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Finding Voice

You must strive to find your own voice, because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. – Prof. Keating (Robin Williams) … Continue reading

January 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

The More Things Change

On the day SecDef announced the new U.S. mission in Afghanistan, I hit my 20-year time-in-service mark. The long-running Operation ENDURING FREEDOM is finished. We didn’t hear about the change … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Back Where I Started

On a deployment six and a half years ago, to a “secret” undisclosed location in Southwest Asia (that everyone knew all about), I picked up some D&D rulebooks to keep … Continue reading

December 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Guys, Man Up

There’s no reason I should have to say this. But I do. I’m disgusted. Dear all guys anywhere: After you go into the bathroom and put your hands on or … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

D&D 5th Ed: A Resurgence of Imagination

I quite possibly squealed with glee when I saw the Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Player’s Handbook show up at our local base exchange book store. That meant they should … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

7 signs you are ready to self-publish (a checklist)

Originally posted on Damien Walter:
For my work at The Guardian I spend a lot of time looking at new books, and I’ve gone out of my way to look…

December 5, 2014 · 3 Comments

Thanks for Your Service

Bangor, Maine is a popular stopĀ on the itinerary forĀ various trips I’ve taken around the world. The best aspect of the trip (to me) is that every time I’ve come through, … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

“All of Humanity Must Know This”

Originally posted on True Boots:
Syrian women tell us about their farm outside of Aleppo that was bombed It’s been almost six months since I visited the border town of…

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Winner Winner

I’m happy to declare that I’ve validated the rough draft of my NaNoWriMo novel, “Not to the Swift,” and have won the event. More importantly, I’ve actually completed a start-to-finish … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

It is Not Finished, But It Will Be Soon

NaNoWriMo has kept me busy. When the WordPress app kept failing to update on my iPad, I found it too easy to blow off posting updates. Because, hey, why waste … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

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