Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has led me on a strange journey. I did not want the Vietnam War to define me and so fought off my demons for many years. I chalked up erratic behavior to personal quirks, never linking them or discerning any pattern at all. Until I was diagnosed.


I sought help for so-called “anger issues” which seemed to me not very natural for a guy in his 60s. This accounts for steps 1 and 2 in managing life’s difficulties: acknowledging a problem and seeking help. I am now a regular at a VA clinic and with a VA-approved counselor.


My aim and desire is to provide on this site an opportunity for all to receive and share insights about their “examined life.”


7 thoughts on “Welcome”

  1. Paul, I am not a writer, but here goes. Everything you have been through has made you the person you are today.I may not have known the younger Paul, but the present Paul is a credit to us all.

  2. Thank you, Paul, for sharing your journey. I look forward to reading the rest of your blog entries. As always, I am proud to know you (let alone be related ?) and you have my utmost respect.

      1. Paul I have admired You even back to your high school wrestling days when You would hide Your medals so You did not want to brag

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