Lovin’ Lyle Lovett

I don’t often identify with the word “patriotic” but that’s how I feel when I listen to someone like Lyle Lovett. Consider his song titled “If I Had a Boat,” which begins with these lines: If I [...]

Words of War

Fact: The U.S. spends $600 million per day on the war in Afghanistan. Fact: The calculated “human cost” of this war is the death of 2 U.S. soldiers per day. Fact: By September of this year there [...]


[Apologies for the sporadic posts the past few weeks. I’ve been burning the candle at both ends—writing & reading my heart out, just not doing much of it online.] Waiting to hear back from: [...]

Personae of War: How I Write

I can get an episode of TOUR OF DUTY in during lunch. Depending on evening commitments, another short documentary on Iraq or Afghanistan that evening. That’s 40-120 minutes of war television [...]

Advice from a Pro

[The Hofbrau this winter] [The Hofbrau this spring…] It’s not even five ‘o clock, but Leon Hammerhead and I are on our second round at The Hofbrau and he’s telling me to keep doing exactly [...]

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