Eliot Yasumura served as a rifleman with 3rd Battalion 1st Marines on three deployments to Iraq between 2003-2006. He received his B.A. at Pitzer College, double majoring in Religion, Politics, & Global Violence and International & Intercultural Studies. After a year in Indonesia on a Fulbright Research Grant, he received his M.A. in Conflict, Security & Development at King’s College London. He is currently an MFA candidate at Art Center College of Design.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.