New Friends

Hi Gang!

I know, I have been slack in my blogging, but please forgive, as I have been super busy between work and just taking care of myself. Part of that self care is listening to some progressive talk radio back and forth on my way to work. One is the HEAD ON RADIO NETWORK out of Beckley, WV with Bob Kincaid, whom I have grown to respect for the two reasons. One, he is a BIG history nerd like I am; And two, he does not like corporations, particularly one who love to blow up the tops of mountains in his home of West Virginia and my home of Kentucky. The second gentleman is Mike Mallory from Georgia. He, like Bob, seems to be an intellectual powerhouse with a vast command of the English language. While I have not talked to Mike, I have talked to Bob at some length. You see on Friday Nights, they have what is called “Fridays on the Front Porch,” where listeners from all over the world go to Skype and “cuss and discuss” things in a free and open forum.

More information on these fine gentlemens’ shows are available there for your listening pleasure!



My First Book

My book
My book

This is the Kindle cover of first venture into the world of writing. The title of my book is, “All our Hands are Stained: One Progressive’s Opinions.” In short, it is a collection of my rants. I started on this book in 2012, but put it on the shelf because I really did not think any one would want to read anything I had to say. Boy, was I ever wrong. I had the courage to say what a lot of folks were thinking. And my first royalty check was a welcome surprise. So much so, it inspired me to write a second book. But the second one involved not just me ranting, but also some research and digging. It is now with my editor and she is putting to polishing touches on it so I do not sound like some hillbilly.

When Our Troops Are Abandoned and Neglected at Home: 6 Stories

The Neo-Cons feel vindicated when Fox News reported that they found WMDs in Iraq. What they forget to mention was that these were from the 1980s provided by Reagan and Bush 41.


The latest New York Times investigation by C.J. Chivers is about more than just the discovery of old chemical weapons in Iraq—it’s about how shabbily we still treat our troops when they return home. We leave our all-volunteer army with inadequate medical care, emotional trauma, and fragile families. Here are six stories on our veterans.

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