August 2014 - Marliss Melton

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Stop Terrorist Recruitment at the Sou...

Stop Terrorist Recruitment at the Source

I’m dismayed by the recent news that a 33-year-old American citizen went to fight for the Syrian terrorist group, ISIS, the same group that murdered American journalist James Foley. Now Douglas McCain, who was born in Chicago and lived in San Diego, is dead, and his posthumous fame provides a sick example to other disenchanted, […]

Navy SEAL walks onto Northwestern Foo...

Navy SEAL walks onto Northwestern Football Team

Is there anything a SEAL can’t do? The only answer I can come up with is “give birth.” No SEAL has done that yet, but once women are permitted to try out for the Teams, starting in 2016, that could definitely happen. Where regular people see limitations, a Navy SEAL sees challenges. Take Navy SEAL […]

Military Dogs, A Bond of Brotherhood

There’s a pup in my house–a husky/blue-heeler mix–who sparked my imagination and led me to write Look Again, A novella featuring a wounded Navy SEAL veteran and the dog (and woman) who changed his life for the better. Researching the use of therapy dogs taught me about dogs used in military service (See my last blog […]

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