Month: October 2013

Rachel Doll O’Mahoney: Violently Non-Violent Vashon Island

PHOTO: The_April www.flickr.com/photos/the_april/

This is not a photo of Rachel or her landlord.
PHOTO: The_April www.flickr.com/photos/the_april/

 

Rachel Doll O’Mahoney is a minister by trade and vocation, so she’s pretty committed to peace and understanding. But, a passive aggressive landlord on bucolic Vashon Island, Washington drove her to the darkest fantasies.

 

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Story Snapshot: Dean Burke

Dean Burke was a professional speed skater, something that came in handy when he quit his job at a sporting goods store in the early 90’s. Per store tradition, he had to take a race on roller blades around the mall, in costume, while being pursued by the entire security staff. He came out to welcome the 4th Brigade, 2nd…

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Story Snapshot: Tamekah Moore

Tamekah Moore and her husband, Zachary O’Neil, were separated for three years while he was stationed in Afghanistan with the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division of the JBLM Stryker Brigade. Now that he’s back home, they share the secret to surviving being married and single at the same time. They shared their story at a Welcome Back Event for the…

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Story Snapshot: Jessyka Smith

When Jessyka Smith’s father came home from Afghanistan where he was stationed with the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division of the JBLM Stryker Brigade, her whole family attended a Christian camp in Canada. Eleven-year-old Jessyka told her mother, Holly, about the difference that trip made for her at a Welcome Back event for the troops.

Story Snapshot: Charles Bryant

Charles Bryant at the Story Snapshot Port-a-Prlor.

Charles Bryant will never drink and drive.

Charles Bryant is still recovering from a car accident that happened five years ago, but he uses it as a way to teach others.
He came out to welcome the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division of the JBLM Stryker Brigade home from Afghanistan and shared this story at the Drunken Telegraph Story Snapshot Port-a-Parlor.

Story Snapshot: Mike Williams

Mike Williams with his wife and family.

Mike Williams with his wife and family.

 

Mike Williams just came home from his fifth deployment as part of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division of the JBLM Stryker Brigade. His family came out with him to a Welcome Back Event where Mike shared this story at the Drunken Telegraph Story Snapshot Port-a-Parlor.