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Writers are self-isolationists

  Self-isolation in the time of Pandemic Writers are natural self-isolationists. As Bill said, “There’s only one way to write: ass in seat.” (I liked to soften his words to “derrière in chair.”) We were self-isolationists together. We spent many a day at home or in a small office sitting at desks across from one another,…

Don't Overthink It... a writer's desk

“Don’t Overthink It” or maybe it was the Campari

Thinking about what to write in March, I decided to share something of a very personal nature… I struggle with decision-making. I over-think, over-analyze, and second-guess everything – small and large. I know I’m not unique. However, I would gladly separate myself from the rest of the over-thinking pack if only I knew how. On…

“The Dogs I’ve Known In 2 Wars” Book 1: Iraq

You might say Bill and I discovered Dennis R. Blocker II…In 2008, we asked Dennis to write the Foreword to our Pacific Express: The Critical Role of Military Logistics in World War II (BMC Publications, 2009). Pacific Express became our best seller and landed on the Marine Corps Commandant’s Professional Reading List on the subject of…

The Thanksgiving when no one showed up

Thanksgiving Day, 1985. For our first Thanksgiving in our new home in Incline Village, Nevada, Bill and I invited Bill’s ski cabin group, San Francisco friends who had been sharing a ski lease at Lake Tahoe for thirteen winters since 1972. Bill and I woke up on Thanksgiving morning to three feet of fresh snow…