Finding Connection in the Practice: Veterans Day 2023

Finding Connection in the Practice: Veterans Day 2023

“The word for love, habib, is written from rightto left, starting where we would end itand ending where we might begin.” from “A Soldier’s Arabic,” by Brian Turner Since I first encountered the poem, “A Soldier’s Arabic,” I’ve been ruminating on the lines in this...
A Container For What We Carry: Veterans Day 2022

A Container For What We Carry: Veterans Day 2022

Veteran and poet, Ben Weakley reflects on life after service in this special Veterans Day blog post. As we approach Veterans Day, I’m re-visiting Phil Klay’s book of short stories, Redeployment. Perspective changes with time and distance, and my current experience...
Veterans Day and Ripple Effects

Veterans Day and Ripple Effects

Happy Veteran’s Day to all who served, and to the family members who have stood beside veterans in support of their service. One of the most inspiring things about working in the military health system has been seeing people serve courageously in uniform, be...