Published Work

Warriors

By Charles Corley, Jr. VA Medical Center — Hines, IL   We have come together because there is no easy way. We are searching step-by-step for a way and a language: a way to see ourselves clearly and a language to give and receive the love that is hidden somewhere in each of us. There(…)

What Color is it, Ma?

By Kay Baluta VA Medical Center — Wilkes-Barre, PA   I didn’t know he was dying as I held him in my arms. His eyes were closed and he repeated over and over, “Ma, what color it is?” Not knowing what he meant I simply replied, “I don’t know Mike. I don’t know.” He opened(…)

May… the Busiest Month of the Year?

May… the Busiest Month of the Year? By Richard Reignier VA Medical Center — St. Cloud, MN I think that May is probably the busiest month of the year. Consider these things:  The mothers are thinking about and looking forward to Mother’s Day.  The fathers are thinking about the fishing opener.  The tomato and flower plants(…)

Adversity

Adversity  By Rodney Maxwell VA Medical Center — Buffalo, NY   Adversity is misfortune when things go wrong:   medical conditions, finances, family and spouse problems,  friends, or even transportation. I could list a book  filled with adversity. Something will always go wrong  no matter how and what you plan. It is a part of life and  human nature. Adversity(…)

What Veterans’ Voices Gives to Me

  What Veterans’ Voices Gives to Me   By Tim Segrest VA Medical Center — Albuquerque, NM   I was asked to write about something that I, surprisingly, hadn’t really thought much about. I was asked how sharing my writings with you, my reader, helps me. Well, I have to be honest when I say that I really write(…)