Darrin Bell comics:

A Brush with Alcoholism

Alcoholism | ˈalkəhôˌlizəm | – noun an addiction to the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the mental illness and compulsive behavior resulting from alcohol dependency. The idea of drink away the pain is stupid. Yet, some of us do it, polling indicates roughly 10% admit to it. The idea is prevalent, so much so that…

Amazon Prime

Get Amazon Prime for as low as $5.99 a month! Click to Subscribe to Amazon Prime! Amazon Prime Free Trial! I’ve been a Prime member since 2010. I was talking with a friend stationed in Japan, and he mentioned that he barely uses Amazon, and never considered buying Amazon Prime. I shared my view, and…

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What The Navy’s New Hair Policy Means To Me…

by LT Tiffany D. Pearson On July 10, leadership within the U.S. Navy took to Facebook Live to announce revolutionary updates to the military branch’s hair policy. Servicewomen would now be allowed to wear hairstyles such as braids, ponytails, and locs, which were previously banned. In this first-person essay, Lt. Tiffany D. Pearson explains how these changes…

Suspense Fail

I’m moving to Yokosuka Japan for a tour of duty. Not my ideal choice, but of the options it’s a win. Another bonus, I was stationed in Japan before and enjoyed my time. Surely some things have changed, but in general, I know what to expect and how to get around. During my first tour,…

Acrimony

Acrimony is an excellent movie with Oscar-worthy performances by the cast, leads and otherwise.  I wish I had seen this movie while it was in theaters.  Nevertheless, it is available for rent and purchase.  If you haven’t seen it, give it a look, you will not be disappointed. Acrimony struck a chord with me as…

Wealth — What Does It Mean to You in 2018?

I once believed wealth meant having the resources to use as I wanted. I had entirely bought into the consumer culture. I lived paycheck to paycheck, and I owned lovely worthless objects. The weird thing is — I felt wealthy. I was healthy, I was loved by and love my family and friends. I read…