I whipped this article up one morning, “breaking” the story as it were, and before I got into the office, it had spread around the Internet. My editors were kind enough to put it in the site’s top spot, and the story even landed on the front page of Reddit. So that was cool. Click here to read about a 28-year-old grad student who’s trying to bring drone strikes into your daily life.

I am not the son of David and Dorothy Heller from Cupertino.

Subject: Hello From Reader in SF Bay Area

To Jake Heller,
Hi, I enjoy reading your postings on The Daily Beast.
Are you the son of David and Dorothy Heller from Cupertino?  If so, I once went camping  with you and your dad at Foothills Park in Palo Alto.  Please send my regards to your parents, who are wonderful people. We did an adult Bar Mitzvah class together at Temple Beth Am.
If you are a different Jake Heller, please accept this as fan letter–and keep up the good work!
Best regards,
Jonathan Cohen
San Jose, CA

Two weeks ago, I launched #vetchat at Newsweek/The Daily Beast. It’s a weekly Twitter chat about military and veterans’ issues, and I’m proud to say that we’ve been getting positive feedback from both individual veterans joining in across the US and larger organizations. Click through to see our first chat, about military suicide, and join in every Wednesday at 3 p.m. EST!

(Update: check out chats about veteran unemploymentwomen in combat and the politics of vet issues.)


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