Kim: Thank you for your service in the USAF! What did you learn from active duty that you can apply to your writing career?
LMB: Wow! That's a good question. I learned a lot of during my tour in the United States Air Force, like the true meaning of sacrifice, patriotism, and respect. I also learned:
- If you slip the base tailor twenty bucks, she will nip your Blues in at the waist a little to give you something resembling a female figure.
- Singing I'm Henry the
Eighth, I Am to yourself in a Cockney accent while standing in formation
might not keep you from passing out, but helps makes the time pass
- In a pinch, two packs of the earplugs issued on Space A flights can be fashioned into a temporary cork for a half-consumed bottle of champagne.
- Birth Control Glasses are not an effective means of contraception.
Those might seem like ridiculous lessons, but it's really about finding the humor in any situation. Having a sense of humor has been vitally important in my writing career - to keep me buoyed during the difficult times and to help me savor the good times... CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
|Airman Leah Marie Sergent, Zaragoza, Spain|