The Wounded Warrior: Real Life Warrior in Need of Your Support

You have fought for so long

Protecting and serving us all

Do not fret, Warrior

For those wounds and scars that leave you weak

You are still strong to me

In your final battle

I hear your call

Reaching out for your hand, Warrior

You are not alone

I am here

This poem was inspired by and written for: Lee Hernandez

Lee’s story is linked on his name. I urge you to please reach out to his man. He is under hospice care for an illness and his final wish is just for a phone or text. As busy as our lives are I believe every person who reads this poem can take a moment to honor this man’s dying wishes. He isn’t asking for much, just a second of your time. Thank you to anyone who reaches out to him.

“Hernandez and his family don’t want the connection to stop, which is where we all come in. Between 2 and 6 p.m. Arizona time, when he’s alert despite pain medications, you can call or text 210-632-6778 to speak with Hernandez or his wife (who will relay his message). He may not be able to read the text messages himself or articulate his thanks clearly (his speech is slurred from illness), but our small action, combined with “his strong will keeps him going,” said his wife.

If he or his wife don’t pick up the phone, try again later or leave a voicemail — at times, Hernandez is in too much pain to speak or function, said Ernestine. But he will, at some point, read or hear your well wishes.”

This is an excerpt from KMBC Article posted 7/14/17

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July 4th: Booze of Freedom

It’s July, and in America what does that mean? You will be able to find all the latest red, white and blue items. This is the time of year I like to refer to as the, “Flag lover’s dream.” Or, for the less politically correct crowd, ‘Merica- Fuck yeah.”

There are many ways to show your patriotism all 365 days. You can fly the American flag on your home, car and clothing. Standing, singing or reciting the national anthems and pledge of allegiance. And, if you’re brave enough, dive into the world of politics on social media. There are many more great ways, but what’s better than celebrating the birth of America as we know it? Some would say “anything” with a groan and others would jump right in and say, “NOTHING!”

I, myself, am an inbetweener. Which is basically someone who is excited for the food, booze, company of friends and family as well as fireworks. Oh, and did I say booze? I really mean it there are tons of fun adult drink options of websites and apps such as Tipsy Bartender.  My favorite is the, “ Merica Slushie Cocktail.” That’s the easiest way for me to cool down, have fun and of course show my patriotism.

Merica Slushie Cocktail

This recipe makes two cocktails.

Red Layer:

1 oz. (30ml) Raspberry Vodka

3 oz. (90ml) Fruit Punch Gatorade

½ oz. (15ml) Grenadine

White Layer:

1 oz. (30ml) Coconut Rum

3 oz. (90ml) Sobe Pina Colada

Blue Layer:

1 oz. (30ml) UV Blue Raspberry

½ oz. (15ml) Blue Curacao

3 oz. (90ml) Blue Gatorade

Strawberry Garnish

I would highly recommend replacing UV Vodka with 360 Vodka. The overall flavor of 360 Vodka is more enriching to the slushie and I don’t want to just pore the rest of the bottle down the drain after I make my cocktails. What’s great too is 360 Vodka is made in America. The bonus too is the bottle looks so much nicer and for all those who like to go and Etsy and Pinterest the bottles can be re-purposed easily and in cute ways. An easy and fun way to celebrate by getting a red, white and blue bottle which is made in America! “’Merica-Fuck yeah!”

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If you are going to partake in the “Booze of Freedom,” area of July 4th please make sure you are responsible. Being that this is the birthday of America who is turning 241 years old this year is way passed the legal drinking age. As always, remember to never drink before or while driving. If you are at an event the best thing is to have a designated driver or DD. There a lot of bars and events that will offer the DD free non-alcoholic beverages and free and/or discounted food for taking that commitment you just should speak to an employee for details and offers. Another option is getting a ride via; Uber, Lyft and Taxi Services in your area.

Now comes the fireworks talk. The only safe way to mix booze and fireworks is to go watch a local firework display or watch fireworks from your TV/Streaming device. If you have your own to light and wish to boom for freedom please remember not to drink and while lighting fireworks. If you have any doubts on this just got to Youtube and search, “Firework Fails” and learn from other people’s mistakes.

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Let’s do the Ex-Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger proud, by always remembering:

 

‘Merica– Fuck Yeah!