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Writing and Reading

2017: A Year in Reading

I’m desperately bad at keeping these personal channels filled with useful things. However, after reading Roxane Gay’s 2017 reading list, I felt inspired to do the same on here.

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Writing and Reading

The Evolution of the Tomb of the Unknowns – The Atlantic

Earlier this month, I had an article come out in The Atlantic regarding the ongoing evolution of military memorials and mourning, with a focus on Arlington’s Tomb of the Unknowns.

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Writing and Reading

War Stories Wraps Up Season One

If memory serves me correctly, War Stories was founded during the centenary ceremony of the Somme.

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Writing and Reading

War Stories Episode Two

This past week, Angry Staff Officer and I released the second episode of our audio show, War Stories. In this episode of the show titled, “Patton at the Saint-Mihiel Salient,” we set the remaining foundation for this season with the story of then Captain George S. Patton’s efforts in developing the AEF’s light tank school and […]

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War Stories Launches

If you’ve followed me on Twitter the past six to eight weeks, you’ve probably noticed some cryptic Tweets about a new storytelling/podcast project I’ve been working on alongside Angry Staff Officer. Last week, we announced the show, War Stories, to those outside the small group we asked to serve as beta listeners of the project. I’m […]

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Exiting the Comfort Zone – from the Atlantic Council’s Art of the Future

Today, I recalled some of the lessons learned from MWG’s recent workshop that took place at Defense Entrepreneurs Forum’s DEF[x]DC conference for the Atlantic Council.

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Writing and Reading

May 2016 Work

This May will be a busy one, with podcasts from the Military Writers Guild and the American Security Project as well as a writing workshop hosted by the Military Writers Guild and Defense Entrepreneurs Forum.

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Thoughts and Theories Writing and Reading

On the (mis)use of history – The Pen and the Sword

This weekend, I sat down to chat with Nate Finney and Angry Staff Officer about the use and misuse of history in military and national security circles.

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Writing and Reading

The Pen and the Sword, Episode 2 – Carrie Morgan and Kama Shockey

In the second episode of the Military Writers Guild’s podcast, The Pen and the Sword, I was joined by Carrie Morgan and Kama Shockey.

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Thoughts and Theories Writing and Reading

A Belated Year in Review

There was much to be thankful for this past year. Perhaps that’s not a particularly insightful phrase. After all, if a year goes by without those moments of brightness, it’d be an awfully disappointing prospect.