The Riddle of the Sword

I watched part of a documentary program the other night about the sword in world culture. It talked about a number of things, but what interested me the most was the resurgence of european martial arts.  The fascinating part of watching historical documentation of martial swordplay was that it became lost not because of the gun, […]

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My Writing Website

I am keeping this short and sweet today, by offering my website for anyone who comes across this blog:  http://www.rmalmeida.net. I will return tomorrow, with a new series.

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A Dedication to Those of Us Who Served: The First Years

My plane had just landed at Clark Air Force Base, Phillippines on a late September day.  Nothing is left of the base since the Pinatubo eruption, but looking back to those days, I can still remember every minute I was there. The first thing that I remember was the heat, not a dry heat like one would […]

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A Dedication to Those of Us Who Served: How we Survived Boot Camp

In preparation for Memorial Day this weekend, I was thinking of writing about the 20 years that I served in the military. So, for the next 4 days, I will begin to recount my time in the service. This day will be dedicated to the days that led to my entering the service. It was […]

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My Writing Post (Final Installment)

In addition to this blog, I am also writing a fantasy book, actually a trilogy.  The next few blog posts will discuss the story at length and what it is about.  I will endeavor to discuss why I wrote each chapter, and why I felt it was important to discuss what I wanted to discuss in the book. […]

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My Writing Post (Cont. Installment #3)

In addition to this blog, I am also writing a fantasy book, actually a trilogy.  The next few blog posts will discuss the story at length and what it is about.  I will endeavor to discuss why I wrote each chapter, and why I felt it was important to discuss what I wanted to discuss in the book. […]

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My Writing Post (Cont.)

In addition to this blog, I am also writing a fantasy book, actually a trilogy.  The next few blog posts will discuss the story at length and what it is about.  I will endeavor to discuss why I wrote each chapter, and why I felt it was important to discuss what I wanted to discuss in the book. […]

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My Writing Post

In addition to this blog, I am also writing a fantasy book, actually a trilogy.  The next few blog posts will discuss the story at length and what it is about.  I will endeavor to discuss why I wrote each chapter, and why I felt it was important to discuss what I wanted to discuss in the book. […]

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Working ’til it hurts

It is 12:44 a.m., and I am working on my blog.  We were entertaining a visitor today, so I have not had a lot of time to think about what to write.  Sufficed to say, my eyes are burning, my ideas are not coming to mind and I am sore from head to toe.  On that note, I leave you […]

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Working Like a Teacher…errr, Writer

It looks like I have some great people reading my blog.  I have decided to “fess up” a little about myself. I have been writing since 1985.  I have won international literary awards for my work, was a published short story writer, and had a chance to write for a San Diego paper as well.  If you […]

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