December 25, 2015

November 10, 2015

‘Bread Crumbs and Hatchet Marks,’ a new essay, appears in O-Dark-Thirty as Veterans Day is upon us
"Bread Crumbs and Hatchet Marks" is the most recent installment in my ongoing project to memorialize the years of Francis's Army service and afterwards. The essay appears in the current issue of O-Dark-Thirty, the literary journal of the Veterans Writing Project--released just as Veterans Day is upon us. Click the image to read "Bread Crumbs and Hatchet Marks," as well as the many other fine contributions to this issue.

November 2, 2015

The Royals did it, Francis!

 And your brother Alex said it best!
"My brother Francis, who was a fan before it was cool!" --Alex

May 25, 2015

On Memorial Day We Remember

We miss you every day, Francis.

Following a 16-month tour in Afghanistan, Francis redeployed
to Fort Drum in June 2007 and was home in Kansas
for a cookout a couple of weeks later.

May 12, 2015

Today's your birthday, Francis!

We miss you today and every day!
"Grief smolders--we worry when its fire does not blaze as it did. 
Then it flames up and warms us."
                      (Bob's journal, 9/11/2013)

April 19, 2015

‘Leavenworth’ reissued in Rathalla Review Anthology

Rathalla Review's 2014 anthology includes a revised version of  "Leavenworth," first published in Fall 2013.