The Soldier and the Squirrel introduces children to the Purple Heart

through a loving story of a friendship between a newly wounded soldier

and Rocky the squirrel with his backyard friends. This story began as a

blog during my first year in bed after my incident. With much

encouragement, it is now a book and has been placed in the

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum. Please watch the video

on the About page to learn for the Soldier & Rocky are changing children's






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I will Read A Book

Today I will read a book.

Because books are written from the heart.

You can't spin a book.

Well, yes you can on a table. During a drinking game. But a book has a cover people are told not to judge. News doesn't.

So today, I will read a book.

News has a way of finding the soils in something pure. It can twist liquid rage from a child's arm. Turn innocence to furor.

So today, I will read a book.

News can be used for good
For making a tangible change
I know because I've seen it done
When people are engaged
In something larger than themselves
How life is supposed to look

For today, the good news is,
I will read a book.

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