The Game – 2017 Ohio State vs. Michigan – One Playoff Hopeful, One Down and Out

This post is part of a series of posts in which I have documented, in a completely biased manner, my experiences at, the build up to, and the aftermath of each Ohio State-Michigan game since I became a freshman at Ohio State in 2002. I have attended every game in person except The Game inContinue reading “The Game – 2017 Ohio State vs. Michigan – One Playoff Hopeful, One Down and Out”

“Bring NATO Back:” The Story of How I (and Others) Enabled Iraq to Fight Terrorism Through a Partnership with the Allies

On one of the most beautiful days I had seen in Baghdad, Iraq in my five months being posted to the Political-Military Affairs section of the US Embassy there, I had my final lunch with Colonel Mike Russell, and Irishman and officer in the British Army. We went to the dining facility and had whatContinue reading ““Bring NATO Back:” The Story of How I (and Others) Enabled Iraq to Fight Terrorism Through a Partnership with the Allies”

Writing, Marketing, and Publishing Lessons I Learned from Attending BookBaby’s #IndieAuthorCon in Philly

From November 3rd through 5th, I attended BookBaby’s Independent Author Convention at the Sonesta Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. While I wasn’t blown away by the conference or its speakers, I gained useful insight into the book publishing process for independent authors, including marketing and publicity planning and perspectives on how and when and from whomContinue reading “Writing, Marketing, and Publishing Lessons I Learned from Attending BookBaby’s #IndieAuthorCon in Philly”