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I write these show notes with tears in my eyes. I have done this show for two years and I have never been more proud to present a guest as I am for this show. I met a young Latino man at the Philadelphia Free Library one night. I was asked to go by another man I deeply respect. Little did I know just what this man would come to mean to me. He is an inspiration, he is a model to emulate, he is a healer, and, in my humble opinion, he is the best of the best!
Captain Luis Carlos Montalván is an author. Yet, he is much more! He is a healer. He takes the wounds we do not understand and often feel isolated as a result, and gives them reason. His highly acclaimed book, Until Tuesday, is taking this nation by their hearts strings. It is a story of love. Not between a man and a woman but between a man and his dog. Yet, this relationship is more deep and loving then many relationships I have seen as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Captain Montalvan is a Veteran of the Iraq war. He reveals his experiences in the war but more, his is a story of a Veteran in this nation after returning from war.
I cried, I smiled, but most of all I feel whole. I now know my injuries are not unique to me. Thank you Captain Montalvan. As a proud member of Latin American Post 840, American Legion, I salute you. I am humbled and immensely proud to call you friend!
It's good to talk.