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Tourists hurt in Afghanistan! Wait, WHAT?

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Tourists hurt in Afghanistan! Wait, WHAT?

A rocket hit a van carrying American tourists and others in western Afghanistan on Thursday, according to local officials. Six people were hurt in the attack. When I first saw the headline, I really thought it was a story from the Duffel Blog, but then I went to read it and realized it was real….

Guest Blogger, Mike T: Behind Enemy Lines

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Guest Blogger, Mike T: Behind Enemy Lines

            I stepped out of my truck and thought to myself while standing under the rising sun, is this America?  Is this what we all fought for and what many died for?  I asked myself these questions as I am behind what feels like enemy lines, geographically speaking in the…

Guest Blogger, Mike T.- A Sweet Scent of Life

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I race to the door before the storm hits, the chance to steal a second of the moment when that rain scent ignites the air, to feel the cool breeze that send a small chill through your soul.  I stand; staring into the ridgeline as the clouds gather in mass and the blistering sun seems…

Guest Blogger, Mike T; Get Livin’ or Get Dyin’

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This isn’t a submission of guilt or a lynch mob; this is what happens in real life to people who haven’t really done anything to be titled “evil”. I will say in the following submission that this isn’t an isolated episode, it happens every day in America. I know all too many in my close…

Guest Blogger, Mike T.- Nothing Wrong with Elitism

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A few days ago I had the privilege to speak to an old friend who is currently serving on his 5th combat tour in Afghanistan alone (he left his civilian job after 9-11 and joined the military, he has two children and of course his amazing wife). While I was driving down the highway we…

Mike T Guest Blogger: Letting the Colors Run

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Bouhammer Note- This is a follow up from Mike T’s post back when he was in Afghanistan called “Colors”. A lot has changed for him since March, 31 2008 when he originally wrote “Colors”.   There is no easy way to admit that sometimes things get past you. Someone once told me that if a…

Guest Blogger, Mike T: From the Battlefield to the Boardroom

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As I woke up this morning I felt the cold rush over me as I slipped out from underneath the warmth of my bed, realizing it was going to be another cold one out there. The sun was barely up and I quietly walked by the PT room and headed down the corridor. Not to…

1st Bouhammer Roundtable Podcast

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I am so honored to have hosted the first ever Bouhammer Roundtable podcast this last weekend. I am joined on this podcast by two regular contributors to the Bouhammer blog, Mike T. and Scott Kesterson. In this podcast, which is actually #13 on this site (not #12 as I stated in the podcast), Scott, Mike…

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