My Brother-in-Law, the Marine

mikeThis October, my brother-in-law will conclude his career in the Marine Corps. This guy IS the Marines. For most of his 20-year career, he has been part of the Marines’ elite recon force, equivalent to ninjas in my book. So that is why when the phone rings and the guy asks me for some help getting a job, I make it top priority. Mind you, this is the guy that said to me before I married his sister, “You hurt my sister and I will break your face.” Continue reading “My Brother-in-Law, the Marine”

A Conversation with Bob (the Parrot Head): A Veteran’s Veteran

danny-0509Part 1 in a two-part series on Veteran Services.
I have the pleasure of being friend and family to many people who currently serve or have served in the Armed Forces.  It was therefore disheartening to watch a news special which addressed the number of returning servicemen and women who are entering civilian life after providing us a great duty, many directly on the battlefield, only to find they are faced with a tight job market.  On top of that, many veterans are faced with the challenge of identifying skills which will translate to the civilian world. Continue reading “A Conversation with Bob (the Parrot Head): A Veteran’s Veteran”