Linda Maye Adams

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The Voice of Women Veterans


The Washington Post published the Five Myths about Female Veterans today, and unfortunately, all of the are true. When I came home from Desert Storm, I was hungry for something that explained how I was feeling.  China Beach had just been cancelled and gone into reruns.  I devoured it. I also read and reread A …

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Adventures Around The Web November 4-10, 2017


It was unnaturally warm in Philadelphia last week. For Veteran’s Day, we’re getting cold and blustery. Down into the 20s.  The fall colors are finally coming in, but largely pretty washed out.  Not the vibrant ones that are so pretty. 10 Ways Posture Affects Productivity (and How to Improve Both) Writing can be pretty sedentary, so …

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5 Fun Facts You Don’t Know About Me


During a science fiction convention, two women and I ate lunch in the hotel restaurant with actor David Hedison (James Bond) and watched two cats play outside the window. I went to my first science fiction convention in 1976 costumed as Lieutenant Uhura and got trapped in a parking garage.  I’m a cat magnet.  When …

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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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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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Time Markers in Stories


Time in stories was the subject of an Odyssey online conference.  I hadn’t really thought of time before, at least not until I started putting light into every scene. When I was in Desert Storm, time was strange.  We didn’t have weekends off, so it was get up each morning, have formation, go to work. …

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Men and Women Military Living Together? Shocking!


The Marines Corps has some growing pains with regards to women living with the men in the field.  Any one of the military services are notorious for being slow to change, and this particular change is pretty glacial. “You’re going to have sex, you’re going to have love, you’re going to have relationships, and it’s …

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Christmas Lights for Soldiers


This is Lee Greenwood’s iconic song God Bless The USA done to Christmas lights.  It was kind of like a Desert Storm theme song–when I returned home, I heard it everywhere on the radio.  The radio stations would play it on the anniversary of the start of the war, until the second Iraq war started. …

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Civilians try out the MRE (Meals Ready to Eat)


MRE, or Meals Ready to Eat is a common meal given to the soldiers in the field or at war.  In the field, it was a lunch meal.  During Desert Storm, there was a point where we at three MREs a day, mainly because the mess hall was so far away and the food was …

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