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September

All Hallow’s Read Giveaway Contest!

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The leaves are turning, the pigeons are fluffing up their feathers, and the weather is backpedaling faster than a con­gressman caught red-handed in an air­port bath­room. That can only mean one thing folks: autumn is upon us. The crisp bite to … Con­tinue reading

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September

Wil Wheaton’s Law of … Policing

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I have been asked over and over again lately to com­ment on events evolving in Fer­guson. That’s dif­fi­cult for me to do, as I haven’t been there, and I know these kinds of sit­u­a­tions are intensely fluid and wildly dis­torted … Con­tinue reading

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June

Free Story — A Place for Heroes

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Anyone who knows me has heard me say that I nei­ther read nor write short fic­tion, except when I do. What I mean by that phrase is that I *rarely* read or write short fic­tion, because long form is really where … Con­tinue reading

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May

On diet, fitness and giving yourself a break

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Lately, I’ve been get­ting a lot of requests for diet and exer­cise advice. Staying in shape is a job require­ment for me. Every few months, I get a new sailor into the unit, on average 10–15 years younger than I. … Con­tinue reading

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May

Getting PTSD Right

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I’ve written before about how PTSD is a phe­nom­enon that’s poorly under­stood. More recently, I wrote about how the impact of killing of not only the killer, but every ancil­lary par­tic­i­pant in the process sev­eral layers out. Both pieces were … Con­tinue reading