What to say to a Veteran

What to say to a Veteran

This was first published on foxnews.com November 12, 2012.  It is currently being used by the Palliative Care Unit of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital on their certificates honoring the service of their patients: Thank you for stepping forward when others step back. Thank you for placing yourself between us and danger. Thank you for delaying…

Trademark Me:  Be Love
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Trademark Me: Be Love

Some people go for tattoos; others for significant jewelry—and use them to create symbols that define their lives. I’ve done one of the two. I’ll let you decide which. However, recently, I found myself mulling over the idea of a definitive statement for me. What truly defined me? What principle has guided everything I have…

Veterans Keep Giving, Long After the Uniform is Retired
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Veterans Keep Giving, Long After the Uniform is Retired

This was first published on www.foxnews.com 11/11/2014  Veterans keep giving, long after the uniform is retired: We represent every economic class in this country, every culture, and every race. We are teachers, accountants, police officers, and administrators. We serve as nurses, doctors, firefighters, lawyers, mechanics, electricians, barbers and hairdressers, therapists and technicians in every shape…

Writing Talk–Yes, There is a Way to Make This Easier
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Writing Talk–Yes, There is a Way to Make This Easier

I am a fan of Angela Hunt’s books on writing.  They are practical, clever ways of understanding how fiction works and how to speed up writing. Angela and I met once through our mutual friend Robin Lee Hatcher.  It was one of those chance meetings in the hotel hallways at a writers’ convention.  After Angela…