One of the characters in The Last Jump, Major Frank West, is having lunch with J.P. Kilroy in Washington, D.C. in 1997. Frank was a World War II paratrooper veteran who had just visited the Wall and was complaining about the lack of patriotism in the country while explaining why America was more united during World War II. He ended his rant on page 229 by saying, "It wasn’t always all perfect but we didn’t have any ‘Hanoi Jane’. Hell, even Hollywood was on our side back then.”
(After visiting the former England Air Force Base July 2011, I decided to share this essay I wrote for the July 16, 1992 Air Force Times.)
Authors, you can broadcast your novels in our community of shared blogs by explaining in a 200 to 500-word post how the characters in your novels deal with life at the crossroads of humanity.
by Glenn Starkey (@GStarkeyBooks)
Prior to Halloween I walked through a major store and observed Christmas products already intermingled with Thanksgiving items on the shelves. Goblins, pilgrims, and elves are a confusing menagerie of images when you are supposed to only be buying a bag of candy for “Trick or Treaters.”
Well, look who is here - ME! I know, you are all surprised, glad your lives have made it to this point as I was certain mine would not, but here I am still paying taxes.
And still preferring little j little g (jim greenwald)