I struggle to escape the relenting pressure to fight for my life, or to take flight. The lofty notion of “doing things for myself” is an alien concept in my square-framed Universe. Longing to soften those razor edges and caress the smooth velvety curves, I’ve turned to the only outlet obtainable in my powerless position. I rearrange words on paper to unlock the cipher to my soul. It’s what I ‘do for myself.’
Naked sentences devoid of ego expressed on virgin paper. Seductive words painted with emotion that lead you to enlightenment is my primary outlet for fulfillment.
Scott “Longboard” Chapman served in 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment from 2001-2005. He deployed to Iraq during the 2003 invasion and then to the Afghan theatre 4 times. After the military, Scott worked in the executive protection space and then as an OGA security contractor. Providing security support to the Intelligence community where he deployed 17 times; mostly to the Forward Operating Bases (FOB). He provided security support for Intelligence personnel and operations. Scott continues to work in the contract security area.