Gwenism #2

This isn't a game of Go Fish... This is Chess. Pawns will be sacrificed, and as many other pieces as is necessary for that matter, in order for me to be the Queen of this battle...~First uttered by me I'm not sure when. This ism is my current favorite. And, honestly, how could it not … Continue reading Gwenism #2

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

See Me

I drifted up to the ticket kiosk. Black leggings, black and white sweater, a bajillion chains around my long neck, very dangly chain earnings, nose ring, all the black eye makeup... drifting in my wheelchair in the Army hospital. Cause that's how I roll.