Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Holding Each Elephant’s Tail: An Anthology of Veterans’ Poetry and Prose The Missouri Warrior Writers Project, in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council, is pleased to announce a contest and call for submissions for its national anthology of writing by veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq about their wartime experience. This experience includes deployments and those who have never been deployed. Transition back into civilian life is also a topic of interest for this anthology. The contest will award 250.00 each to the top entries in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. All entries will be considered for publication in the anthology. There is no entry fee. Guidelines are listed below: Prose limited to 5000 words. Up to 3 poems (max 5 pages). Submissions that exceed these limits will be disqualified.  Deadline December 30, 2011. Winners will be announced by April 1, 2012.  There is no entry fee for submission, but submissions must be limited to one per person per genera  Manuscripts must be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word document. (Save with a *.doc extension). Please combine all poems into one document and use first poem as title. Send to: Put your name and contact information on the first page of your submission document and nowhere else within the manuscript. -Please include a brief (75 words or less) bio with your submission. Work previously published will be considered, but new work is preferred. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but we ask that you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. (This will avoid potentially awkward situations.) -Southeast Missouri State University Press acquires first-time North American rights for previously unpublished work. After publication, all rights revert to the author and the work may be reprinted as long as appropriate acknowledgement to the anthology is made. All entries will be considered for publication.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

MORE SUBMARINE REUNIONS: USS TRUMPETFISH (SS-425) 8/23/ to 8/29/2011 Branson, MO USS SPINAX (SS-489) 8/29/ to 9/2/2011 Branson, Missouri USS TECUMSEH (SSBN-628) 9/5 to9/11/2011 Branson, MO USS RAZORBACK (SS-270) 9/12/ to 9/16/2011 North Little Rock USS REDFISH (SS-395) 9/12 to 9/16/2011 North Little Rock USSS RONQUIL (SS-396) 9/12 to 9/16/2011 North Little Rock

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

SUBMARINE BOAT REUNIONS - USS Bugara (SS-331) September 5-11 Springfield, Missouri USS Carbonero (SS-337) September 5-11 Springfield, Missouri USS Lapon (SS-260) September 8-11 Springfield, MO USS Lapon (SSN-661) Sept 8-11 Springfield, MO USS Raton (SS-27o) Sept 7-11, Branson, MO USS Haddo (SS-255) Sept 9-26 Bridgeton, MO I will list more after the storm.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Great video of a Spontaneous Victory Parade in Honolulu in 1945. Take a look at this video-absolutely fabulous! Notice the cars and jeeps, youth. The guys in khaki (gray probably Coast Guard) shirts and black ties are Navy officers or chiefs. The rest are Army or Marine. How young they all were to do what they did. This guy really captured a moment in history! (You can listen to Jimmy Durante singing "I'll be Seeing You" in the background, too) This is a super video of a time past - we need to remember and be THANKFUL. Check out the color fidelity. It's not bad for 1945. Nothing will ever compare with Kodachrome film. Click here for the video:

Thursday, August 4, 2011

GOD CREATED SUBMARINES Prayers for our military families. Several submarine veterans or their wives are having health problems who are members of the Twin Lakes Submarine Base, Mountain Home, AR. We must keep them in our prayers.