The book is the memoir of one of America’s most controversial military leaders. I found it refreshing to read of his background and upbringing. He briefly covers his days as a cadet at West Point where he graduated in 1936, the horse dawn artillery days, and his role in World War II where he fought… Continue reading A Soldier Reports
New Year’s Eve was originally published: Kepler, Jimmie A. “New Year’s Eve,” Poetry & Prose Magazine, January 2012. Volume 3, Issue 15, Moonchild Designs, page 20. http://en.calameo.com/read/000339139f8d88e795466 (January 2012).
Wisconsin high school teacher James R. Ebert does a masterful job as he combines interviews and printed primary sources in this remarkable telling of the infantryman’s experience during the Vietnam War. Ebert tells the story of the US Army and a few US Marine infantrymen during the Vietnam War. He takes their story from induction… Continue reading A Life in a Year: The American Infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972
The Muse There was not a promise when brought together for anything but encouragement and their love of verse. When brought together their passion for poetry rekindled the creative embers in their hearts. For anything but encouragement would complicate life as the words would tell. And their love of verse was a powerful bond as… Continue reading Poem: The Muse
It’s Wednesday, December 25, 2013, Christmas Day. It’s a beautiful, sunny day in north Texas. The temperature is 52.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The time is 1:48 PM. I have a load of laundry going. I’m sitting in my home office listening to “Carpenter’s Gold: Greatest Hits”. The current song playing is “Superstar”. I’m listening to it… Continue reading Reflections of Christmas Present and Past
“The Most Dangerous Enemy: An Illustrated History of the Battle of Britain” is spectacular. It merits a five-star rating. It is in a large-format of 11.9 x 9.8 x 1.1 inches. The quality of the book is immaculate. If you are a history buff with an interest in the Battle of Britain this is the… Continue reading The Most Dangerous Enemy: An Illustrated History of the Battle of Britain by Stephen Bungay