What I’m writing about today.

Military Photo

May 5, 2020|

His photograph stands framed on the nightstand next to my bed.  It’s a 1917 portrait of my grandfather in his World War I doughboy uniform.  He strikes an impressive [...]

Patriotic Fervor

Apr 21, 2020|

I feel the rush like everyone else when the singer belts out the “Star Spangled Banner” before the beginning of each Chicago Blackhawks hockey game.  My heart races when [...]

No Thanks

Aug 21, 2018|

At parades and on the street of my little town, people notice my Vietnam Veteran cap and feel compelled to thank me for my service.  I’m beginning to resent [...]

The Phu Bai Chapel

Aug 14, 2018|

Churchly spire In the midst of war, A weekly respite of Comfort and familiarity. Tiny organ Pumping chords of Cherished melodies And boyhood memories. Images of war Cast aside [...]