Just wanted to write and ask that you please not waste your time getting into arguments on the comment section of this site. This is for two reasons:
1) This site really isn't worth arguing about.
2) I get an email update every time someone posts something, and it leaves a ton of messages in my inbox, which is fun if they're nice and lighthearted. I'd rather not wait 10 minutes for my inbox to load only to see a philosophy debate unfolding...I skipped enough of those back in college.
This doesn't mean don't post, and I'm not trying to censor what anyone has to say. I couldn't really care less what people think of me, what I'm doing, or how I'm doing it. I'm going on regardless. But there are different forums for these discussions. Like a boxing ring. Or the Octagon.
Secondly, if you are the mother of a Marine in my platoon, company, batallion, etc, please don't tell him you read this, and please, pretty please don't tell him you cry when you do. Everyone has a different comfort level for sharing things, if your son does not want you to know these things, I don't want to be the guy breaking them to you. I did not tell a soul I serve with that I write this thing, but I have had a lot of guys come up to me and say "Dude, my mom wrote me an email and said she reads something called a blog that you write on the internet, I don't even know what the @#$! a blog is". Usually I just deny any knowledge.
And one last thing. If you write me a personal email, I'm sorry if I don't reply. This whole New York Daily News article really jumped me, I had no prior knowledge of it and yesterday was the first I had ever even heard of it. I have been swamped with emails, and I really don't have time to respond to them, so just know that we all appreciate your support out here. If I have time to respond I will, I'm not just ignoring you.