Hey jackasses who think their associates degree… – JaredandTara Harmon-Moore

Hey jackasses who think their associates degree… – JaredandTara Harmon-Moore.


I’m all for protecting your children, but at the cost to whom? You think because Jenny McCarthy says it it must be true? Remember her the paid floozy for such hits as MTV’s “Singled out” and the chrome trailer hitch girl from the Parker and Stone classic  “Baseketball”. Apparently Appearing in Playboy multiple times, wrestling in the WWE , dating movie stars, and winning a Golden Raspberry for worst screenplay, coupled with with graduating from a liberal arts HIGH SCHOOL makes you expert enough to refute the CDC and multiple COLLEGE graduate Virologist. Come on people think for yourselves!!!

War Nostalgia Is Leading Veterans to Places Like Syria. One Went Missing There. – The Daily Beast

War Nostalgia Is Leading Veterans to Places Like Syria. One Went Missing There. – The Daily Beast.

This is a very well written and eye opening article–j

There isn’t a day goes by i don’t wish to be back in the heat, wearing kit, and praying someone would give us a reason, or something would explode, somewhere, anywhere. I miss combat and combat zones i miss the freedom and the clear sense of purpose. As I check myself weekly back into why i don’t go anymore, it helps to know there are others who feel the same, and maybe we need a support group, or a chatroom or our own space in the VFW?  I miss it and i miss those friends, but today, reading about someone else and their desire to return, or having made it back, is enough.–j

Feed your mind the right things and your body will follow

Do you love yourself? Do you love your family and believe you are the best decision maker for them and not the government, state, city, school? Take minute and ask yourself, honestly, How in charge of your daily life and decisions are you? Do you allow the television to tell your children what they should wear, how they should act, what is socially acceptable, and most importantly what they should eat? How many times to you allow yourself to make poor diet decisions because there is a McDonalds every 100 yards, and its just easier, or you are to tired to cook?

Now I am not here to tell you how to live, but I can speak to what works for me. I’ve been through several very serious injuries in the past several years. PTSD, which debilitated me for almost a year,Torn bicep muscle, Broken back, and all at  one time in my right leg, a broken patellar punch defect with matching femoral head defect, partially torn medial collateral ligament tear, torn soleus muscle, and a concussion.

Physical activity decreases with injury, couple that with bad food choices and BAM! you are 25 lbs heavier almost over night.  What can you do to combat this? feed your mind. Ask yourself if all those freak post about Monsanto and home gardening are really wrong. What are the most productive food choices we can make that are good for us, chemical free, and fulfilling but most importantly healthy.

Yes I know the “Organic” label is expensive, do you have a porch and can get a hold of a couple of flower pots? can you add in a non chemically produced salad 3 times a week?

The video link below is very interesting, it is an ad, for which I have no ties to, but the cost info isn’t until the end. The historical documentation of how our food got to what it is today is worth the 20 minutes of your time as well as the illustrations.

Make your own decisions but know that if an animal won’t eat it, you probably shouldn’t either. Cavemen died from climate change, not paraben(chemical inmost all soaps, lotions and make up) based cancer and high-fructose corn syrup or processed sugar.

I eat no less than 2 8 oz probiotic (Kefir and Stonyfield organic Greek yogurt) servings a day, fruits and vegetables and go to the gym, we all get older and that can’t be changed but you set the bar for every day until the end. Don’t let your children lose to bad marketing, educate yourself, teach them to grow and enjoy tomatoes, cut out sodas, and enjoy this awesome planet we were given.  Oh!  a little secret, all the cool things are outside–j


^very educational video on how our “food” got to where it is today


^ 100% soluble, organic and solar produced vitamins.

My 4th floor balcony in Virginia, peppers(2 types), tomatoes, green beans and peas, I also grew potatoes in a separate container.


Somedays you are the windshield, some days you are the bug, or as of late somedays you are the Broncos, some days you are the other team that i wish bad things on,but I digress.

Somedays as grateful as I am for all the super cool stuff in my life, and my memories of stuff I’ve seen and done that others have only seen movies of,  you just feel a little sad. Not sad because of the Broncos loss, really they don’t pay me to be a fan so I get what I pay for, work is stressful but in a good way, the way that makes you say, “you’ll never beat me”. Maybe I’m sad cause it’s winter and I miss Legend, maybe but at this point death is the only thing going to end this, and even then I’m not sure that death would win.

