Tag Archives: vA CLAIMS FOR PTSD

MARCH 29? WHO DREAMED THIS DATE UP? VA?

I was going to write about this several years ago and it promptly escaped my ADHD -addled head. Jez, I gotta get one of those little pocket-sized Joe Friday/Dragnet spiral notebooks and carry it around with me. Just the facks, … Continue reading

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§5104(b)–WHAT’S IN YOUR RD?

February 22. In Bent Brain land, the folks in white coats call it a trigger or precipitator of depression. You watch that date approach inexorably every year and dread its arrival. After two weeks in a horrible funk, you crawl … Continue reading

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LORD, TELL ME IT’S NOT THAT MEDRANO

Cupcake and I were having coffee yesterday morning and I was scrolling down through my Google® newsfeed when I inadvertently administered (again) a coffee enema to my nose. The article described a former Marine, now a Veterans Service Officer (soon … Continue reading

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2021-GIVING THANKS FOR MAKING IT HOME ALIVE

Greetings from the Graham ménagerie-now only eight of us. Our pony, Big Shot (nee Buckshot) passed this fall from Diabetes Mellitus or what passes for pony diabetes. He’s buried out back next to Dude (another pony). Cupcake and I have … Continue reading

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2021 VETERANS DAY–OUR DAY

I’d add our day “in the sun” but it’s pouring down rain here and probably will be until next June. That’s our secret weapon against all those hoards of Californites who contemplate moving here but don’t… due to the weather … Continue reading

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EXPOSED VET RADIO SHOW–THURSDAY 11/4/2021

Jerrel flashed the Bat Signal in the sky this PM and indicated a desire to discuss all matters VA at my soonest. Pursuant to us conversating, I allowed as how I was available for a Thursday night show two days … Continue reading

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LZ CORK–I’LL SEE YOU AND RAISE

How shall I start this article? It began in 2014 in a little bar in Key Center Washington over a scotch (neat, with a water back). Butch’s daughter, born shortly after he arrived in country in late 68, had been … Continue reading

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THE LIFE LOTTO–WHO WANTS TO BE IN WIKIPEDIA?

History has an interesting habit of repeating itself. No matter how bizarre the event, be it the beginning or the end of a war, there will always be one-or in the instant case- two macabre facts that nobody wants to … Continue reading

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FED. CIRCUS-TAYLOR v. DENIS THE MENACE–WHAT IT MEANS

Boy howdy won’t it be fun to get more respect when you go up to the Big House (625 Native Americana Ave. NW) now? For decades- since 1989- we’ve been treated like the retarded aunt who lives upstairs in the … Continue reading

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§3.156(c)-THE ENIGMA OF HOW TO GET IT

Greetings, fellow Veterans and Veteranettes alike. Since I’m still undergoing training on the proper use of pronouns, I’ll err on the side of political correctness and use “you”-e.g. Thank you for your service to America. I think that’s still permitted … Continue reading

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