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Tangentially Speaking

487 – Nate Hankes (Author / Veteran)

N. B. Hankes is founder of the Veteran Artist Residencies nonprofit, a scientist, and bestselling author of the adventure travel and war memoir Waking Up On the Appalachian Trail. To learn more about artistic residency opportunities for post-9/11 veteran writers and how to support them, visit Follow the journey @nbhankes

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Music: “Brightside of the Sun,” by Basin and Range; “War Rages On,” by Jordie Lane; “Smoke Alarm,” by Carsie Blanton.

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  • Nate sounds like a brave young man. Not because he decided to join the Military, but because he is willing to critically look at his role in a totally unnecessary and unjust war.

    I didn’t know who Kurt Vonnegut was in the 1980s (I just read Slaughterhouse Five some 7-8 years ago) but the fact he was willing to make a cameo as himself in Rodney Dangerfield’s comedy movie Back to School tells you all you need to know about how little regard he had for his literary fame.

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