In the summer of 2014, I spent about six weeks reviewing the kind of targeted harassment of female Marines on social media that has generated national headlines this week. Back then, the harassment was a bit of an open secret in the Marine Corps, unlike the kind of thing my fellow Marine veteran Thomas Brennan exposed in his powerful piece inReveal.
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.