Steve Danyluk is a retired Marine lieutenant colonel with a combined 32 years of military service in both the active component and the reserve forces. After returning from a ground combat tour, Steve worked wounded issues for one year in Washington, DC, and then founded The Independence Fund. Steve currently is heading a project called "The Spartan Weekend" aimed at reducing the excessively high suicide rate in the active forces and the military veteran communities.
On Mother's Day, I learned that someone whom I consider a friend, and certainly one of the people whom I have most admired in my life, Cheryl Lynch, was murdered, beaten to death, allegedly by her son.
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.