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Fundraiser: Send Military Kids To Summer Camp

A few friends and myself, are having an online fundraiser for Operation Purple Camp.  OPC, a program of the National Military Family Association sends military kids to camp, for one week, free of charge in the summer. We hit the $500 mark, and we’d like to get $200 more. What’s being left out of so…

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One thought about Fred Phelps

StoreThe first time I saw Fred Phelps and the Westboro Church was at the end of the Rose Parade. Bringing up the rear, right behind Santa were the sign toters telling us we were all going to hell.  Year after year, he and his crew would show up, bringing their particular brand of fear-inducing Christianity…

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Open Up Post-Combat Offerings to Private Military Contractors

Contractors –some veterans, some not, journalists, and their families go through war too. And often,post-combat programs in sports, outdoor recreation, the arts and counseling, are geared solely to veterans. I’d like to suggest that organizations find a way to non-veterans others into their programs. Whether it’s a private military contractor or a journalist, each needs…

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Yoga People: Stop Posting Selfies

Yah, so it’s been awhile. We have no excuses.  So sorry. But we have news to post about an upcoming Paradox Sport climb, and we want to comment on the last exit of Canadian troops from AFG.  But first…. Yoga teachers post a lot of selfies on Facebook. We see a myriad of photos –from what…

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A Game Changer: Rivers of Recovery

Rivers of Recovery offers fishing trips in communities across the country. Guided by veterans, or supporters, the fishing trips make a huge impact on the lives of everyone who participates. Regardless of physical or emotional challenges, Rivers of Recovery accommodates everyone.  A community builds as the hours, days, and weekends go by. Men and women…

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Counselor Writes: Many Veterans Recover From PTSD

A note written by Michael Stoltz, executive director of the nonprofit groups Mental Health Association in Suffolk and the Suffolk County United Veterans, pushes back at the incorrect assumption that no one learns to cope and live with PTSD.  He writes in Newsday:      “There have been far too many losses of our soldiers by…

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WarRetreat Shares WILD LOVE on Valentine’s Day.

“I wanna be in the mountains, but I want to SHARE it.” -Timmy O’Neill, Paradox Sports Happy Valentine’s Day!  We’re sending you a ‘karmic boomerang of love.”  While we slack off on the blog now and then, it’s never far from our mind. For Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing WILD LOVE, a video on love, loss,…