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August 10, 2020

Tortured & Tormented: Creating A School Shooter

We can’t escape the headlines of mass murders occurring in our schools. The very place where children are sent to be educated. The very place where they should be safe and free from danger. 

Sadly, school shootings hav...

January 14, 2020

I set my novella about PTSD during, and directly after,
WWI because that was The WAR TO END ALL WARS.

Today our troops continue to sacrifice, repeatedly sent into combat
under the direction of those who themselves never had the courage to serve.

Sadly, war never ends, no...

January 17, 2019

I am often asked if I am writing about people who suffer from mental illness. Recently, a fellow blogger had indicated a similar sentiment, so I think it is time to share my insights and drive concerning the characters I bring to life.

As I am writing these characters,...

December 31, 2018

In 2019 I am expecting to release at least five more stories in The Damaged and Broken Collection ---

• “It Is Never Just A Slap,” which I am currently working on, a woman trapped in an abusive relationship.

•“Abandonment and Addiction,” a girl from a broken home wh...

December 3, 2018

Former President George H.W. Bush passed away. His service to this country is something which defined him. From bloggers and journalists to pundits and politicians, many will write and speak of him and his service over the next several days and weeks. 

Those praises wil...

December 2, 2018

"I am no longer the boy who came here, nor am I the man I was destined to be."

Does a returning war veteran ever escape the horrors to which they bore witness?

Shell shock was the terminology of WWI, today it is called PTSD. Whatever it is called, it has long lasting e...

November 29, 2018

From Wikipedia – Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large.

There is nothing crueler in life than hope. People hope more than they...

November 26, 2018

….more than likely, they are the ones who have never witnessed its horrors. 

My time in the United States Navy is one of which I am most proud and for all the life lessons I learned, one stands out above them all. I was temporarily assigned to an LHA, one of two on whic...

November 19, 2018

I find it amusing when I log onto social media and I am either bombarded with political posts, or “sound bites” about success and how those who do not succeed are somehow lesser, gutless people.

I think what really gets me most about these comments, comments which lack...

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