Linda Maye Adams

Monthly Archives: September, 2014

Desert Storm: Logistics and the Build Up


Everything to do with supplies and carrying equipment and troops is called logistics in the military.  If you don’t have the supplies, soldiers can have problems with basic things like not get enough food.  That was one of the reasons the First Battle at Manassas during the Civil War was such a surprise to everyone.  …

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Exorcising Writing How-to Advice


Last week, I wrote about leaving the writing message boards because my writing was getting polluted by a lot of the nonsense advice being passed around.  But I’d also started pulling back from general writing advice from how-to books even before that (some writers were absolutely horrified at this.  Writing advice is a huge safety …

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Desert Storm: Packing for War


I went out to a trip to California last year, and I just took a carry on bag with about three shirts and three pairs of pants in it.  I was definitely more lightweight than some of the people at the airport, who had giant suitcases.  Sometimes we pack way too much for short trips. …

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Desert Storm: 25th Anniversary Reunion


I’ve been invited to a Desert Storm 25th Anniversary Reunion next year.  It’s for vets of the war in general, so not my specific union or battalion.  It’s a cruise, which I wouldn’t mind doing, since I’ve never been on a cruise.  At least, unless you count the Catalina Flyer, which was when I was …

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Almost a Year Off the Writing Message Boards


It’s kind of surprising to realize that I’ve been off writing message boards for almost a year.  I woke up one day and just deleted all the links to the writing message boards, and I was done.  I’d been on the boards since at least 2007, and honestly, I haven’t missed them. When I first …

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Desert Storm: Packing Even More Equipment!


I was at Barnes and Noble and saw the “U.S. Army Survival Kit” they were selling. It was a box, about the size of two hardback books laid side by side. Had a blanket and and few other things in. I was kind of scratching my head it because none of seemed particularly hardy enough …

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Desert Storm to September 11, 2001


When we came home from Desert Storm, everyone was already saying, “We’re going back,” because we hadn’t finished what had been started.  And, of course, we know that’s exactly what happened because of 911. I was in Washington, DC on that day, working at the same place I am now.  I was in the National …

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Pocket Kitten


Cuteness alert!

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