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Annoying Relatives? Call the Spanking Santa!

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes The most wonderful stressful time of the year is upon us. Long lines, visiting relatives, and credit card bills that give bankers a warm, fuzzy feeling in their wallets. But fear [...]
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Analyzing Media: How to Consider the Source

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes After Trump’s surprise win, many people realized a biased political media had slanted polls, rigged debates, and buried important facts. Some of those people asked Bayard & Holmes how [...]
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Pilgrim on the Solitary Path

Bayard & Holmes ~Piper Bayard This is the week of the mass American pilgrimage. Thanksgiving, more than any other holiday, is the day we Americans travel home. It is the one holiday we all share, no matter what our religion. The day when [...]
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Writing Craft for Lone Wolves and Writers on a Budget

Writing Craft for Lone Wolves and Authors on a Budget By Piper Bayard Sshh! I have a secret. I’ve never said it out loud, but I’m going to share it with you – because you need to know. I’m an author with two books out. [...]
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HACKSAW RIDGE–A True Tale, Truly Told

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard HACKSAW RIDGE is the true story of WWII hero Pfc. Desmond Doss, the first Conscientious Objector to earn the Medal of Honor.     When Doss was drafted into the US Army during WWII, he chose to serve [...]
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Virginia Hall–Our 7th Annual Spook Appreciation Day Honoree

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes In 2010, Bayard & Holmes declared Halloween to be Spook Appreciation Day. It is the day when we honor the remarkable unsung heroes of the Intelligence Community, without whom we could not hope to enjoy [...]
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Pfc. Desmond Doss–The Medal of Honor Recipient Who Wouldn’t Fight

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes During WWII, dozens of the bloody campaigns raged around the globe, involving millions of US military personnel. Four hundred sixty-four of those Americans received the Medal of Honor — two hundred sixty-six [...]
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Spy Truth & Fiction–Common Handgun Misnomers

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes There are basically three types of handguns—the revolver, the semi-automatic, and the automatic. All three are commonly misnamed or misrepresented in fiction. Before we get to the differences [...]
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Gaza and an Exercise in Subtle Intelligence

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes Intelligence work is usually thought of as being conducted by costly and sometimes high tech methods. A glance at the intelligence budgets of the US, Russia, China, and a few others would confirm that view. For [...]
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The Lockheed Martin Offer to India that Pakistan Can’t Ignore

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes For the last few years, military and foreign policy aficionados around the world, not to mention very excited governments and corporate accountants, have been following the Indian government’s fighter procurement [...]