Rolling Stone CoverAs everyone struggles to comprehend last week’s killings at Fort Hood, Rolling Stone Magazine is the latest to report on the rash of murders at Fort Carson that Dave Phillips wrote about for the Gazette in July.

Reading both of these pieces together points to what, in retrospect, seems horrifyingly obvious: the numbers of young combat soldiers suffering from PTSD are many and growing while the military’s ability to identify them and give them the treatment they need is beyond their capacity. Sadly, incidents like what happened at Fort Hood add to the complexity and such things are more likely to increase as our troops continue to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan.

As with Jon Krakauer’s book Where Men Win Glory, which we’ve selected as the first book in The Big Something Book Club, which can learn more about HERE, we recommend reading the linked articles above to stay informed about this enormously important issue facing our entire region.

 

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July 28, 2015 | NPR · SpaceShipTwo broke apart during an October test flight because the co-pilot unlocked a section of the spaceship’s tail too early, the National Transportation and Safety Board announced.
 

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July 28, 2015 | NPR · Artists are reinventing the humble tea bag, letting its contents and simple shape and color shine in beautiful, fragile art. Some are even farming out the tea drinking to get to the used bags.
 

July 28, 2015 | NPR · Until June, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not acknowledge to investigators that he had destroyed his cellphone, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says.
 

Arts & Life

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July 28, 2015 | NPR · Artists are reinventing the humble tea bag, letting its contents and simple shape and color shine in beautiful, fragile art. Some are even farming out the tea drinking to get to the used bags.
 

July 28, 2015 | NPR · In his new book, The Man Who Wasn’t There, Anil Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves — and how those perceptions can be distorted by certain brain conditions.
 

ASSOCIATED PRESS
July 28, 2015 | NPR · The author of The Paris Wife is back with another novelized memoir, this time of pioneering aviator (and all-around adventurer) Beryl Markham, the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean east to west.
 

Music

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July 28, 2015 | NPR · He was with the Boston Symphony for 50 years, and his name was also stamped on the sticks of drummers from Buddy Rich to Charlie Watts to Questlove. Firth died Sunday at age 85.
 

Anost Nosek
July 28, 2015 | NPR · Eschewing a glitzy career, the pianist, who was heard in the movie Amadeus, earned a reputation as one of the greats of his generation, especially praised for his Chopin performances.
 

NPR
July 28, 2015 | NPR · The beloved Britpop veteran stops by the Tiny Desk with songs from his new album, Saturns Pattern — and one from his best-known record, Stanley Road.
 

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