I am an author, blogger and an un-apologetically patriotic American. I enjoy martial arts, shooting sports and writing. I currently live in Cary, NC with my German Shepherd named Sophie.

President Trump and People Who Live in Glass Houses

All the people throwing stones at President Trump should remember one thing. Throughout history, many flawed people have done some seriously great things!

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Manchester Arena Attack by Islamic Terrorists

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends and allies across the pond in Great Britain. America needs to stand with Great Britain and all nations that are faced with the common enemy. That enemy is radical Islamic terrorism. Another Cowardly Attack This cowardly attack just goes to show again how vigilant we must…

Isshin-ryu Karate: The Road Less Traveled

  Remembering Sensei Harrill on his Birthday Today would have been Sensei Sherman Harrill’s 76th birthday.  I sometimes wonder how many folks truly realize just how unique a gift he left to those of us who practice his brand of Isshin-ryu karate when he finally lost his battle with cancer in 2002. On May 6th, Eddie…

An American Hero … A True Filipina Heroine

A Filipina Heroine This is a  great post by GP Cox on his blog Pacific Paratrooper. It tells a true tale of a real American hero … a young woman.  A true Filipina Heroine. It always amazes me how many unsung heroes America has. There are so many courageous men and women who fought for freedom and…

The Non-Partisan Firing of James Comey

I/ President Trump Fires James Comey The left-wing media are once again ablaze … this time with self-righteous indignation over President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. Senator Chuck Schumer is already crying, “Why now?” Come on Chuck, is the timing truly all that suspect?  I mean … really!  Is this really a partisan…

Book Review: Gallstones: Alternatives and Truths

Is gallbladder surgery lurking in your near future? What about in your child’s future? Younger people now suffer from gallstones or gallbladders disease. This is an alarming trend. Why is this happening? Has the cholecystectomy become the surgery “de jour?” I was contacted through Fiverr by the author of this book, Olwen Griffin. She asked…

American History

The Man Who Changed How We Think About American History

Changing American History? This post presents an interesting point of view on American History. However, it is one that could easily lead to excessive and misguided revisionist history writing. There are always over-zealous American apologists. These folks would happily and  totally rewrite American history to suite their ideological perspective, regardless of accuracy and truth. Truth…

Editing is Truly an Art Form, Part 1

I have a friend who recently published his first novel on Amazon.com. He had a really a great story. The editing was pretty bad. He needed an editor! Unfortunately however, his book did not sell very well. It also did not get many reviews. Writers certainly know that there are no guarantees when you publish a…

U.S Army 2017 Best Sapper Competition

2017 Sapper Competition The 2017 Best Sapper Competition just finished up a few days ago. Since the Best Sapper Competition started in 2005, it’s been a means for military members in the Combat Engineer skill areas to show off their training and skills. This three-day competition is open to Soldiers and Marines, E-4 and above.…