Linda Maye Adams

Category Archives: Military

Adventures around the Web September 30-October 6, 2017


Story Bundle 2017 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle As always, there’s a writing bundle in time for Nano.  I always like these bundles because the quality is pretty high. I wouldn’t mind having either my military writer’s guide or my pantser’s guide show up in one of these… Women in the Military Service for America Memorial …

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Adventures Around the Web August 26-September 1, 2017


It’s been an unbelievably crazy week.  Even though I’m nowhere near Hurricane Harvey in Texas, I’ve had to help people at work who are there.  Everything is very chaotic, because the situation is so chaotic. Erin Kelly and Kevin Green Crews Cut Steel for the Next Aircraft Carrier Enterprise The Navy is building a new …

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A Writer/Veteran Looks at History: Fort Ward, Virginia


I’ve been disturbed at the attempts I’m seeing to destroy history.  In Baltimore, there’s talk of removing statues.  Remove history and you take away who we are.  Since Virginia has a whole lot of historical sites, I thought I would visit them and talk about them. First up is Fort Ward, which is in Alexandria, …

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Adventures Around the Web August 12-18, 2017


Fall is continuing into Washington DC.  Last week, I saw the first fall squash at the farmer’s market.  I’ll be visiting an end of summer tradition, the local county fare, today, and I decided to take the day off for the eclipse, in case everyone goes nuts.  In DC, you never know . These are …

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Adventures around the web August 5-9, 2017


Even though it’s August, the signs of fall are already showing up in Washington, DC.  I went to the farmer’s market in Old Town Alexandria this weekend and the first of the apples were for sale.  It’s hard to believe the summer is almost gone.  It always seems so short! Kevin Tumlinson on Medium Self …

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Adventures around the web July 29-August 4, 2017


Manu Saadia on The New Yorker The Enduring Lessons of Star Trek Very interesting article on how Star Trek The Next Generation went away from Star Trek’s original concept.  It mentions one of the things that I always had problems with: people all got along with each other.  That made it hard to do stories …

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Adventures around the web July 9-14, 2017


A lot of good links this week. Brett & Kate McKay from The Art of Manliness The History of Obstacle Courses for Military Fitness, Sport, and All-Around Toughness I’m using a military obstacle course for my third GALCOM Universe book, Cursed Planet. What better way to train for heavy gravity? While hunting down resources online …

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Adventures Around the Web July 2-8, 2017


I’m trying my hand with content curation this week in conjunction with writing in public.  Enjoy the stories! Alessandra Codinha in Vogue Magazine Women in the Military: The Female Soldiers on the Front Lines  When I look for photos of women on the military websites, I can’t find much.  Those available are pretty limited, like …

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Memorial Day Parade


I was back in the Memorial Day Parade again.  You can see the Desert Storm veterans at about 1:44.  I didn’t march this time … my foot was not up to the long walk.  I’m in the jeep immediately following the marchers.

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Ernest Hemingway – Traumatic Brain Injury?


I grew up watching TV shows where characters got whacked over the head fairly routinely, woke up, and was normal again. Not even a look at by a doctor.  And then, a few years ago, I met a former soldier who had a service dog.  She had a serious concussion and one of the aftereffects …

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