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Author: Michael Ingmire

Surviving Loss With Humanity Intact: Flesh and Bone

“Tension and temptation, diving into darkness Try to shed your skin, still what you are inside Lord, I’m a-learning There’s something greater Than walking on this bridge of fear..” Lyric excerpt...

Devil in My House Tonight: The Khatallah Sentence

Proverbs 18:5 It is not right to to acquit the guilty or deny justice to the innocent When I consider the legacy of President Barack Obama; I find little to be impressed by. The Affordable Care...

Jean Ingmire: A Sterling Mother

“Holy Mother, where are you? Tonight I feel broken in two”-Eric Clapton, Holy Mother March 12, 2018: My Mother Jean Ingmire, dies after a long battle with congestive heart failure. Even when one...

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...
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