Category Archives: Writing

This category is for those posts related to writing in general.

Are You Listening?

Lately, I’ve been accumulating podcasts. Podcasts on gardening and writing. In other words, things I find interesting and useful. Trouble is, I haven’t be actually listening to them. In part, it’s because my truck doesn’t have Bluetooth so I can … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for #PhxComicon

Most writers are introverts. We live in the worlds we create in our heads and are quite happy there. But sometimes, we need to leave and actually go out to meet people. Real people; not the characters in our heads. … Continue reading

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Acts Against Liberty

In war, everyone makes sacrifices. Not all of them are voluntary, some are legislated. After declaring war on the Central Powers, the US opened another front, a home front, against hyphenated Americans: German-Americans, Irish-Americans, and Jews (who were perceived as hating … Continue reading

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Taking Care

Nothing advances medicine more than war. The injuries inflicted on soldiers and civilians evolve because of advances in weaponry. And while World War 1 was the first fully industrial war, the US Civil War foreshadowed the horrors to come with … Continue reading

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The First International Aid Movement

I grew up in an age of international aid. Any time a disaster happens in the world, nations come together to provide medical, food, and other supplies to those effected. Earthquakes in Haiti, Tsunamis in Japan and Indonesia, or Hurricanes in … Continue reading

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Before the Flood, there was a trickle

Just because the US declared war in 1917 didn’t mean we were able to send millions of troops to the front within months. And just because the US had declared its neutrality in 1914, didn’t mean there weren’t Americans in … Continue reading

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Why We Went

This month marks the 100th Anniversary of the United States into the First World War. So I thought I’d devote the month to the nuggets I discovered while researching WW1 for my Love’s Great War series. President Wilson had ran … Continue reading

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