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One Measure By Which Things Have Recently Gotten Worse

June 23, 2015


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Originally posted on Dart-Throwing Chimp:
The United Nation’s refugee agency today released its annual report on people displaced by war around the world, and the news is bad: The number of people forcibly displaced at the end of 2014 had risen to a staggering 59.5 million compared to 51.2 million a year earlier and 37.5 million a…

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Chaos Fueled by Caffeine

June 1, 2015



There is a theme trending in these Military Writers Guild interviews — life. Not everyone has the luxury of sequestering ourselves away to make writing happen. At this point, I’m not so sure that would be a luxury at all. The precious time that we steal away to write make those words even more valuable. Perhaps that […]

Metaphorically Speaking: A Military Writers Guild Interview with Diane Maye

May 14, 2015



This is a cross-post from the Military Writers Guild Medium My sole New Years resolution for 2015 is to use creative metaphors to challenge established schemes. Using an illustration of the futility of voting in Iraq was an appropriate visual of the strength of that promise. My interview with Diane Maye is a good reminder […]

Mozart in the Morning

April 17, 2015



This is a cross post from the Military Writers Guild I recruited Ellen Haring to the Military Writers Guild, so I was eager to interview her about writing and research. She has been for me a bit of a canary in the coal mine. Ellen is a few cohorts ahead of me as a Ph.D. […]

Clausewitz’s Magic Beanbag

April 13, 2015


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This is a cross-post from the Military Writers Guild Medium Let me start by saying, even after this interview, I would like to know more about @clausewitzrocks. First, did she learn her field craft from Phil Walter? How does she translate U.S. civil-military relations theory to the Australian experience? Does she know there is already a […]