoons, deploying twice overseas.  

Chocolate Sweet Potato Sandwich

Chocolate Sweet Potato Sandwich

 I LOVE creating! It is rare that I ever fully know what I am creating until it is complete. I take what is healthy and delicious and combine the two! 90% of the time I am happy with the results. Then there is that 10% that have great intentions of "this is going to taste so amazing, healthy, and delicious" that just turn out dead wrong! However, this chocolate mouthwatering sweet potato pie is a win!  

The Exodus. My Sister, My Business Partner

The Exodus. My Sister, My Business Partner

Frozen is how 2007 began. I was part of Frozen Fox Company at The Basic School (TBS). Rain, shine, snow, ice, it really didn't matter, the worse the conditions, the more realistic the training. January thru March were filled with week-long training operations, and thus: full exposure to the Meal Ready to Eat (MRE). Chemical preservatives such as Erythorbic Acid, Hydrated Monoglycerides, and Tricalcium Phosphate can all be found in MREs. However when you are in the middle of a fifteen mile hump not much thought is paid to what comprises the lemon poppy seed pound cake. During this period of time, I tried to concentrate on two things: discreetly snagging the spaghetti and meatball MRE wherever and whenever possible, and most importantly, maintaining my warfighter profile (which was to act like I had a clue, when in reality I was still practicing my about-face in abandon parking lots).  

 
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