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Great Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome Manual

If you have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or find yourself at ends with your emotions following a traumatic experience, this book is an assortment of very short essays (Promise 2-3 pages) describing the symptoms and possible remedies for your dilemma. PTSD never goes away and will haunt you if you try [...]

By | June 13th, 2018|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Afghanistan’s Taliban Temporary Cease Fire Offer

In the New York Times, Sunday, June 11, 2018, article, ‘Taliban Offer Brief Lull in Afghan War," International section, page 12, (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/09/world/asia/taliban-cease-fire-afghanistan.html) examines the U.S. backed government calling an eight (8) day cease fire for a religious festival; the Taliban agreed to three (3) days. This Taliban offer was preceded by attacks killing 50-70 Afghan [...]

By | June 11th, 2018|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Syria’s vs. US. The Middle East Explosion

In the San Francisco Chronicle, June 1, 2018, World section, Syria article, “Assad tells U.S. to leave country; threatens attack,” (https://www.sfgate.com/world/article/Syria-s-Assad-threatens-to-attack-area-under-12958253.php). Now, as a red blooded American, this headline must seem absurd, so lets just examine who are the parties. Syria, President Assad, a recognized despot dictator, a Shiite, backed by Iran and Russia. Assad [...]

By | June 1st, 2018|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Memorial Day Thoughts

My Memorial Day Editorial in S.F. Chronicle op-ed, May 28th, 2018, Open Forum, article, “Protect the services for those who served,” (https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/Protect-the-services-needed-by-those-who-served-12945191.php?cmpid=gsa-sfgate-result) examines how 20 veterans a day are committing suicide every day or 720 a year. Not great stats for a country relying on an all-volunteer military. My article requests 8 weeks discharge training [...]

By | May 28th, 2018|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Afghanistan, Vietnam’s Lies Haunt U.S.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, May 22, 2018, article in the World section titled; "Afghan war progress," examines how a U.S. government report is taking issue with the idea that the 17 + year fight has shifted in favor of the Afghan government. Yes, Afghan security forces are improving but have made minimum progress toward [...]

By | May 22nd, 2018|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Memorial Day Novel Review

This review comes from a reader who was given a copy to review my novel, "Curse of the Coloring Book, a novel. Check out this and other reviews at Amazon.com. Be sure and use the word novel or you will find "cursing coloring books," Everyday life and war experiences fit together about as well as [...]

By | May 21st, 2018|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Israel Set to Spark Middle East Disaster

In the San Francisco Chronicle, May 15, 2018, article, “Israeli troops kill dozens in Gaza protest,” (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/14/world/middleeast/gaza-protests-palestinians-us-embassy.html) examines how Israeli troops killed 57 Palestinians and wounded 1,200 during protests of the U.S. moving its embassy to Jerusalem and other complaints. Have to say, shooting protesting Arab civilians is the type of insane move that will [...]

By | May 16th, 2018|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Philippine/ U.S. Military Exercises a Must

In the San Francisco Chronicle, May 8, 2018, World News of the Day, page A-2, article; “Military Exercises,” (https://www.sfgate.com/world/article/Philippine-leader-warns-of-armed-response-to-12604150.php) examines how the U.S. and Philippine are engaging in joint military exercises. The Philippines has been distancing itself from the U.S. for years, even closing military bases like Clark Air Force Base, but with China building [...]

By | May 8th, 2018|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Curse of Coloring Book, novel, 5 Star Review

Howard L. Hibbard, a Viet Nam combat veteran has chosen to relive his experiences through the eyes of his fictional protagonist, Herald Lloyd, in “Curse of the Coloring Book – A Novel Inspired by a True Story.” Hibbard masterfully incorporates the elements of good storytelling as he draws the reader into Herald’s life. Tired of [...]

By | May 4th, 2018|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

No Tolerance for Military Sexual Assault

In the San Francisco Chronicle, April 26, 2018, page A-4, article: “Sexual assault reports up 10%, (https://www.pressreader.com/usa/san-francisco-chronicle/20180426/283300343158405) examines how reports of sexual assaults jumped by nearly 10% in 2017. The overall increase was fueled by a nearly 15% surge in sexual assault reports in the Marine Corps. The Marines were the center of last years [...]

By | April 26th, 2018|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments