This one is for you, Katie Couric

Loretta.

I heard the story first from Loretta. She’s the gal that invited me to Cullman, Alabama. You may remember Cullman from the headline stories last year. A tornado cut a swath through town. Jimmy, who spent 20 some years writing for the local paper but now runs the Farmer’s Market, told me about how he [Read More...]

We are a Gold Star Family: Sucks 2 be U

Gold Star

  Daddy was the first dead person I ever saw. A child never forgets that image of their father in uniform, dead in a shiny metal casket. I remember the bloat in his face, the result of dying in jungle heat. That swollen face made Daddy look like somebody else’s father. My daddy wasn’t a [Read More...]

The War on Terror at Home

Here’s a little known truth – America has lost more troops to suicide over the past two years than to combat. In 2009, suicides among active duty personnel exceeded those killed in battle. That’s a startling fact even if you don’t consider the haphazard fashion in which the Armed Services tracks death-by-suicide. The Air Force [Read More...]


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