Watching a child and seeing them grow is a uniquely beautiful and wondrous thing. There is a raw fascination and curiosity that shines through their face with every new discovery, and an awe in their eyes when their little consciousness expands to assimilate new experiences. There is the excitement when…

Have you ever chased something for so long that when the day finally comes, it doesn’t feel real? Like the Gods are perhaps playing some trick on your perception of reality, and you think maybe there’s been some mistake in the timeline? …

Arnold Lake, 2018. Everyone was there. It was the ten year anniversary of the One Way Inn. We were partying to celebrate how much we had partied over the decade. There was a band which was fun, and everyone was giddy with alcohol and people to talk to. And we…

Fifteen years ago, an average American family moved from Florida to Colorado, trading swamps and beaches for mountains and evergreens. Fifteen years ago, a first grader said goodbye to the only life she ever knew for an exciting adventure.

Fifteen years later, and I am no longer that first grader.

I recently spent a long couple of weeks in San Diego training with one of our dive teams. For many reasons, it was an incredible experience. On our last day, the Navy guys we trained with invited us to a barbecue on the beach. It was a perfect day —…

Six weeks after the initial quarantine and it feels like a lifetime. Time ceases to hold any meaning. The days of the week don’t exist anymore. Every day blends with the one before, and we can’t help but wonder when this groundhog day will end.

Life before seems to slip…

I had a moment this morning while sitting in my hammock drinking a hot cup of coffee. It was a crisp, clear morning. The sun shone soft and deep; things in life weren’t perfect, but the moment was as close to perfect as it could be. And all at once…

It’s 2020; a new year, same me! Late to the party, as always. But let me finally talk about the beast that was 2019.

2019 was a lot of things, and easy was absolutely not one of them. I felt like the little marble in that old pinball computer game…

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When I was overseas, time became a vacuum and life turned into groundhog’s day. The present — in all its beauty and heartache — felt eternal, and I spent much of my time thinking of home, my friends, and my family.

Now that I’m home, it nearly feels like I…

We All Have Our Place

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One of the best parts of my job is the people. (Consequently, it’s also sometimes the worst, but that’s another story). I get to work alongside some of the most hard working, knowledgeable, physically and mentally capable people in the military. When the action is…

Angela Walter

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