J.G.P. MacAdam writes a lot about the military and veterans. He served in Korea ('05-'06) and Afghanistan ('06-'07 and again in '09). Stateside, his duty stations included upstate New York, Washington, D.C. and some long stays in Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky and Virginia.
J.G.P. moved on from the military and became the first in his family to earn a college degree, a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University at Buffalo (SUNY), with a minor in philosophy.
He's held several positions within the defense sector, both public and private, though he can't seem to let go of the idea that he should be outside, working with his hands, rather than inside on a laptop.
A high school dropout and chronic runaway, he moved around a lot as a kid. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia and Florida have all been home to him. The railroad is in his roots. His dad, stepmom, uncle and great-grandfather each worked the yards, management, or laid track. Much of his writing penchant he owes to his mom. To his mom-mom and sister he owes his sanity.
He currently lives in Oregon with his spouse, son and two cats.
"A Sleeping Peace" The Wrath-Bearing Tree, April 2022
"Real Red Blood" Proud To Be; Vol. 10, December 2021
"We, Grits" As You Were: The Military Review Vol. 14, Memorial Day 2021
"Returning Hero" Line of Advance, Winter 2020
"The Pickers" Passengers Journal, Volume 1, Issue 1
"A Road Not Taken" Apeiron Review, Issue 17, Spring 2020
"Halleth and Me" Bewildering Stories, First Quarterly Review, 2019