Saturday, July 01, 2006


This is my first post in a good while and it will probably be a while before the next one. I am in training right now and its almost impossible to get the time to blog. I will post as often as I am able and after a few months I'll be a regular again.
Someone wanted to know how or why I made the change from the seminary to the Army. I had actually joined the Army before I went to the seminary. I commissioned in May and went to the sem in August. I went to the sem with a co-sponsorship between the Archdiocese for the Military Services and Boise. I was a soldier the whole time I was there. This created some internal conflict however, since I always seemed to be sorting out with myself whether I was a soldier who happened to be in the seminary or a seminarian who happened to be in the Army.
Of course there were many, many, many other reasons why things didn't work out (for instance, my doubts about whether I could be celibate), but when after a year I left I was still obliged to four years of active duty and so I went to the Army. Now I have a couple Army schools to do for the next few months.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Geez, that sure is a real pretty story. The poor solider away from home, dreaming of a girl he may have waiting for him back there.

Sure, leave out the grueling nine months campaign to take the hill from the Viet Cong, the propaganda shoved at us every day, and then forget about the holes we had to sit in day in a day out, half mad from the weekly rice balls and rusty water we had to consume or face death. I'm not even going to mention the horror of the Columbian dropping in. Just consider yourself lucky...some of us only got a two month pass. Some of us have to get back to the assult, facing a certain future as POWs for nine months until relief comes next May.
Don't sugar coat it, kid.