Linda Maye Adams

Category Archives: Military

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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Woman WWII Prisoner of War


Every time I hear about themed months or “firsts” (first woman this or that), it’s sad to see.  The first is that it seems to be the only way women get visibility for accomplishments and that we really should be beyond firsts … and still aren’t. When I first got to Washington DC, everyone was …

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Twilight Zone Origins in War


Being a Science Fiction fan, I grew up on reruns of Star Trek, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and Twilight Zone, just to name a few.  Probably the most memorable Twilight Zone episode is the one with William Shatner and the monster on the wing.  I couldn’t help it; I put a nod …

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World War I and Desert Storm


Over the weekend, I made my first real outing (other than grocery stores) to a lecture at the library on World War I.   It’s the 100th anniversary of WWI, the 75 anniversary of WWII, and the 25th anniversary of Desert Storm. It was an interesting lecture, and I was also surprised at some of …

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