Turning Pro

I first heard of the book “How to Turn Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work,” by Steven Pressfield while listening to Joanna Penn on “The Creative Penn” podcast.  She seemed to mention the book every few months. Curiosity had the best of me. I located it up on Amazon.com. One-click later… Continue reading Turning Pro

A Nightmare’s Prayer

A Memoir I highly recommend “A Nightmare’s Prayer” by Mike Franzak. It is a wonderful memoir of the early days of the Afghanistan campaign. You get the feeling you are with him as you go through the deployment from Yuma, AZ to Bagram. I was shocked to learn that the Harrier aircraft cannot take off… Continue reading A Nightmare’s Prayer

Into the Viper’s Nest: The First Pivotal Battle of the Afghan War

“Into the Viper’s Nest: The First Pivotal Battle of the Afghan War” by Stephen Grey is the story of American and Afghan forces cooperation in dealing with the Taliban stronghold on southern Afghanistan. Three-day Battle for Musa Qala It details the vivid three-day battle for the Taliban stronghold of Musa Qala. The battle started on… Continue reading Into the Viper’s Nest: The First Pivotal Battle of the Afghan War

Predator: The Remote-Control Air War Over Iraq and Afghanistan: A Pilot’s Story

A Great Story Wow! This is one well-written book. The story is well told. The book is surprisingly interesting exceeding my expectations. Flying Airplanes From Half a World Away My thought going in is a book about flying remote control airplanes from half a world away? No way this could be interesting. What I found… Continue reading Predator: The Remote-Control Air War Over Iraq and Afghanistan: A Pilot’s Story

Battle for the City of the Dead: In the Shadow of the Golden Dome, Najaf, August 2004

  Shiites and Sunnis The year was 2004. During the spring and summer violence inundated the Iraqi nation. The nation’s Shiites and Sunnis headlined the sectarian fighting. The disbanding of the Army of Iraq by the United States Proconsul fueled the situation. The results of the United States Proconsul’s actions were the infusing of many scores of angry… Continue reading Battle for the City of the Dead: In the Shadow of the Golden Dome, Najaf, August 2004

Shamelessly Promoting a Friends Book (It Deserves Promoting!)

As Time Goes By, we learn to value the gift of each new today. Inside Mixed Blessings–As Time Goes By, you’ll find one-hundred-and-one perfectly bite-sized stories, articles, devotions, and poems, on these ten time-related topics: Minutes 24-Hours Weeks Seasons Years Centuries Era Time-Consuming Once in a Blue Moon Eternity There is something for every reader in a Mixed… Continue reading Shamelessly Promoting a Friends Book (It Deserves Promoting!)

The Impostor Affect by Andrea Lyn Sims, Ph.D.

You’ve just completed a complex project at work. You nailed the presentation that briefed the company’s executive group. Executive leadership’s praises are echoing in your ears. Your coworkers and team members are dazzled by the fantastic job you did. You learn a significant financial bonus will be on your next paycheck to reward your efforts.… Continue reading The Impostor Affect by Andrea Lyn Sims, Ph.D.

“Thy Will Be Done” is Now Available

What do you do when the future you had planned for yourself, your child, or with your spouse is suddenly erased? A person confronting a chronic illness may feel uncertain about the future. Their hopes and dreams may be placed on hold or have to be altered. They may feel hopeless and helpless. “Thy Will… Continue reading “Thy Will Be Done” is Now Available

Hell’s Highway by George Koskimaki

George Koskimaki was 101st Airborne Division Commanding General, Major General Maxwell Taylor’s radio operator. He wrote the three-book history of the 101st Airborne during World War Two. Hell’s Highway: Chronicle of the 101st Airborne Division in the Holland Campaign, September – November 1944 is the second book in the series. The book focuses on Operation Market Garden… Continue reading Hell’s Highway by George Koskimaki

Company Commander: The Classic Infantry Memoir of World War II by Charles B. MacDonald

I highly recommend Company Commander: The Classic Infantry Memoir of World War II by Charles B. MacDonald. At just 21 years of age, Captain Charles B. MacDonald first commanded I Company, 3 Battalion 23rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division from October 1944 to January 1945 and later G Company, 2 Battalion 23rd Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division… Continue reading Company Commander: The Classic Infantry Memoir of World War II by Charles B. MacDonald