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Jun 14

Well it’s Father’s Day weekend (as of this writing), and I have a new book out… You DO see where I am going with this right? In my new book Lady Hellgate, the lead character “Helga”, is influenced by her father and various father figures throughout her military career. Fathers have been the topic of many discussions throughout the media but more “spoken of”, versus “spoken to”.  I would love to add something positive to the climate by putting together a few responses from real dads about how they love fatherhood. But I wouldn’t just ask… I know better. How about I give you some good reading in exchange for your voice? Here’s an excerpt from Lady Hellgate: The dark man in white stood up suddenly and touched Helga’s arm with the rod. It was cold to the touch and it made her happy. She was no longer… [Read more]

Nov 11

If you didn’t know by now, November marks the start of Military Family Appreciation Month. It should be fitting then that we all tip our caps to former Army Captain William D. Swenson as we transition into the month of November. It’s also fitting that we all turn our attention to some positive national news in light of the recent government shutdown debacle. So now you’re probably wondering who exactly is William D. Swenson? A Seattle native, Swenson was recently awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration, for his involvement in the Battle of Ganjgal. Swenson was credited with sacrificing his very own life in order to rescue and recover the bodies of both American and Afghani troops in the line of enemy fire. It may be cliché, but if you look up badass in the dictionary, you should be able to find… [Read more]

Apr 11
Drew Brees with family

There is no question that Drew Brees is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, what most people know is that he won a Super Bowl with the New Orleans Saints in 2009.  But, what a lot of people don’t know about Brees however is that he is what he does for other people and the community off the field.  When people think of Brees they may remember that he broke Dan Marino’s single season passing record in the 2011 season, and that he was an integral part of negotiating the new collective bargaining agreement with the NFL. Still… this is not the reason why we respect Drew Brees so much. If you think back to when he was a star in college at Purdue people always speculated that he was too short to be an effective QB in the NFL.  “Drew Brees is… [Read more]

Jan 04

When I think of the tale of Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo, it’s funny that I only think of the original First Blood and the last movie that was simply called Rambo. As a fan of the movies, I never took the time to read the book but from what I hear his tale was meant to end after First Blood. Just a tragic tale about a war hero come home, harassed by some redneck cops and forced into a situation where he had to use his tools of war on people that he had fought and almost died for. This was the movie however, in the book the dynamic of Rambo was much different as he was suffering from PTSD and was arrested for vagrancy which landed him in jail and made him have flashbacks that led to many policemen dying by his hands. We are… [Read more]