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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


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 […]

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 […]


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  To know, for example, what books mattered most to a particular soldier, general, admiral, academic, or theorist?” The […]

Revolutionary Summer Reading

August 20, 2013


My summer reading has taken my reading list on a bit of a turn toward the revolutionary… Reza Aslan, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth From the Publisher: Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history’s most influential and enigmatic characters by examining Jesus through the lens of the […]