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Author: Michael Ingmire

Michael Ingmire: Real Men Love Cats

“We are the cats inside. We are the cats who cannot walk alone, and for us there is only one place” -William S. Burroughs, The Cat Inside  Like Mr. Burroughs, I too have embraced the cat inside....

Addicted America: The Big Pharma Cartel

“I’ve seen the needle and the damage done, a little part of it in everyone But every junkie’s like a setting sun…” -Neil Young, Needle and the Damage Done The recent disclosure by T...

Michael Ingmire: Media Madness

“Television eye before you got me hooked I used to read Now you’re by my bedside shining empty lights on me.” -Television Eye, John Mayall If you’re getting your news from the current American...

Book Review: The Awakening of a Surgeon by Dr. David H. Janda

Books continue to inform my intellect. I have to have the physical presence of a book in my hands. No Kindle reading for me. My literary habit usually involves reading two to six books a month....

Muscle Shoals Musician/Producer Rick Hall: Sorrow into Transcendence

The recent passing of Muscle Shoals Producer/Musician/Songwriter Rick Hall makes me pause once more. On a human level, it makes you think of your own mortality and the impact that we can have on...

Michael Ingmire on The Khattala Verdict: “An Insult to the Benghazi Victims”

PolitiChicks contributor Michael Ingmire continuously fights to bring justice to his nephew Sean Smith's violent (and unnecessary) death in Benghazi.

When Words Win Battles: The Navajo Code Talkers

“In beauty I walk. With beauty before me I walk. With beauty behind me I walk. With beauty around me I walk. With beauty above me I walk. With beauty below me I walk.” -Traditional Navajo Prayer...

Contemplating America From the Window of a Train

“When the train, it left the station with two lights on behind. Well, the blue light was my blues And the red light was my mind.”-Robert Johnson, Love in Vain I am sitting in an Amtrak station in...

Darkness in America: Veteran Suicides

 “Darkness, darkness, be my blanket Cover me with endless night”- Darkness, Darkness by Jesse Colin Young  As we approach the autumn of October I am reminded by my own experiences that September...

When Tragedy Turns into Transformation: 5 Years After Benghazi

“Whoever forsakes the old way for the new knows what he is losing but not what he will find.” -Richard Gambino, “Blood of My Blood” The joys of this life are determined by the people that we...

No Monopoly on Hatred

I was born in Kansas, but I was raised in Virginia. From the age of nine months through my mid-forties, I called the Norfolk, VA area my home. Born to a Military Father and a Medical Professional...

Why We Must Embrace the Lessons of Elder Wisdom

At the age of eight my father was murdered.  My thinking like a child was essentially over. It was innocence lost and never regained. I may have acted like a child, but my thought process had...

Action Alert Regarding Benghazi Justice: Release the Records!

September 2017 will be the fifth anniversary of the Benghazi terrorist attack and it is my second anniversary as a Politichicks Contributor. So far my twin passions are writing about the music...

An Open Letter to President Trump Regarding Benghazi From Sean Smith’s Uncle, Michael Ingmire

To: President Donald J. Trump      1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW        Washington, DC 20500  CC: Attorney General Jeff Sessions CC: Secretary of State, Rex W. Tillerson Dear President Trump: My name...

Hillary Cackles On

  Will she ever leave us? Will Hillary Clinton ever cease her incessant cackling and stop leading from the ego? Not likely and infinitely puzzling. When most criminals narrowly escape...

Gregg Allman: No More Cross to Bear

On May 27, 2017, singer, musician,and composer Gregg Allman passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia. He had been ill for quite some time. In 1999 he was diagnosed with Hepatitis C...

Memorial Day: Respect For All Warriors

Memorial Day is a day borne out of the aftermath of the Civil War designated to honor our fallen dead. It was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, National Commander of the...