Monthly Archives: March 2016

Fair Winds and Following Seas

A Veteran died today.  I did not know him well, but I liked him.  And I respected him. He was not a hero in the traditional sense.  He enlisted in the Navy between wars.  He served at a comfortable post and performed a job that some arrogant Veterans might have kidded him about.  He was […]

PTSD Myths, Part 2: Hollywood and the Wounded Warrior Project

Hollywood and the Wounded Warrior Project should be ashamed of themselves.  Actors and directors claim artistry in portraying the struggles of combat veterans, but their accuracy avoids serious scrutiny — as does their profit motive.  Their dramatization of real issues has done more harm than good. Ditto to the Wounded Warrior Project, who only partially acknowledged […]

Why Cadence?

The purpose of this blog for the Bangor Daily News is clearly stated in the title.  A good cadence can do many things.  Some cadences make us laugh.  Others remind us of a shared history or a better place.  All of them can rhythmically unite an unorganized mass of humanity into a single unit moving […]