Category Archives: About me

Semi-Annual Disclaimer

The ideas and opinions expressed by me are mine and mine alone.  They do not represent the view of any other author, authority, or non-authority blowhard; any U.S. federal, state, or local government agency or administration; the Department of Defense, the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines, the Coast Guard, the Civil Air Patrol, any national or state guard unit or organization, any national or state reserve unit, or other military or quasi-military agency of the U.S. or any other country or entity; any sponsor or donor; the Politburo, the pirates of lower Arbat street, the Diet, or any other foreign government, government agency, or administration; any employer or client; any spouse or significant other; any past, present, or future mother-in-law, in-law, out-law, cousin, aunt, uncle, or other relative; any friend, acquaintance, co-worker, or that strange person down at the coffee shop; any supervisor or person supervised; any organization for which work is done on a paid or volunteer basis; the dog, the cat, and most especially the wolves; and, are neither approved or disapproved by any employer, client, member of the government, or any corporation or other business entity.  If any person, agency, organization, employer, or other desires to pre-approve content, they can bite me, knowing that I bite back and have been learning from the best.  If any person, agency, organization, employer, or other desires to chastise, reprimand, discipline, demand changes, or otherwise express opprobrium for my thoughts and work posted here, there, anywhere, or even in private, they may do so as allowed by law; however, I once again suggest they bite me.  All provisions, decisions, declarations, demarcations, and other are subject to availability and no warranty or guarantee is expressed or implied.  Tag, tax, and title are extra.

Any comment, or post by another author, belongs to the person or thing who wrote it and is their problem, not mine; and, leaving said post or comment up here, there, or elsewhere does not imply or acknowledge acceptance, agreement, or even that it has been read.  Comments are subject to the rules as set forth in comments policy, and registering and posting is agreement to and with said policies.  Comments are subject to counter-commentary, praise, ridicule, change, deletion, alteration, or pretty much whatever I choose to do either upon mature reflection, profound thought, wild hair or on a whim.  Regardless of category of the latter, all decisions are final and not subject to appeal, redress, or even to be given a dress. Frocks are extra.

While the right to an opinion is respected, there is no legal, moral, or ethical requirement that all opinions have to be respected, because quite frankly, some of them are so poorly thought out, posited, or considered so as to be beyond idiotic.  Nor do I acknowledge or accept that all opinions have equal value and acceptance by myself or anyone else.  They don’t.  Deal with it.

I also want to note that I am no longer affiliated with Cooking with the Troops in any capacity, and do not speak for them, act for them, receive messages or mail for them, or do anything other than hope that all enjoy Bob’s barbecue (the sauce is good!).

This concludes the declaration, and we return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

C. Blake Powers

aka Laughing Wolf, LW, etc.

Free Ice Cream Shortage!

Well, not really. I am posting on FB as I can, but the gallery show and some other work has sucked up a lot of time. Some of it is at the new blakepowers.net were I am working on getting new content, most photos, loaded and up. It is still VERY rough, but with luck will get 20 or more new images up today.

Welcome/Free Download Continues Today

Bumping again as it appears that the free download will continue today.  Not sure how long, so grab it while you can!

The free download of the Kindle version of A Different View continues today, and may even extend into tomorrow (Monday) a bit, but no guarantees.

If you are one of the 1400-plus who downloaded the book yesterday, my thanks and I hope you enjoyed it.  I also hope you will leave a review or comment at Amazon, tell people about it, and if you really like it, buy a print copy as well.

For those truly new, you can find a bio and more starting here, scroll down for more posts, explore photo galleries here, and find out more about donating to support my embeds and work (and even sponsoring same if you are a company) here.  You can also get the short version of why I’m not in Afghanistan as planned here.

Thanks to crackers and others, this is a brand new site.  So, if you have features or other things you would like to see here, let me know.  Can’t guarantee anything, but the feedback will help make the site better for you.

Also, you can follow me on Facebook, and via my author page at Amazon, or on Twitter (I’m trying to do better there).  Most of my military-related posts will be posted on Blackfive and linked here.  Any questions, just ask.

For those who have downloaded, liked, and such:  Thank You!

A Shocking Confession About My Past

A secret shame of mine is now posted at Blackfive.  I really should have done some lurid artwork to go with it, but just didn’t have the time.  Go check it out.