Linda Maye Adams

Soldier, Storyteller

Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Would Star Trek Exist without Star Wars?


William Shatner made a comment last week that Star  Trek wouldn’t have existed without Star Wars.  It sounds wrong, simply because Star Trek aired in 1966, and Star Wars was released in 1977.  It sounds backwards. Except it is and it isn’t. First Came Star Trek In the last week, I’ve run into multiple articles …

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The Magic of First Experiences


We always get a day like today in Washington DC once fall sets in for a stay. The sky goes very blue, and the winds start up, scattering brown leaves all over the streets. I usually have to stop visiting any parks at this point because there are so many leaves on the ground that …

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Snuffled by a Dragon and Other Summer Activities


So far, most of my summer has been marked by the high humidity of Washington, DC, and the accompanying thunderstorms. It’s like the air gets so full of humidity that it has to pour rain. We had a monster thunderstorm come through on the heels of Hurricane Bill and there was something like ten tornado …

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Desert Storm: Thanksgiving in the Persian Gulf


When I was growing up in Southern California, Thanksgiving was usually a potluck dinner at our neighbors house. He’d set up a table outside in his driveway, and everyone would show up. Yeah, it was outside. November in Los Angeles was still pretty warm out, though we would have said it was starting to get …

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Desert Storm: First Look at Saudi Arabia


My first experiences of seeing Saudi Arabia were from the back of a CUCV. A CUCV, which is a fancy acronym, for what’s basically a suburban truck. They didn’t have enough room for all of us, so I ended up in the back area, like when we were kids and road in the back of …

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Desert Storm: Arrival in Saudi Arabia


I guess I imagined the enemy shooting at us as our plane flew into Saudi Arabia. It’s like that in the movies, and when McLean Stevenson wanted to leave MASH, the character was killed just like that. Being a writer is not a good thing when you’re going to war. There’s too many things you …

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Summer, Mirages, and Dog Periscopes in Los Angeles


When I hear flip-flops, I always think of summer, and Southern California.  As scary as it sounds, when I was growing up, we didn’t initially have air conditioning.  So it was leave open the front door, leave closed the screen door, and crank open all the windows.  Didn’t help much though.  Hot is hot in …

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Project a Week: Week 5


When I started the week, I wanted to do a science fiction story.  I watched the lecture “How to Think Like a Science Fiction Writer,” which talks about how to write science fiction if you don’t have a science background.  That fit me perfectly. The idea was do something with living under the sea.  When …

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Take me out to the Dodgers game


When I was growing up, one of the things we often did was go to a Dodger game.  Summers were always really hot in Los Angeles, so sitting out in an open stadium was a great way to cool off.  We had both the Los Angeles Dodgers and the California Angels, but we liked the …

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The Magic of Rain


We just had several days of rain and thunderstorms in Washington, DC.  The humidity gets so high during the summer that the rain just bursts in a thunderstorm like it’s releasing all this pressure. It’s also the opposite of where I grew up, which was in Los Angeles.  If you’ve never been there, Los Angeles …

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