Notes from the road: my inner Smedley Butler

This morning, I get to pretend I’m 1/3 my age, when I didn’t think much of getting up early to ride halfway across the world for a good cause. (Above: 18-year-old me in Washington, D.C., at the 1981 Women’s Pentagon Action. I’d traveled there from Binghamton, New York.) In this case, I’m catching a rideContinue reading “Notes from the road: my inner Smedley Butler”

. Saluting 4,000 vets on the White House lawn

No, not in 2003. Not in 1971. In  1932. The data caught up on me Friday, but May 29, 1932 was when the Bonus March arrived in Washington, D.C. — and laid the groundwork for how the U.S. currently pays veterans for their service in war. These were veterans of the ‘Great War’,World War I: from ourContinue reading “. Saluting 4,000 vets on the White House lawn”