Headlamps and Orange Highlighters

March 23, 2015


This is a cross-post from the Military Writers Guild Medium Headlamps and Orange Highlighters An Interview with Associate Member Phil Walter Next up in this series of interviews to discover the reading, writing, creativity, and daily rituals of Guild members, is Phil Walter. Phil is a former infantryman, intelligence officer, and counterterrorism planner. He currently […]

Words for War: Seven Unknown Quotes on War

March 18, 2015


This post is a contribution to the War Council blog challenge: Can you come up with seven meaningful quotes on war that nobody has read?   “Few of us can hold on to our real selves long enough to discover the real truths about ourselves and this whirling earth to which we cling. This is especially […]

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March 15, 2015


Here is my answer to the War Council’s call for WarBooks. “WarBooks centers on the personal relationship between students of war and their books.  Wouldn’t it be interesting to see someone else’s bookshelf (not everyone is on goodreads.com)?  To know, for example, what books mattered most to a particular soldier, general, admiral, academic, or theorist?” The […]

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Writing on the Go: My Interview with Carrie Morgan

March 14, 2015


This is a cross-post from the Military Writers Guild Medium. Writing on the Go: An Interview with Member Carrie Morgan  When last I left you, Ty Mayfield was perfecting the old fashioned, writing in his Moleskine, and prepping for another deployment. Continuing this series of interviews with Guild members, I am looking to reveal their writing routines. I’d like […]

Old-Fashioned Reading & Writing

March 7, 2015


This is a cross-post from the Military Writers Guild Medium. Old Fashioned Reading and Writing: An Interview with Member Ty Mayfield During my recent paternity leave for the birth of my precious little Madeline my reading included a number of references to modelling behavior for success. In that same time I became a new member […]

Military Writers Guild

February 16, 2015


The Military Writers Guild exists to gather writers committed to the development of the profession of arms through the exchange of ideas in the written medium. Through its members, The Guild will encourage an open dialogue from diverse perspectives, thereby supporting the study of military affairs, spread knowledge of the military profession, and increase the assistance […]

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Haiku: Resolution 2015

February 11, 2015


create metaphors / challenging established schemes / my resolution This brilliant illustrated metaphor is credited to Paul Blow at the Guardian titled: Elections in the Islamic states: – 10th April 2010

Posted in: Conflict Analysis