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“We Hit Back” Featured in Abyss & Apex

I’m very excited to announced that my first published story of 2017, “We Hit Back“, now appears in the sixty-first issue of Abyss & Apex. “We Hit Back” was inspired by a thought experiment about the implications of creating and building … Continue reading

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“Pinned” Featured in Kasma SF Magazine

My story, “Pinned”, is now live on the Kasma SF Magazine website. Prior to reporting to Fort Knox for the Armor Officer Basic Course (AOBC) as a newly-minted second lieutenant in November 1998, former tankers and cavalrymen had warned me … Continue reading

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Remembering Jay on Memorial Day 2016

Every Memorial Day, I honor the sacrifice of my friend, Jay. As the world changes and the years fade, it is more important than ever that we never forget those who have selflessly sacrificed their lives in the service of our … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: May 1, 1918

May 1, 1918 Sighted Cape Charles Lighthouse on 4 to 8 A.M. watch. Anchored in Hampton Roads 10 o’clock and docked at Newport News, Va. 2 P.M.

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: April 30, 1918

April 30, 1918 Worked all day issuing small stores. Weather warm, except at night when rain storm came up.

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: April 29, 1918

April 29, 1918 On watch 8 to 12 A.M. Weather warm, sea calm as a lake. Had boxing matches on deck in afternoon.

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: April 28, 1918

April 28, 1918 On watch 4 to 6 P.M. Sighted three masted sailing vessel at 2 P.M. acting suspiciously. Had “General Quarters” and maneuvered around her in effort to discern her nationality, but she refused to show colors and endeavored … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: April 27, 1918

April 27, 1918 On watch 12 to 4 A.M. Very cold. Iceberg reported in immediate vicinity. Rained most of day.

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: April 26, 1918

April 26, 1918 On watch 12 to 4 P.M. Nearly ran down a British tanker in fog at 3 P.M. off Great Banks. Weather very cold. Thunder and lightning storm, followed by hail, rain and snow in afternoon.

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: April 25, 1918

April 25, 1918 On watch 4 to 6 P.M.

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