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"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."— John Green


Follow Friday (12)

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee at Parajunkee's View and Alison at Alison Can Read.  It is an awesome opportunity to network other book blogs.  
Welcome to Follow Friday! Let me tell you what is going on today.
  • First PJV & Alison will be featuring one blogger from this great community each Friday along with having the Follow My Book Blog feature. 
  • Each week one blogger will be selected as a feature, so sign up for the Follow Feature. Future features are picked randomly.
This week's question is:

In light of 11.11.11 and Veteran's Day tell us about your favorite solider and how he or she is saving the world. Fictional or real life.

My favorite soldier is my father.  He was in the Navy for over 25 years, and retired just a few years ago before the war in Afganistan and Iraq broke out.  Which I am thankful for, but he was sorry not to be fighting, defending the country he so believes in.  If you want to see a real American, then I implore you to meet and speak with a soldier.  They believe in the core values of America so much: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.  

My father tells me so many stories (the ones he can anyway) about doing his duty for the country.  Serving during the Gulf War forced him to see death and destruction first hand, exactly what the amazing men and women fighting now are forced to see.  That can change people.  It isn't easy.  I hate the people who are so ignorant to call soldiers warmongers when what they do is nothing like that.  

So on this Veteran's Day, as I'm enjoying an awesome BBQ with my father and the rest of my family, I want you to go out and research the soldiers of this nation: what they do for you and what risks they take every day.  Remember, not all of them are as lucky as others, and they don't all come back home safe and sound; because of that, we need to give them all the support possible even if you don't believe in the cause they're fighting for.  It's not the cause we need to focus on, it's the people.


  1. Hi there,

    Great posting. It's inspiring to read about families in this weeks Follow Book Blog

    Enjoy your BBQ!


  2. Hello! New follower here. I'm amazed at how many people have family in the military. For me, only my grandparents have served. If you want to pay me a visit I'm over at:

  3. New follower. Very nicely worded. Your dad's awesome!

    You can find my FF here.

  4. Some people have friends and/or family who served or who is serving in the military. Other people aren’t really keen on the long-standing war and really have no answer at all.

    As for me? I don’t know anyone who is serving or who has served so I decided to go with what I want and chose a fictional soldier as an answer. The thing is, I had four prime candidates! I did eventually end up with one with a lengthy explanation. Care to know who it is? Follow me back to http://www.howardsherman.net and find out!

    In celebration of today’s cool date of 11/11/11 I’m offering a special $11 discount off all my interactive fiction books! Sure I’m a book blogger but I’m also an author. All the details of the $11 off on 11/11/11 is at the bottom of my Follow Friday blog post.

    Since I’m posting this kind of late just add 'FF’ to the coupon code and it’ll be valid all weekend long!

    Thank God it’s Follow Friday!

    Howard Sherman, Implementor

  5. happy vet's day! I'm a follower here!

    stop by my blog?! I just got a SHINY new scifi design to go along with my book! :)


  6. Happy follow Friday!!! My blog is hosting two giveaways currently (the one that just started today is for your choice of a Wendy Delsol book! Stork, Frost or The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls!) I would love it if you would stop by and enter! Thank you and TGIF/Happy Veteran's Day!!!

    The Writers Voice:


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