Memorial Day & the Mattress Man

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I’m in Portland for a book event tonight (Thursday) at Powell’s bookstore (7 p.m. Cedar Hills). So this morning I did a round of media in advance of the event. The first stop included an interview with KATU’s AMNorthwest. My time slot was the last segment, which meant that I had to wait in the [Read More...]

Happy Birthday Hero Mama

No. That is not her birthday cake. That's Konnie's wedding cake but hey, it looks like it could be her birthday cake!

Editor’s note: Today is Mama’s birthday. I thought I’d take this opportunity to share with you one of my favorite stories about her from my memoir After the Flag has been Folded. The book was re-titled when it was put in paperback. In its hardback form the book is called HERO MAMA, which pretty much [Read More...]

The Veteran’s Wife

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She’s the first person at church to greet everyone by name. The Veteran’s Wife commits the names of visitors to memory; just like she did that old hymn she’s so fond of quoting:   God has not promised skies always blue, Flower strewn pathways all our lives through; God has not promised sun without rain, [Read More...]


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