Love My Rifle More Than You by Kayla Williams

Love My Rifle More Than You by Kayla Williams is about being a young female in the US Army and her deployment to Iraq for a year with the 101st Airborne. Kayla Williams was an Arabic linguist. Thirty-four years ago, I came off active duty as an US Army officer. Ms. Williams’s book made me… Continue reading Love My Rifle More Than You by Kayla Williams

Lead by Example

Walk In A Manner Worthy Of Your Call To Write Text: Ephesians 4: 1 – 6 Focus: Ephesians: 4: 2 – 4 Maybe you are a Christian writer whose drive is sharing Christian themes for the mainstream market. Your goal may concentrate on writing to develop Christian Believers. Whatever your motivation, “walk in a manner… Continue reading Lead by Example

The Value of Setting Goals

Success or Failure Did you know success or failure can start with setting goals? That’s right; it can. I’ll explain. It is simple. If you set low goals, your achievement will low. If you set high goals the probability of success and hitting those high targets is great. Set no goals, and you’ll probably maintain… Continue reading The Value of Setting Goals

Intellectual Property vs Real Property

Most people know what real property is. Think of the house you own or the land you own as investment property. It is something tangible you can sell. Intellectual property is another type of property you can sell. I am a serious writer. Even though, I have a day job, my writing sales and the… Continue reading Intellectual Property vs Real Property

My oldest son Kris is 38 years old today.

I wrote this last year for my son Kristopher’s birthday. I am sharing it again this year. On Monday, January 24, 1977 I was a second lieutenant on active duty stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. I was serving as the weapons platoon leader (81 mm mortars and T.O.W. missiles) in Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion 47th… Continue reading My oldest son Kris is 38 years old today.

Twice Armed: An American Soldier’s Battle for Hearts and Minds in Iraq by LTC R. Alan King

While serving as a senior civil-military advisor in Baghdad, U.S. Army Lt. Col. R. Alan King disarmed several potentially dangerous situations with a weapon few members of the Coalition Provisional Authority possessed: quotations from the Qur’ran. Twice Armed: An American Soldier’s Battle for Hearts and Minds in Iraq begins as the first American forces in… Continue reading Twice Armed: An American Soldier’s Battle for Hearts and Minds in Iraq by LTC R. Alan King

The Rain

I love the rain. Most people hate it. I love it. Why should I love the rain? It’s not easy for people to understand, but I will try to explain. The rain is a precious gift from God. It falls from the sky. Sometimes it falls in large amounts. Sometimes it comes from the sky… Continue reading The Rain

Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese

From 1958 to 1963 I called the Phoenix, Arizona area home. Well, I lived in Glendale from 1958 to 1960 and on Luke Air Force Base from 1960 to 1963. The Phoenix area hosted Major League Baseball’s Cactus League every spring. Named for the cactus that were everywhere in the Arizona desert, in 1963 the… Continue reading Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese

Turtleneck and The Dickies

When this military brat moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire in January 1966 my wardrobe took a major change. The t-shirts, blue jeans and sneakers I wore to school in Texas we not allowed at Portsmouth Junior High School. The t-shirts had to be replaced with shirts with collars. The jeans were switched to slack pants… Continue reading Turtleneck and The Dickies

My Father’s Secret War: A Memoir by Lucinda Franks

My Father’s Secret War: A Memoir is the best book I’ve read in a long time. It is written by Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Lucinda Franks. It reads more like a novel than a memoir.The book is both an intellectual search for an understanding of her father’s secret past as a spy in World War II… Continue reading My Father’s Secret War: A Memoir by Lucinda Franks