Tag: military

  • Lies on a Napkin

    Lies on a Napkin

      She sent me an email, this woman I didn't know. Let's call her Ginger. There was this story I had written a while back about an Army Ranger. Ginger thought I ought to know the truth about him. We had met by chance, this[..]
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  • Murder & the DNA Dilemma

    Murder & the DNA Dilemma

    [caption id="attachment_4329" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Dahlia, Cutting garden[/caption] In 2012, Amyjane Brandhagen was found murdered in an Oregon motel room. She had been brutally stabbed to death. Amyjane was no stranger to our family. We had attended church with her family, had participated in Bible Studies[..]
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  • Does Kim Jong Un Deserve Our Thanks?

    Does Kim Jong Un Deserve Our Thanks?

    Should we be praising Kim Jong Un for allegedly returning the remains of fallen soldiers from the Korean War? Donald Trump thinks so. He sent out the following tweet in response: Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump Thank you to Chairman Kim Jong Un for keeping your[..]
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  • Blurring the lines: Anne Perry’s Murderous Tendencies

    Blurring the lines: Anne Perry’s Murderous Tendencies

        [caption id="attachment_4054" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Pauline & Juliet (r)[/caption] Given a choice between a documentary and a chick flick, I will choose the documentary most everytime. Even as an earlier reader, I was drawn more to biographies and memoirs than to Harlequin. That was[..]
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  • Not Everyone Deserves Our Honor

    Not Everyone Deserves Our Honor

      "The sins of the fathers shall be visited upon future generations."   I remember. My Lai. Lt. Calley. Watergate. Selma. Integration. Kent State. And the silence of being a Gold Star family during the Vietnam era. I have written thousands of words on this[..]
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  • Immigrants Get the Jobs Done

    Immigrants Get the Jobs Done

      I stopped at the concierge desk. It was nearly 8 p.m. and we had not yet had dinner. "Where's a good place to get pizza?" I asked. "Giordano's," he replied. "Is it far?" "No, easy. Three blocks up to Michigan and then three blocks[..]
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  • Our Brother Terry McGregor

    Our Brother Terry McGregor

    [caption id="attachment_2978" align="aligncenter" width="960"] DaNang, Vietnam with Sons & Daughters in Touch.[/caption] Every now and then there are people we meet who change the trajectory of our lives in the most unexpected but eternally astounding ways. Terry McGregor was that person for me. There were[..]
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  • A Few of My Favorites: BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!

    A Few of My Favorites: BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!

    The first thing I usually do after preparing a manuscript for publication is to read new work. That's right. I start reading all the books I didn't have time to read prior. Currently, I'm reading MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON. The book got great reviews[..]
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  • On the Altar of War

    On the Altar of War

    Mr. & Ms. Politician: I heard you on the radio the other day. Public Broadcast, my favorite station. I listen to it every morning. Lately, though, I've taken to turning it off. Or not even turning it on. I don't like starting my day angry[..]
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