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Author: Michael Ingmire

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...

Michael Ingmire: Why Jimi Still Matters

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens”-Jimi Hendrix August 21, 1968, I was 11 years old. I was supposed to be spending the night with a friend of mine who shall remain nameless here. Instead we...

Aftermath of Presidential Election: Reason is Missing in Action

The aftermath of the 2016 Presidential election has become an unpleasant exercise in anarchy and unsubstantiated fear. A point where reason is missing in action.

Crimes Real and Imagined: A Comparison of the Two Presidential Candidates

October 9, 2016, would have been John Lennon’s 76th birthday. This statement, by Lennon, reflects today as well as yesterday. “Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think...

   Michael Ingmire: Surviving Suicide – A Personal Journey

Michael Ingmire knows firsthand the destruction of suicide. Michael says EVERY DAY should be Suicide Prevention Month, not only September.

Goats on the Left, Sheep on the Right: A Revealing Week

September 2016, is turning out to be a cruel and brutal month. The past week, from September 11th to the 18th, has been a broad revelation to me. This week featured a series of campaigns,...