Inspiration Unpacked: Are We Ready to Grow Up?


The world now demands a maturity of America that we may not be able to achieve. ~ Dr. Martin Luther King

A Personal History Lesson — On Turning 65

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Thoughts on women’s rights and war, on stay-at-home dads and empty nest syndrome. From someone who’s been there, done that.

Tai Sao?


All Vietnam veterans have stories. Allen Fraser Clark’s involves a child, a game, and a tragedy.

Honoring the Rest Who Served

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When most people think of veterans and heroes, they think of men in uniform. But Memorial Day is for the others who served, too.

Veterans Dying On Waiting List: What it Means


Iraq War veteran Michael Anthony discusses the latest VA crisis and what it means for veterans and the United States.

What’s So Wrong With Patriotic Versions of History?

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What happens when we start revising history to make ourselves more comfortable? Jim Rigby offers a warning.

My Dad: Vietnam Veteran & Man in the 21st Century


Sara Freeman interviews her father about his military experiences and about being a man in the 21st century.

When Does a War Truly End?


Thomas Pluck believes that wars battle on until everyone touched by them is dead. And on and on they go.

Good Men Profile: Kurt Vonnegut

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God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.

The Sound of Hatred

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A harrowing audio recording from the Vietnam War.

Author John Del Vecchio: Why He Wrote ‘The 13th Valley’ (VIDEO)


The New York Times called the book, “Powerful. . . real. . . terrifying”

Robert F. Kennedy and Me

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On the 45th anniversary of his death, Deborah A. Lott describes the reaction to the assassination of Bobby Kennedy: in the Ambassador Hotel where he was scheduled to speak, and in the days and years after.

Author Allen Clark on Why Men Fight

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Allen Clark is a trip tour of duty, Purple Heart recipient who used his journey of personal healing to find the good in life.

On Soldiers: Memorial Day 2013 [Video]

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The writers who bring the battles home, on the bonds of war.

Author William Broyles on His Return Trip to Vietnam (VIDEO)

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William Broyles has written a “gripping memoir” about his return to Vietnam and his attempts to make sense of the war.

The Old Man Is Way Cooler Than You

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Marco Greenberg has come to the somewhat sad realization that he will never be as cool as his dad.