relics.

The idea for the different beret colors for the service branches of the NAC military in my Frontlines novels isn’t unique to my fictional universe, of course. Every military that issues the beret as headgear has a color-coding system for the particular branches and military specialties. In the Frontlines universe, the NAC issues midnight blue […]

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christmas rituals.

Girl child relaying her order form to Helper Santa #2,171.   She asked for, and I am not making this up, “a real invisibility cloak that also lets you fly.” While I doubt the instant availability of such an item in local stores (or even on Amazon Prime), I have to admire her ability to […]

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walls and fences.

25 years….don’t they go by in a blink. A quarter-century ago, the Wall between East and West Berlin finally came down, and a divided city and country began growing back together after 45 years of enforced separation. I was in the military at the time. When the Iron Curtain became porous, and the flow of […]

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bow & arrow.

Back when I went to community college in Tennessee, I took archery as one of my P.E. classes, and found that I really enjoyed it. Ever since then, I had plans to get a bow of my own and shoot it regularly, but we didn’t have the space in Tennessee, and other priorities got in […]

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