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For My Father and All Veterans, I Will Never Forget

For My Father and All Veterans, I Will Never Forget
Armed with a camera and a 45 handgun, my father fought fascism in the most unlikely of places: Iceland. His repair ship, Vulcan, dodged Nazi U-boats on the North Atlantic as it churned through the black-green waves of an angry sea. Nestled in convoy, Vulcan housed a photo lab, carpentry, and machine shop. Possessed the... Read more »

Remembering A Cousin I Never Knew on Memorial Day

Remembering A Cousin I Never Knew on Memorial Day
A version of this post was first published on Memorial Day 2016. His name was Robert Eugene Enright. He was a farmer who grew up in Madison County, Iowa. Robert was my mother’s cousin. My grandfather’s only nephew. I never knew him. My cousin Mary, who is now in her 80s, told me that her... Read more »

Wales: Near Chepstow Castle on the Wye River

Wales: Near Chepstow Castle on the Wye River
In 2008, I attended a conference in Iceland titled The Arctic Convoys: A Lifeline Across the Atlantic. I came because my father was a Navy photomate in Iceland during WWII and a number of his photos were on display. At the time, I was finishing up a novel inspired by my father’s experiences in Iceland... Read more »
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