Dick Conoboy

Citizen Journalist and Editor • Member since Jan 26, 2008

Dick Conoboy is a recovering civilian federal worker and military officer who was offered and accepted an all-expense paid, one year trip to Vietnam in 1968. He is a former Army Foreign Area Specialist for Western Europe and Southeast Asia, counter-terrorism intelligence analyst and information/security manager at the Defense Department. Dick also worked as a resource manager at various government offices to include then VP Al Gore’s National Partnership for Re-inventing Government, now recognized as having been a shamefully neo-liberal “think tank”. He speaks fluent French and a passable English learned through many years of elementary school experience diagramming sentences. Dick owes his writing ability to consuming large amounts of chemical laden and fried fresh water pike and perch fished from Lake Erie in the 40s and 50s near his native Cleveland whose Cuyahoga River regularly catches on fire.

Dick Conoboy online:
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Articles by Dick Conoboy

Vote Russ Whidbee For The At-Large Seat Of The Bellingham City Council

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 05, 2021

“Whereof what's past is prologue…” (The Tempest, Act 2, Scene I by William Shakespeare)“I have had the honor to serve my community through volunteering on dozens of nonprofit organizations and [...]

Council Public Comment Period Of September 21st Now Belongs To The Ages

By Dick ConoboyOn Sep 21, 2021

 [Update as of 3pm, September 21st:  The video of the public comment session is now available on YouTube courtesy of HomesNow . One wonders how long it will [...]

A Rout Is A Rout Is A Rout

By Dick ConoboyOn Aug 18, 2021

It is just after midnight on a morning in late March 1975, and I am at the bar of La Frégate Hotel and Restaurant in Nha Trang, Vietnam, talking to [...]

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Vote Russ Whidbee For The At-Large Seat Of The Bellingham City Council

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