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THE Literary Life … and The Literary Death – MEMORIAL DAY FOR WRITERS

Barbara Morris writes by chance, not by choice. The 2017 death of her novelist/songwriter husband left her with his charge “to help make our gift to the future be good and true and right” and a desire to keep his … Continue reading

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Escaping the monsoon rains

The Memorial Day forecast called for rain all day in Washington, DC. That made me think of the song I wrote in Vietnam in 1967 when I was a rifle platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division, “When’s the sun gonna shine … Continue reading

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Happy anniversary, MDWP

On Memorial Day, May 27, I honored American veterans by reading from Cologne No. 10 For Men and singing songs from my CD, Skytroopers – songs of war, peace, and love from Vietnam. The venue was the twentieth anniversary Memorial … Continue reading

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Kill Anything That Moves – The Real American War In Vietnam, by Nick Turse: A One-Sided View of the War

Nick Turse’s meticulously-researched investigations of American war crimes in Vietnam have gained him a Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial Distinction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a fellowship at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. His bestselling work, Kill Anything That Moves, … Continue reading

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Another patriotic holiday…

Another patriotic holiday reminds me of Memorial Day and Veterans Day when I participate with the Memorial Day Writers Project near the Vietnam Veterans’  Memorial on the Mall in Washington, DC.  Since I do this twice a year, I have added a … Continue reading

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