Ode to David Geiser

During one’s life you meet many memorable characters, one just passed last night. His name was David Geiser and he led the life he wanted. We were freshman at University of Vermont in 1965-66. As my act of insanity, I hosted a bourbon filled G.I. Joe children’s coloring book party, quit school and joined the [...]

By | October 22nd, 2020|PTSD|0 Comments

Registered Curse Screenplay

Just registered my 2nd screenplay adaption of my novel Curse of the Coloring Book with the Writers Guild.  This adaption uses my protagonist's attorney's guilty conscience over a failed promise to res-erect a fallen soldier as a wisecracking parrot who heckles him in correcting his malpractice mistake. Pitched this idea at the August Pitch Fest [...]

By | September 1st, 2020|PTSD|0 Comments

Hollywood Pitch Festial 5.20

Attended the Online Hollywood Pitch Festival over the last weekend. Had my doubts on virtual pitching but found my fears allayed with the ability to connect with the interviewer and more time than the in-person limits of 6 minutes. Excellent array of Hollywood producers. Pitching is an art form which takes time and patience, so [...]

By | May 22nd, 2020|PTSD|0 Comments

Middle East: No plan, Time to Leave

The Happy New Year was greeted by a U.S. missile strike which killed an Iranian and Iraqi Generals in Iraq. This could be a game changer from spy vs spy to outright war. Let’s review U.S. failed strategy after the “Arab Spring.” Tunisia: the only country that initiated democracy and is hanging on by a [...]

By | January 6th, 2020|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Trump Reversing Military Court-martial Bad Idea

In the Sunday New York Times, November 24, 2019, front page article: “Top Navy Leaders Standing Ground Over Seal’s Case,” (https://www.onenewspage.com/n/World/1zkkoncnq2/Top-Navy-Leaders-Standing-Ground-Over-SEAL.htm) examines the court-martial of a Navy Seal acquitted of shooting civilians, murdering a captive Islamic State fighter with a hunting knife, but convicted of posing with a dead Islamic fighter. Trump has indicated he [...]

By | November 25th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Time to Stop Endless Wars or Add Social Change to Military’s Goals

In the New York Times, Sunday National, page 22, article: “Endless Wars Gripe Resounds for Those Who Fought Them,” ( https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/01/us/politics/veterans-trump-iraq-afghanistan.html) examines how those who went to revenge the September 11th World Trade Center attack are disillusioned by the lack of progress in Iraq and Afghanistan after 18 years, billions of dollars and thousands of [...]

By | November 9th, 2019|PTSD|0 Comments

Save the Iraqis Who Collaborated with U.S. Forces

In the New York Times, Sunday Edition, 11/3/19, article, “Trump Crimps Escape Path for Iraqis Who Helped Troops in War,” (https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/iraqis-who-helped-u-s-army-now-trapped-by-trump-ban-and-under-threat-at-home-1.5491684) examines how an estimated 110,000 Iraqis are waiting approval for applications for visa’s based on their wartime assistance to the U.S. Assisting the U.S equaled collaboration with the enemy and death from either: Sunni/ [...]

By | November 4th, 2019|PTSD|0 Comments

Save the Kurds that Helped U.S. Forces From Death Sentence

In the New York Times, Sunday, October 14, 2019, article: "Syrian Arab Fighters Backed by Turkey kill two Kurds," ((https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/12/world/middleeast/turkey-invasion-syria-kurds.html)) examines how Turkish backed Syrian Arab fighters killed at least two Kurdish prisoners Saturday, one lying on the ground, his hands bound behind his back; it’s easier that way. The southern attack by Assad’s Russian [...]

By | October 15th, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Hip Replacement on Track on 12th Day

Went to VA Palo Alto Medical Center (VA-PAHCS) for hip replacement surgery on September 1, 2019. As of October 12, I am able to walk slowly without a crutch, WOW! One of the best hospital’s I have ever been associated with. Standards of medical orthopedic professionalism, cleanliness and respect for the patient unusual in the [...]

By | October 13th, 2019|PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments

Vietnam Documentary 1969, Firebase Jackson

Documentary on 1969 Vietnam features: Firebase Jackson, my Alma mater, with Company "C," 2nd of the 27th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division. The link is: : https://youtu.be/o1vmmGUapPc. The items in the documentary I remember most: 1. leaches. 2. rice paddy mud. 3. rats; are all featured in the novel, with other fun items. All these lovely attractions [...]

By | August 21st, 2019|Economics, Politics & War, PTSD, Veterans Affairs|0 Comments