Category Archives: veterans stories

Year One: Summing Up

The great thing about the Internet is all the information it makes readily available. The bad thing is…well, the same thing. This blog went live on April 1, 2011. My most sincere thanks to all of you who have come … Continue reading

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Perspective

Two articles I’ve read in recent days draw an interesting contrast: 1) A study in a Swiss university tested financial traders in a decision-making game and found them more prone to cheating and back-stabbing than psychopaths. The article suggests that while the … Continue reading

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Canaries in a Coal Mine

Cristina G runs a really fine book blog at http://www.alaskanbookcafe.com/ She wrote me months ago (link here) about her son who returned from Iraq ten years ago and the PTSD he shares with Greg, the character who tells the story in ‘Mindbenders’. We’ve … Continue reading

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Vets – Better off Dead?

I’m reposting this as it wasn’t up top very long and I think it’s an important issue. It’s also one that keeps coming back to me as I watch the Masters of the Universe lob spitballs at each other in … Continue reading

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Vets-Better off Dead?

For the past two years, America has lost more soldiers to suicide than in combat. And the figures are actually slanted to minimize the numbers–several services only list suicides by soldiers specifically on active duty, do not list soldiers detached … Continue reading

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‘Mindbenders’ excerpt 2 – Greg in Iraq

Excerpt #2 from ‘Mindbenders’, second of the sections specifically written about soldiers in Iraq. I offer this as a pale version of what those men and women lived with -and a reminder of the crime we’re doing by neglecting our … Continue reading

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My Vet Story from ‘Mindbenders’ (Part One)

I received an email last week from a woman who got a copy of ‘Mindbenders’ in a GoodReads giveaway. I posted it then but here it is again, in case you missed it (I have a reason so bear with … Continue reading

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