Memorial Day 2016

We remember.

My Father, the Reluctant Soldier

Dan Szczesny listens to his father tell a story of his time in WWII, and they both learn something.

Old War Movies and the News

Army veteran and GMP favorite Dwight Gray shares a winning poem on war, socialization, and one boy’s path to soldierhood.

A Meditation on Peace for Memorial Day

On a day dedicated to the sacrifices of war, Thomas Fiffer presents peace as the ultimate conqueror.

Memorial Day: Through the Eyes of a Veteran

Sean Davis remembers the fallen soldiers he served with and looks ahead to new challenges.

What Does Memorial Day Make You Think Of?

A series of short personal reflections on the multiple meanings of Memorial Day.

The Man Who Sought Asylum

Home is just one of the things a refugee loses in David Bergman’s moving poem.

Mahatma Gandhi’s 5 Teachings To Bring About World Peace

“How can I make difference so that I may bring peace to this world that I love and cherish so much? A name flickers instantly in my mind.”  – Mahatma Gandhi — “If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable. He lived, thought, acted and inspired by the vision of humanity evolving toward a world […]

It’s Never Been About U.S.

The United States of America is a version of The Walking Dead. We are walking around like zombies.

My Father Buys a Ballroom in Shanghai, China, 1944

Lois Roma-Deeley shows how our parents can surprise us in this poem, which is a “war story” in every sense of the term.

In Fact, Someone Does Believe in the Song ‘Imagine’

In the “Conversation No One is Having”, GMP Editor Rob Watson takes on Editor Jeremy McKeen’s assertion that “no one believes in the song “Imagine.” Rob found someone.

10 Reasons No One Really Believes in the Song ‘Imagine’

You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not.

Shooting Silhouettes

U.S. Army veteran Dwight Gray writes of fear and bravado on the shooting range.

What Being a Comedian Taught Me About Humility and Loss

Why one woman’s gratitude for his comedy routine was so sobering, and so welcome.

Today’s Freedom Fighter, Tomorrow’s Tyrant?

We always think we’d be the hero or the good guy. But would we really?

War Boy

What can a boy make out of nothing? The story of Deng Thiak Adut is a look inside the modern man’s soul.