So that went well.
In honor of my new civilian-hood, I retained some facial hair when I shaved today. I sent a pic to Jess. This followed by text message:
Jess: I'm going to kill you! Get that off your face.
Me: What about the goatee?
Jess: Gross we will never have sex again!
I indulged in ugly behavior yesterday. I’ve spent some time sorting out why and here’s what I came up with: I believe that when people disagree about things they care about, any ensuing argument is only “won” if two conditions are met: Each party contributes meaningfully to the others’ understanding (though they need not always fully agree). Through the process of...
Today I took off my Army uniform for the last time. I left Fort Lewis with a terse summary of my last 9 years, 9 months, and 26 days on two sheets of eight-by-ten paper.
Words from 30,000 ft
These things occurred to me while flying through the air: Useless Non-Update: airplane food is still unappetizing and hard to swallow. American Airlines prizes canned mushrooms above all other ingredients. Still… we had 7 suitcases, a stroller, a car seat, a cat, two kids and about 5 carry-ons. Despite that American Airlines and the customs and security people at each airport jumped...