21 October 2011

At Long Last - My Perspective

President Obama Announces the End of the Iraq War, Troops to be Home by the Holidays.

For most Americans the wars in Iraq & Afghanistan are things you hear about on the news. The burden of these wars has been born by less than 1% of the population.

For the last 5 years the word "Iraq" has filled me with trepidation, angst, and anxiety. All too recent memories of fear and worry. I really don't know how to express how this announcement makes me feel;

its like waking up from a nightmare.

I eagerly await the day when the word Afghanistan, too, can become just another word again.

19 June 2011

Bring it!

For anyone unfamiliar with my neck injury - it was caused by a guy driving a truck talking on his cell phone. He admitted his fault, the police report shows he is at fault, and the insurance company admitted it was his fault. But, life just can't be that simple can it?

After 3 years and a dozen doctors it is well documented that my injury is permanent. So, my lawyers submitted a claim for compensation for my injuries - this claim was countered by an insulting offer that doesn't even cover my current medical bills. I had hoped to avoid suing them, but I will not be intimidated - I refuse to accept a pittance in exchange for losing a way of life. So, we are moving into the realm of litigation.

So - to you giant billionaire insurance company I say: bring it!