Best New Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Movies

I was a combat platoon leader in Vietnam with two Bronze Stars, one for valor in ground combat, and diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in 2011. How Hollywood depicts returning combat veterans is helpful for a civilian to understand the psychological effects of combat on the human mind. My movie choices are: 1. [...]

By | February 7th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Vietnam 1970 equals Afghansitan 2019

In the New York Times, Sunday Review section, page 9, article: “Is This the Right Way to End a War?, ( https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/02/sunday-review/war-vietnam-afghanistan-withdrawal.html) examines the similarities between 1970’s Vietnam and Afghanistan peace talks with the Taliban going on today. Many experts also see lessons from Vietnam for the American experience in Afghanistan expressed in terms: you’ve [...]

By | February 5th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Something Novel for Valentines Day

Try something novel for Valentines Day for your sweetheart. How about, "Curse of the Coloring Book," a novel, in addition to the usual flowers and candy. Be sure, if you using Amazon, to plug in "Curse of the Coloring Book," a novel or you will be directed to adult cursing coloring books! Check out the [...]

By | January 29th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Afghanistan Farewell, Good Heroin Riddance

  In the Sunday, New York Times, January 27th 2019, front page, article: “Truce after 17 Years of Afghan War,” (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/28/world/asia/taliban-peace-deal-afghanistan.html?act) examines how after 17 years, the negotiation with the Taliban is bearing fruit. Happy to hear that my suggestion of years ago: cut a deal with the Taliban to not harbor religious fanatics who [...]

By | January 28th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Documentary on my Combat Unit in Vietnam War

The leader of my combat platoon reunion committee found a Vietnam documentary about Firebase Jackson, one of my former slum housing bunker, described in my novel, “Curse of the Coloring Book.” Be sure and enter “Curse of the Coloring Book,” a novel or you will turn up adult cursing coloring books! You will love the [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Proposal to Privatize Veterans Administration Flawed

In the Sunday front page article, “V.A. To Propose Shifting Billions into Private Care,” (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/12/us/politics/veterans-administration-health-care-privatization.html) is an attempt to privatize veterans care in areas not fully served by the VA. At first glimpse, allowing private physicians to see veterans, where they are under-served, is an easy fix. For injuries that are purely physical in nature, [...]

By | January 14th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Winter Reading Special w/Documentary Link

  Want an intriguing novel to wile away the hours on a snowy day? Try, Doctor recommended, "Curse of the Coloring Book," a novel. Check out the reviews on Amazon. Be sure and enter the word; novel, or you will be directed to adult cursing coloring books. BONUS: The only film of Firebase Jackson in [...]

By | January 11th, 2019|Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Chef PTSD: Remoulade Sauce

Want an easy Cajun sauce that spikes your taste buds while still not overwhelming what it garnishes, this is it! Great on crab cakes, pork, chicken, beef or for a pick-me-up on a sandwich. Serves 6 2 cups mayonnaise 2 stalks celery, minced 1 white onion, minced 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 [...]

By | August 19th, 2018|PTSD Chef Recipes|0 Comments

Chef PTSD: Carrots International

Serves 4 1, 10 oz. bag French Cut (matchstix) carrots (www.bolthouse) 1 large or 2 medium bunches green onions, butt removed, tops trimmed, sliced. 1 12 oz. Rice Vinegar, roasted garlic (www.huyfong.com) 1 tablespoon Chili Garlic Sauce (www.huyfong.com.) 2 tablespoons white sugar Place carrots into non-reactive large bowl, cover with International House Dressing and marinade [...]

By | August 19th, 2018|PTSD Chef Recipes|0 Comments

Chef PTSD: Eggplant Mushroom Cheddar

Have an afternoon and a six-pack of good beer or bottle of good wine to create a dish that tastes incredible and freezes for later. This is it! Serves 4 2 large eggplants, cut in pieces 1/2 to 3/4-inch-thick, either length wise or circles 2, 24 oz. Pasta Sauce (24 oz. Salsa may be substituted [...]

By | August 19th, 2018|PTSD Chef Recipes|2 Comments