149. What a great country we have become. And I celebrate from the last province to join confederation in 1949 – Newfoundland….or as islanders would say, “1949 is when Canada joined us.” I have served in as a civilian and military member in every province and territory in this confederation. I have melted in the… More Happy Canada Day!
Yes! This weekend. In Edmonton. I am excited to see old friends and anxious about my official book release. I’ll be in the North Hangar Friday all afternoon to say hi and see old faces. I look forward to seeing the past, present and future geese. In addition, I have found that ‘Shakedown’ is in… More 408 Squadron 75th Anniversary
TopGunMilitary – Our rotation! Awesome I was perusing some old videos from our time. I found several that were pretty cool. I’ll post a few as the days go on. I like this because it was our rotation. And I am the handsome one. ;p Enjoy.
It’s been awhile since I posted a blog. I have been running the gauntlet of publishing, marketing and answering questions. My dear Florence told me that writing the book was only half the work — the marketing aspect would be very busy; she was right. First, thanks for your support. I hope you continue to… More Thanks – Excerpt Fog of Battle – Sales Update
Kandahar Skies – Series This is a great article from ‘Burt’ I served with Burt and look forward to the remainder of his series. Please share.
Well this has been a 5-year road. A journey of self reflection, memory and empathy. Yes empathy. I suppose my mission was to try to let people know not only what it was like, but more about all the thoughts and experiences we went through. As a first time novelist, it was difficult. It definitely… More Go for Shakedown – for Sale
Well folks. I didn’t even know it was online yet. I don’t even have a copy yet so I’ll race you. Please share this site and review it. I am very excited and happy this is done. It has been a long-long process: emotional, technical and as a first time novelist, educational to say the… More Wow – It’s published
Longknife and Shamus, I salute you.
As I review and edit the book, I stumble through numerous contemplations. I thought I would share one…. …A few days had passed, and I tried to function. I was a stick in the family spokes of progress. They were functioning without me. Yesterday, the important decisions were about life and death— identifying Taliban, evacuating… More Book is getting close…
OP DEVIL STRIKE The planning and briefings were all complete. We were well rested and prepared for the mission. All contingencies considered and coordination complete. Throttles were winding up and the sound of the griffon’s rotors was stirring the air on the dark KAF ramp…. “Prof, you good to go?” I radioed. “26 is… More 15B. OP DEVIL STRIKE…the pick up