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Meeting the Paras – an important piece to our puzzle

As Professor Temple wrote a few weeks ago, here, we are now in contact with a local troop from Sarasota, LTjg Greg Para, who will be the one doing the footwork to bring the supplies to the kids who need … Continue reading

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The Definition of True Bravery

When I hear of Afghanistan, I imagine a war where the two sides clearly fight face to face.  But to my surprise, the war in Afghanistan is anything but a fight that is face to face.  The fight is more … Continue reading

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Gaining Perspective and Inspiration

I began my Monday morning in the typical way: by jumping out of bed and running to the coffee machine.  Little did I know at the time that the choice to drink out of my American Flag coffee mug would … Continue reading

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With the Blink of an Eye

And with the blink of an eye, it all came to an end. That is the only way I can describe this semester. Time always flies by fast, but this semester it was just unbelievable. I feel like it was … Continue reading

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Finishing The Semester

It’s hard to believe the class is almost over.  This semester really seemed to fly by, despite what a hard semester it was!  My classes were tough, my grades are not perfect, and work is work as usual.  But despite … Continue reading

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Motivation

There are times when you feel like you have no motivation to do anything anymore and that the work that you are doing is not benefiting anyone. Times such as these make you want to give up on the tasks … Continue reading

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A Personal Critique on Mr. Mortenson

The following does not necessarily reflect the opinions and goals of my fellow classmates, my professor, and our course project. This past week, 60 Minutes ran an investigation on Greg Mortenson and his charity. The clip was introduced to us … Continue reading

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A Missed Opportunity

This week was a huge disappointment on my part for this project. Our class visited the MacDill Airforce base in Tampa and were able to explore it hand! They got to try on bomb squad suits, test flight simulators, check … Continue reading

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An “Educational” Day

Today, our class received one of the greatest opportunities and privileges we could have ever asked for as regular civilians—we were allowed a detailed tour of the MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa! A field trip in college? How cool is … Continue reading

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Learning Humility

Once again I am reminded of how privileged I am to be surrounded by people who choose to live their lives in service of others. Giving up not only time with family but potentially their lives is a humbling thought … Continue reading

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