Author Archives: dissuade

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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summer comes…

If you follow mainstream national news you’ve probably heard that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned this morning. When he met in front of legislators last week he told them he thought the problems were isolated. That alone has shed … Continue reading

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i don’t want to change the world…

For the past several weeks there have been countless stories, articles, news segments, tweets and so on regarding the “new” Veterans Affairs scandal that started at the Phoenix VA medical center. The media, various veterans service organizations, and the House … Continue reading

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here and there…

Afghanistan/Military Links: “What is America going to do in Afghanistan after 2014?” What kind of armed forces do we need to face the most likely threats of the 21st century? Master Sergeant Aaron Torian Letters from Afghanistan

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here and there…

Tennessee and Afghanistan. Stars and carts. He’s the light and I’m always the dark.

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