LISTEN to “Wait for Me” Prologue

  WASHINGTON, DC, 19 September 2022 — You now can listen to the audio version of my memoir, “Wait for Me: True Stories of War, Love and Rock & Roll.” Here is the Prologue of the book. Sadly, war is a constant in human history. Only a fraction of that time is free of war […]

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WASHINGTON, DC, 11 September 2022 — I wrote this book because I had to. Because I needed to. In this audio version of the memoir’s Introduction, I explain why and how I put the book together. Take a listen at If you like what you hear, you can purchase the audio version of the […]

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Back to “Wait for Me”

WASHINGTON, DC, 4 September 2022 — After a summer of professional and personal endeavors, I’m back posting brief sections of the audio version of my memoir, “Wait for Me: True Stories of War, Love and Rock & Roll.” I think it makes sense to begin with the book’s “Author’s Note,” in which I discuss the […]

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A “Just” War? book reading and discussion

WASHINGTON, DC, 29 June 2022 — What do a crisis reporter and former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine think about “just” wars and the current conflict in Ukraine? You are invited to join us for A “Just” War? to find out! When: Thursday July 14th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Where: American University’s Bender Library or virtually […]

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My Nicaraguan Family

WASHINGTON, DC, 4 June 2022 — When my memoir made its debut, legendary foreign correspondent and former New York Times bureau chief for Mexico and Central America Alan Riding was kind enough to review the book for ReVista Harvard Review of Latin America. He wrote: “I was an old hand in Central America by the […]

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“Wait for Me” audio book excerpt

WASHINGTON, DC, 18 May 2022 — You now can LISTEN to excerpts from my memoir, Wait for Me: True Stories of War, Love and Rock & Roll. Former Miami Herald photojournalist Murry Sill made this image of me while we were embedded with Sandinista Army forces in Nicaragua’s northern mountains during the early 1980s. You […]

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