Author Archives: dissuade

feelings that stay with you…

It was the end of February, almost two years ago. Zach was in Afghanistan. I had been having a lot of problems with my cell phone service. Because of the nature and location of this particular deployment, Zach and I … Continue reading

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here…

As The Sparrow To give life you must take life, and as our grief falls flat and hollow upon the billion-blooded sea I pass upon serious inward-breaking shoals rimmed with white-legged, white-bellied rotting creatures lengthily dead and rioting against surrounding … Continue reading

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be good…

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steal my mind…

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facades…

Today is my dad’s birthday, he would have been 67. In five days it will be two years since he died. I hoped that after two years of reflection I would have gained some perspective, but that hasn’t been the … Continue reading

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come and see…

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i am you…

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shining…

“For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.” -James A. Garfield

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to my beautiful old oak…

Happy Father’s Day.

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just wait…

The Rush to Demonize Sgt. Bergdahl

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