When not talking or writing about himself in the third-person, T.M. Lindsey is a freelance writer whose foray into writing began with a satiric weekly column in The Daily Iowan, before finding new homes to squat on a myriad of blogs including Witsend Here, Nussle & Flow, and Political Fallout and Say Something Funny.
Confessions of a Cold War Veteran is my (note p.o.v. switch, dear Civilian) latest plunge into the blogsphere, an exercise prescribed by Therapist Bob, my closest advisor. Therapist Bob recommended publicly purging my experiences while actively serving in the Army during the tail-end of the Cold War (1986 – 1994) as a means of putting the past behind me, thus tearing down the wall erected between the right and left sides off my brain.
Moreover, based on Therapist Bob’s recommendations, Confessions of a Cold War Veteran will provide me with a safe, nuclear-free space to share my insights as a Cold War Veteran on contemporary issues, military and otherwise.
To help feed my penchant for satire and writing habit, I’ve written straight journalism for the Iowa Independent and the Iowa Veterans Blog. Some of my work has been referenced or appeared on Huffington Post and the New York Times. I’ve also interviewed several authors for articles including Gary Trudeau, Paul Krugman, Sherman Alexie, and Mike Farrell (from television’s M*A*S*H*”).
When I’m not writing and/or waiting for Cold War II to start, I teach high school English in Iowa City, Iowa to pay most of the bills. The rest I’ve forwarded to God, who I TRUST will pay in a timely fashion. Most of my waking hours are spent raising my three boys and reenacting Sisyphus as I push a never-ending pile of students’ papers to the top of a hill with the intent of pushing them over the edge — only to have them roll backwards in an attempt to kill me. Despite Therapist Bob’s counsel to cut M.S.G. (More Shit to Grade), Big Brother keeps piling the papers on to keep my subversive musings in check.