Maybe as I reflect on the greatness that has been my life, I realize that youth truly is wasted on the young and feel sad that as I finally start grasp my place and self-awareness I may be on the second half of such an awesome trip.

SO we keep going, we keep pushing, you find that new goal and target and you go for them. do you get up and the morning and feel as if its been enough? You are WRONG!! We push ourselves and efforts to motivate ourselves to give our best to teach Monkeyhead and Bubba that we can never stop striving for that next level. And if our next level isn’t as high as the next person’s, who cares, we did our best and showed others it was possible.

As my academic career fast comes to an end, and as I’ve just now started to figure out how to keep from pissing Legend off with every breath, my next goal in life is back to shape, not just shape, but Crossfit open shape. I intend to make the open at age 45, for those counting I’m 43 until September this year. that allows for graduation, knee repair, a new job and reacquaintance with my family.

you keep pushing you, no one else will do it for you.

Murph. RX’d with body armor (20lbs+) 52m 37s PR


When Elite Parents Dominate Volunteers, Children Lose – NYTimes.com

When Elite Parents Dominate Volunteers, Children Lose – NYTimes.com.

Bullying is learned, not taught, not innate. Yes there is a pecking order, but most often than not it can be settled over a game of four square (do kids still play that) and lawyers aren’t required.

Having the “joy” of being the only dad at many of my daughters school functions, I understand the pressure the author felt. I know what it is to be made to feel less than, because I CAN afford the time to go to my daughters school functions. But a man at a school party must not have a job right? Half these mothers that have no life outside of the PTA live off of their husbands hard work and reputation, not the work they monetarily put into their households, gaining their social points by the outfits they where to pick their mini-mes up after school.

We live modestly and within our means, if it weren’t for a couple of ill timed injuries we’d be better off today than we are today but there is starting to be some money left at the end of the month instead of the other way around, our daughter can pretty much do what she wants, she doesn’t know that. But for those of us that grew up in a house of 7 and 3 bedrooms, or 4 and a trailer house we understand what it means to be enough, and the shame of not being able to invite everyone to your birthday party.

Parents they are kids, let them stay that way as long as they can, they don’t always need our “help”.

On “Transitioning” — Medium

On “Transitioning” — Medium.


Please read this, and try to understand though not my words, it is a real depiction of the difficulties I and my brothers and sisters have every time we come home.

We just want to live our life as best as we can, put that beast to sleep and lock him away; even though we love and miss him and what he did for us, the belief and strength from that beast can never be tamed.

If we are lucky he gets smaller over time allowing us, at least outwardly, to make that transition to “normal”, whatever the hell that is….

About to make some people mad…

…But that’s ok, that is why I blog, so I can vent without personally attacking anyone. I read the supposed quote from the awesome author and initially I think, “you know what she’s right, I have no right to judge anyone if they are “fat”, hell I’m fat from where I want to be”, but I still run a 9-10:30 minute mile and workout everyday. But also as I think truly if you are any of the other adjectives, being so won’t kill you unless one of your adjective recipients decides to do it as a result of your focused, cruelty, evil etc..

Now for my rant: This “I’m OK, you’re OK” crap that we are trying to sell the country into believing is exactly that, crap.

Yes what your choices are are your business, I am not one to ask you, tell you, or force you to change something about yourself because I think, heard, or believe that your choices are wrong, immoral, or illegal; You do you, I’ll do me.

But here are the facts of you or someone you love accepting that it is OK to be fat. I said fact, meaning I didn’t make this up, and would like to draw your attention to the last bullet point, my reference is below those points.

We as humans have a finite time here on earth, and unfortunately we make connections with other humans who love us, and look up to us and who we choose to bring into this existence. So you think about them, not yourself as you eat the entire box of Twinkies, because you earned it after buying a workout DVD.

We owe our loved ones to at least make an effort to prolong our time with them as long as we humanely can.

Key facts

  • Worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980.
  • In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight. Of these over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women were obese.
  • 35% of adults aged 20 and over were overweight in 2008, and 11% were obese.
  • 65% of the world’s population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.
  • More than 40 million children under the age of five were overweight in 2011.
  • Obesity is preventable.