Peaches, Plywood, and a Platoon: A Veteran’s Story About the Battle for Okinawa

Near the end of WWII on the Pacific front, my grandfather Cuyler, who was in the Navy, was stationed in Okinawa. He was a member of a PT boat crew that didn’t have a PT boat. They were camped on the beaches during the late spring and summer of 1945. He was a creative sort … Continue reading Peaches, Plywood, and a Platoon: A Veteran’s Story About the Battle for Okinawa

Better

Sitting at the end of an incredibly long day that followed another long day (that came after a few other long days) I find myself sitting in a place of peace. My leg still isn’t healed. I’m still quarantined at home. I am still a walking *cough* wheeling, talking Petri dish so still not able … Continue reading Better

Reblog: Phoenix 

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when there’s a message you need to hear, you will hear it if you will only listen. Eclipsed Words By Aishwarya Shah FALL SEVEN TIMES, STAND UP EIGHT. She loved to play with fire not knowing how much it was dwelling in her own heart. For that blaze … Continue reading Reblog: Phoenix