Here's a link to a blog post by UK contributor, Will Tottle. Will describes how music therapy can benefit people suffering from various mental health problems, including PTSD.Read More
This op-ed was published by the Raleigh News & Observer on November 11, 2016. Click here to read it in the N&O.
In the flowerbed of our family home there is a stone marker; we placed it there five years ago in memory of my father after he passed away. Several times a year – on his birthday, the anniversary of his death, and Veteran’s Day – I take a moment to stop by and reflect on the life of a man forever scarred by war....Read More
. . . His first days in-country have been spent humping through a vast sea of grass known as the Plain of Reeds. There are open fields where there is nothing but the green grass and the blue sky. Sometimes the stalks are taller than him, and seem to close in around him and pluck at his clothes like grasping fingers.Read More
My father was a Vietnam vet and a double amputee, and The Inherited War is a collection of stories from our lives together. My intention in writing this book is to tell how the Vietnam War affected my dad and how he, in turn, affected his family. It’s my father’s story, seen through my eyes; it’s also the story of my life, in which my dad is a principal character.Read More
. . . I heard Dad open the door and leave his bedroom. The wheelchair made a lot of noise, and he often bumped into the doorframe or the wall when he was leaving the room. I heard him go up the hallway. I don’t know how much time passed, but when I left my room I was startled to see Dad sitting at the opposite end of the hall.Read More
. . . We’d all been focused on Dad for so long, on his trauma and his stress, we’d forgotten about ourselves. I thought about my time in college, and it all made sense. I’d always thought I was weak, that there was just something wrong with me.Read More