Full Circle

Edwin Alexander Hawley, Captain, Air Force Date of Loss: 17 February 1972 Country of Loss: North Vietnam Date of release: 12 February, 1973 It’s not just a statistic. I wore a stainless steel bracelet with Edwin Hawley’s name on it for months. I was a junior at Mountain Brook High School when I put that …

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What is a National Cemetery?

“United States National Cemetery” is a designation for 147 nationally important cemeteries in the United States . . . The most well-known is Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. –From Wikipedia, States National Cemetery. That number now stands at 148. On Monday, February 17th, a new National Cemetery was dedicated in Montevallo, Alabama. The …

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The doctor is in, A psychologist chats with the author

In this Tech Doctor podcast, Allison and Robert speak with Sue Martin. Sue has recently written and published her memoir. The book is entitled “Out of the Whirlpool: A Memoir of Remorse and Reconciliation.” Sue’s story is absolutely one of triumph and fulfillment. It begins, however, with Sue describing her serious struggle with depression and …

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On the Shelf!

“Hello, my name is Sue Martin. I’ve just published a book and I’d like to show it to you.” Thus began my conversation with Deb Taylor, the buyer of books for Sherman’s, in Bar Harbor, Maine. I’m pretty sure that Deb hears that with some regularity, but she agreed and asked me to come to …

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Plot Twist!

In March, the guide dog affiliate of the American Council of the Blind, asked me to speak at their convention in Columbus, Ohio on July 9th. They wanted to hear about my life and my book. How cool was this? As soon as I realized that my hobby of writing might actually produce a book, …

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GDUI Recording

Here is the recording for the Talk:   Here is the recording for the Q and A:

Sterling to Steel

I’m looking forward to meeting many of you at the Guide Dog Users Inc. luncheon on July 9th. I really appreciate GDUI allowing me to sell my book during the luncheon. I thought you might want to know what to expect. The audio version of the book will be on a flash drive engraved with …

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The Blue Wall

When my office was in the Department of Human Services building in Bangor, Maine, an amazing thing happened. At the time I had been blind for about seven years. Having had vision until I was in my mid-twenties I have always visualized the world around me, even when I couldn’t see it. Doctors had long …

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